Bleeding Colors

Decorating By MBHazel Updated 4 Nov 2008 , 4:44am by AlamoSweets

MBHazel Posted 3 Nov 2008 , 3:46am
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I need to do a cake in B/C that will be iced white with red decorations. Anyone have any good tips on keeping the dark colors from bleeding into the white???

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KimAZ Posted 3 Nov 2008 , 4:21am
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I find that if the cake and frosting is cold, the colors won't bleed. I refrigerate my cakes, especially with red or black frosting.


indydebi Posted 3 Nov 2008 , 2:24pm
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If it's BC ..... if the icing has crusted and the flowers have air dried, you wont' have any bleeding at all. I've read about colors bleeding, but it's never happened to me. And I do red decors all the time.

kakeladi Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 4:02am
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Make that color days ahead. It's freshly colored icing that most likely bleed.
Use powdered color if you can find it.
As Indydebi said,,,,,air dry your decos.
I would stay away from friging the cake if at all possible....condensation will certainly lead to bleeding icon_sad.gif

AlamoSweets Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 4:44am
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I totally agree with kakeladi. Stay away from refrigerating the cake because the condensation will make them bleed. Just make sure everything has crusted and you should be fine.

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