Im sure this question has been asked before, but what is the best way to color roses? Ive been trying to tint my gumpaste with wilton no-taste red but it still looks pink. Ive heard that if you over dye it, the gumpaste will lose its consistency. I have wilton ruby red dust and i tried mixing that with lemon juice and painting it on that way but it went on blotchy. Any suggestions??
I usually start out with a red paste for red roses. I use Americolor super red to color it. Even if you can get CLOSE to a red shade, it will help. Then use petal dusts and dry dust them on your flowers. Check out my gallery, all the flowers on the cakes are gumpaste/dusted. I especially love Kiko or Cherry Love for red roses.
If I can help more, let me know.
I looked at your work and everything is beautiful! I have heard somewhere that Americolor works better than the wilton. What brand of petal dust do you use?
I found it at globalsugarart.com. I'll order it and hope I can do it right
I like the Americolors.
I LOVE the ECG dusts.... PM me if you have any more questions.