Argh! I made a gumpaste pony with lavendar hoofs, mane, tail, face accents, etc. almost 2 weeks ago. I also made a light pink one.
They were both drying in my glass fronted china cabinet and being kept dust free. There isn't any direct sunlight on them, but of course the room has a window, LOL!
I checked on them last night because the cakes are due this Sunday and was shocked to see a little pink and a little BLUE pony!!! The lavendar hung on in just a couple of spots, mainly those that were touching the plate.
AND I had made some tiny lavendar flowers. Yep, they are blue, too. Not too sure about finding a lot of blue petal flowers in nature!
My question is, can I dilute some lavendar gel and paint the blue parts? Would I do that with a bit of clear vanilla or vodka so that it doesn't get all sticky?
I have the feeling I can't get it back to a lavendar with diluted "paint" but I fear she won't appreciate a "boy" color on her pony!
OR do you think I would have better luck buying some purple luster dust and painting that on? (which honestly, I've not used and I assume you mix that with something as well? Or do you wet the surface of the gumpaste and dust it on in dry form? )
Thanks for any advice you have! Any tips on prevention?
I would paint it. Purple/violet always seems to turn blue after a while.
If you use lusterdust you'd probably end up with a sparkly blue pony
Use vodka are clear vanilla extract. Another member said lemon extract works well too cause it has a higher alcohol content than vodka.
Yes, I agree. Dilute with vodka and paint it on. I do this all the time, especially with red and black, because I hate making red and black gumpaste
Awesome! I didn't realize you could paint such deep colors as red and black onto gumpaste! Well, I should say I didn't realize you can achieve the look you wanted without dyeing it first.
I'll give that a whirl and see what happens with my ratio of vodka and gel. I can use up a blue flower for practice!
P.S. I apparently need to learn how to spell lavender. Please excuse the first post!