Painting roses pink!

This months Cake Bag theme has to be one of my favourites this year!

The Pastel Rainbow edition contains so many cute items including a mould from Ellam Sugracraft, Rose gold paint from Sugarflair, food colouring from PME, cute unicorn cupcake cases, a unicorn cookie cutter and PME powder colour in strawberry sundae!

All presented inside a fun rainbow tote bag!

In this tutorial, I felt inspired by Alice in Wonderland (one of my favourite stories) after a recent trip to Llandudno in North Wales! (If you didn’t know, Alice Liddell – the girl who inspired the story by Lewis Carroll, used to holiday in Llandudno and there was a whole trail around this seaside town with the well loved characters, from the world of Alice in Wonderland.

With “painting the roses red” in mind, I thought I would show your how you can use the strawberry sundae powder dust from PME to paint a plain white sugar rose a pretty shade of pink!

You can make the roses or purchase ready made from any good cake decorating shop!

The only tool you’ll need is a fluffy paintbrush!

First, dip the dry paintbrush into the pot of pink powder and gently tap off the excess into the lid. Dab the paintbrush onto the petals; starting from the base and build up to the edges.

Gradually add more powder to the edges to build up the colour until you are happy with the depth of colour.

As you can see, this adds pretty detail to the rose.

Powder food colours are great for gradually building colour to your sugarcraft creations when used dry but are also fab used as a paint if you mix with a clear alcohol or rejuventor fluid!

How do you use powder colours and lustre dusts in your cake creations? we’d love to know so please share in the comments below or on our social media (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) using the #cakebagcreations tag!

Happy Baking!
Thirzah – Cakey Goodness xoxo

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