Real Red Rose - Dusting!

Decorating By kiimmmyy Updated 24 Jan 2014 , 10:34am by kiimmmyy

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kiimmmyy Posted 23 Jan 2014 , 4:55am
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Hi everyone.


I have made a lot of roses and usually play with the paste colour (centre being darker) to get a real looking rose. I then use dust - such as a dash of green at the base of a white petal.


My problem is, I have a wedding cake with red roses. I am already looking for a fondant in a dark red - my usual is bright red (great for kids cakes, cars etc) I googled red fondant rose and noticed other people had used bright red and it didn't look as good as the dark ones others had made. Do you have a fondant with a nice dark red you use? OR can I add a gel colour to get the nice velvet red colour I need?


Now dusting - I thought of black's or purple maybe??? I don't have dark dust and I will have to make an order after reading your posts. Any advise would be good. I could wing it but as I have to buy stuff, I would like some advise before I waste money.


Thanks Kimmy

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tomsann Posted 23 Jan 2014 , 1:56pm
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HI, I don't know if this is the color you are looking for but this is americolor super red with just a touch of super black.....hope that helps  


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annaleescakes Posted 23 Jan 2014 , 5:24pm
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One of my favorite roses in the gallery - perfect "velvet red :)


Anyway, adding a tad bit of black coloring or even burgundy works for me, as well as dusting with the burgundy. I've never had luck with dusting with purple, I'm not good enough of a blender :)

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kiimmmyy Posted 24 Jan 2014 , 10:34am
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Thanks so much for the help - I do have burgundy and I can play with a bit of black. Both roses are lovely an very natural not bright and artificial red.


 No need to order anything new but some dust, so I am over the moon! 

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