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Topic Title: How to Color Gum Paste flowers Gold?
Created On Monday June 25, 2012 6:40 AM
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elenaboudreau
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Posted: Monday June 25, 2012 6:40 AM

I am doing a 50th anniversary cake. I have made all my flowers white. What is the best way to color the gold? Does anyone hava any good suggestions? I have bought the gold shimmer dust, but was wondering whether I should dry paint them or do a wet paint.
 
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Spooky_789
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Posted: Monday June 25, 2012 11:16 AM
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Since you've made them using white gp, you will need to either dust or paint. Each will provide a different effect. Try dusting them a deep yellow first, then add gold, might take less dust that way. Then steam the flower to set the color. To steam, just have a small pot of simmering water on yoru stove and hold the flower over the steam. Only takes 5-10 seconds. Don't hold too close as you don't want water spots to form.

Then paint one gold.

Compare the two. Use the one you like best.
 
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ponyjockey
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Posted: Monday June 25, 2012 3:01 PM

Painting will give you more of a gilded color, dusting will give you more of a straight gold color.
 
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BakingByDeb
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Posted: Monday June 25, 2012 10:30 PM
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Not sure how it works on gumpaste items, but Wilton now has Silver and Gold edible spray color. Might be worth checking out.
 
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BrayRyMama
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Posted: Thursday June 28, 2012 12:20 PM

The Spray color works great on GP flowers. I used the gold on roses before.
 
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