Purple (Violet) Fondant

Decorating By AZCakeGirl Updated 15 May 2008 , 5:06pm by AZCakeGirl

AZCakeGirl Posted 6 May 2008 , 3:20pm
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I've noticed that whenever I use the Wilton violet color to get a lavendar colored fondant, it fades to a very blue tone after it is on the cake if I let it sit overnight. It still looks light purple/lavendar, but is definitely borderline. Does anyone have a trick to avoiding this? Should I add more violet color to my fondant? Should I add a little bit of another color to keep the blue base from coming out? Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

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tonedna Posted 6 May 2008 , 3:27pm
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The UV exposure do that with some colors...Stay away from bright windows or UV lights that might change the colors of the cakes...
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bashini Posted 6 May 2008 , 3:28pm
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Hi there, I always use Grape Voilet from Sugarflair. You can use it to get different shades of Violet. I don't know whether you can buy it there. I haven't tried wilton though.

KimAZ Posted 6 May 2008 , 8:33pm
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Hey Kathy!

Can you get Americolors? They are a gazillion times better in my opinion.

When I do cakes with any darker colors, I put them in the fridge to help prevent bleeding and fading, even fondant. Maybe you can try that.


AZCakeGirl Posted 15 May 2008 , 5:06pm
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Thanks! I just got some Americolor & am going to try it today. icon_smile.gif

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