Red gum paste roses
Hi, I making my first wedding cake and the roses are supposed to be dark red. I coloured two batches already but was not pleased with the colour and I'm not sure how to get it. I've read that I can use the luster dust after but do you have any other suggestions? Thank you in advance.
Hi Asha, It's difficult to get a deep red with just the coloring. I would use a Christmas red or even a burgundy red and then as you were reading use a red luster dust mixed with a little almond extract to paint over the flowers after they dry.
An alternative is to try the air brushing if you want to invest in all of that. You can buy cans of food coloring spray. A new product line just came out called Duff and they have them.
Good luck with your red gum paste roses