Need Help Using Petal Dust To Dust Flowers.

Decorating By bostonterrierlady Updated 15 Jun 2012 , 1:52am by littlestruedel

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bostonterrierlady Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 6:09pm
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When I use the petal dust the flower comes out real splotchy. I cannot get a nice even coat. I hope I describe this well enough. Any hints? Thanks.

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BakingIrene Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 6:20pm
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The petal dust won't stick to grease spots.

Try to use cornstarch for rolling with, and make sure your tools have been washed well to get rid of the last traces of crisco.

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kakeladi Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 8:56pm
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Yah, what she ^^^ said.
Any grease spots on the fondant/gp will cause what you describe.
Are you using a good, dry brush? Dipping it into the dry dust and tapping it off before applying? Should work just fine if there is no grease involved.

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Chellescakes Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 9:48pm
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I blend my dusts on a tissue , with some cornflower before applying, I don't get streaks. I don't use anything to roll out my flowerpaste with , just my non stick flower board.

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soozicake Posted 15 Jun 2012 , 12:10am
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I put a little in the lid then dab up and down in it with the brush to break up the tiny lumps, tap off the excess. Sometimes I will lightly dust the same color as the gumpaste on first for a base coat then build the required color on top. Happy dusting.

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littlestruedel Posted 15 Jun 2012 , 1:52am
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I was also told that you need to use a natural hair brush, the dusts won't work very well with nylon brushes.

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