Dusting Red Gumpaste Roses

Decorating By moralna Updated 6 May 2009 , 10:33pm by Cakepro

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moralna Posted 6 May 2009 , 5:33pm
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I am making red gumpaste roses for a wedding cake. But I need to make them a little darker than regular red. Can someone tell me what color petal dust I can use to give them a little bit of a darker hue? I was thinking perhaps a brown - is that right? I don't want them maroon, just a little darker red.

Any help would be so much appreciated.

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bisbqueenb Posted 6 May 2009 , 6:18pm
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I would use black...I do that with my airbrush all the time....to deepen a shade. I did a red cowboy hat that after getting the red on I added some black and it really intensified the color. Just a drop....with the dusts maybe you could mix some on your brush and see how it looks. Also, if you deepen the inside of the petals it will give them depth.

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brincess_b Posted 6 May 2009 , 6:45pm
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maybe a slightly burgandy colour, maybe mixed with some red? or you might get lucky and find a 'dark red' dust.

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Cakepro Posted 6 May 2009 , 10:33pm
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I brush mine with Kiko Red (ECG) after they have dried, or you can use American Beauty (I think that's an ECG color too but can't remember).

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