Help! I Don't Know What Color Petal Dust To Use?

Decorating By kakicake Updated 28 Jan 2012 , 6:01pm by kakicake

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kakicake Posted 27 Jan 2012 , 11:58pm
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I need your help everyone! I am making my first wedding cake next month. It is for my niece. I am making gumpaste white roses and I don't know what color pedal dust to use for highlighting the centers or around the outside edges. I want them to look as realistic as possible. Also, this is only my second attempt at gumpaste roses, so if anyone has any advice, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks! icon_smile.gif

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Elcee Posted 28 Jan 2012 , 3:30am
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There's several options that would be realistic. When I make flowers I always make a couple of extra petals with the same gumpaste so I can test different dusts on them. Some I'd try on white roses are pale yellow, pale pink, ivory, green, even bronze and go with whatever one was most pleasing.

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icer101 Posted 28 Jan 2012 , 3:50am
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You could try to match colors of the flowers in the wedding. That is what i would do.

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LisaPeps Posted 28 Jan 2012 , 9:20am
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If you google image white roses, in all the pictures it mostly an ivory/yellowish centre. So I would use ivory for the centre and the base of the petals, then white or pearl highlighter for the outer petals. On the outside of the rose I would use a mix of green and ivory by the calyx.

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kakicake Posted 28 Jan 2012 , 6:01pm
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Thanks a lot for all the great advice! This was my first post, and with all the great suggestions, it sure won't be my last. Ya'll are so helpful !!! thumbs_up.gif

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