I forget who I was chatting about this with but I said I was going to do a test to try to get really red roses and I would let her know how it turned out. I can't find my notes on who it was. So sorry!
Anyway they are stunning IMHO and I am very pleased with them.
I will definately be buying Marcella Sanchez's flower paste again. I think it costs about double but it was unbelievably nice to work with. Beats Nick Lodge's hands down. And I thought it was the best.
These are beautiful - what a colour!!
It's great when something turns out really well especially when you anticipate having trouble with it.
How did you steam them....does that bring out the color and shine?
Sorry....I wanted to add that they were soooo beautiful.....the color is so dramatic.....
Thanks! I'm hoping they will keep the colour with the spray on them.
I steamed them with a $25 clothing steamer that I bought at Walmart. I tried my kettle but it has automatic shutoff so it was a pain to use. When you steam them (not too much or they go gooey) they will have a shine and be slightly tacky but that dries. It sets the powder though so you don't get it all over everything including the cake. It was the spray that made the shine. I put it on a yellow rose but it didn't shine the same.
Here is what I used from Global Sugar Art -CAI-Edible Lacquer Spray
Product ID #18231
Thank you for all the helpful info......I have to make burgundy daisies...and I just can't seem to get it dark and shiny enough...Hope this does the trick.....Thanks again lorrieg.
terrylee, if you can buy that gumpaste (I got mine from GSA) it really is a dream to work with. I started with the white paste and I see there is a red one. That might help with the burgundy. And the sugarflair colourings are really strong.
I have to make some fuschia gerberas so I'm buying more of the paste. Good luck and don't forget to keep us posted.
Really Beautiful! Wonderful job.
That was me that you were discussing the red roses with. I love that red. I just started making the red roses for my Sept 27th wedding and I love Marcella Sanchez's flowerpaste. It's great to see the final flowers. They are absolutely beautiful. I agree this product is worth the money.
Thanks so much lorrieg.
Thanks again Lorrieg.....will post pictures
Well crap! I have to make red poppys and have been strssing out how to do them. I wish I would've known about this flower paste a week ago!
They are GORGEOUS btw.