Quick.. Packing For A Trip Home To Make A Wedding Cake.. ?

Decorating By Mladyfred Updated 12 Jan 2009 , 7:38am by Chef_Stef

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Mladyfred Posted 11 Jan 2009 , 6:14pm
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I am flying home to Canada from San Diego, and the weight of my cake stuff is going to KILL me.. can I use Petal Dust to color gympaste/and fondant, or should I use gel colors?

I am taking the petal dust for "extra color" but can I use it for a base color?

Do I just mix it in? Do I need to add more Crisco?

Help and Tips would be great!


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luvbakin Posted 11 Jan 2009 , 6:38pm
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Hey Taylor. I met you at cake camp in Nicholas Lodge's class.

What about coloring your gumpaste/fondant before you go. I wouldn't think that using petal dust alone would get you the results you are looking for.


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Chef_Stef Posted 12 Jan 2009 , 7:38am
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The dust won't work to color unless you're just painting it, which is time consuming. Color the fondant before you go, or just pack the colors. Or find a place to buy them at the destination. Or order them online and have them shipped to arrive at the destination. I wouldn't take them on the plane with the cost of extra weight these days in baggage.

I flew to CA to do my cousin's cake in Sept, and I shipped my cake stuff UPS a week beforehand for $10.00 for all of it in a big box, with room to spare. I don't know about international shipping though...then my cousin shipped it all back to me in the same box after the wedding. Worked great.

We won't, however, mention the $270 it cost me to ship the CAKE layers down...no, we won't mention THAT. icon_razz.gif

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