Tried The Violet Trick And It Works!

Decorating By amandasweetcakes Updated 20 Mar 2007 , 2:52am by fooby

amandasweetcakes Posted 15 Mar 2007 , 9:14pm
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That's amazing! Who would have thought adding violet to butter yellow icing would turn it white!

It works! Pretty cool!

Thanks for the tip CC!

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Monica0271 Posted 15 Mar 2007 , 9:20pm
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thumbs_up.gif Yea worked for me too. I learned it here too. I love this place icon_wink.gif

Cakepro Posted 15 Mar 2007 , 10:42pm
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No kidding?! Just a teeny-tiny bit?

countrykittie Posted 15 Mar 2007 , 10:56pm
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New here....what's the violet trick???

ncbert Posted 16 Mar 2007 , 12:36am
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...violet trick is a tiny tiny touch of violet color takes away the yellow in icing..makes it nice and white...

That works with alot of things as I am a hairstylist and that is one of the rules of hair colour. I should have known that one before

trumpetmidget Posted 16 Mar 2007 , 12:37am
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I just tried it the other day and was totally amazed! I was very happy because now I don't have to search for white margerine. Countrykittie, the violet trick is - if you have icing that is yellow (usually because you use butter or margarine), you can put a teeny bit of violet food coloring in and it turns it white. I guess because purple is red and blue - primary colors - it cancels out the yellow or something. I don't know how it works, but it does. But, don't use too much or you'll get grey.

tobycat Posted 16 Mar 2007 , 1:19am
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It really is a super cool trick! thumbs_up.gif

arosstx Posted 16 Mar 2007 , 1:25am
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Does it have to say 'Violet' on the color? Would purple work? And what brand? Wilton, Americolor? Gel, paste, powdered? Ack!!!!

jovigirl Posted 16 Mar 2007 , 1:27am
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I heard (here) about this trick a little while back but haven't had the chance to check it out yet! I'm glad to hear it really works thumbs_up.gif

tiggy2 Posted 16 Mar 2007 , 1:28am
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As far as I know it has to be violet. I think any brand would work.

sugarfancy Posted 16 Mar 2007 , 1:30am
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That sounds cool, I'll have to try that.

Cakepro Posted 16 Mar 2007 , 2:09am
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Okay, whoever discovered this and whoever's been posting this, I LOVE YOU!! I can't STAND criscocream, but needed to use it for white icing.

Does anyone know if this works for IMBC too? Now that would be the ultimate in cool!


dbuesing Posted 16 Mar 2007 , 2:17am
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What a cool tip--and exactly something I'll be needing to use soon!!

countrykittie Posted 16 Mar 2007 , 2:12pm
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How much is just enough so as to not make it gray?

Monica0271 Posted 16 Mar 2007 , 3:25pm
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Originally Posted by countrykittie

How much is just enough so as to not make it gray?

I used just a tiny tiny bit. I just put a tiny bit in the tip of my tooth pick. & I use the Buttercream Dream on this site.

(Did I say only a tiny bit icon_lol.gif )

notjustcake Posted 16 Mar 2007 , 3:59pm
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You know I have been making buttercream dream for a while and I knew about this trick I learned it here on another post and I keep forgetting to try it !!!!

fooby Posted 16 Mar 2007 , 4:03pm
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Off to the store to get some violet icon_biggrin.gif

Cookie4 Posted 16 Mar 2007 , 4:17pm
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Wow - thanks for sharing this invaluable tip, I'll be incorporating this idea from hereon. Are there any other colors that we should be aware of? I heard something about fondant purple turning blue under lighting so you should use Wilton purple to hold the hue.

rlsaxe Posted 16 Mar 2007 , 5:32pm
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very cool trick. definitely keeping that one in mind! thanks!

countrykittie Posted 17 Mar 2007 , 5:34pm
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Will it work for cream cheese icing???

fooby Posted 20 Mar 2007 , 2:52am
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Oh! My! Gosh! IT WORKS!!!!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif I just tried it tonight and I'm sooo happy with this new tip! thumbs_up.gif Thanks all!!!

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