Fading Buttercream Colors

Decorating By lgates63 Updated 10 Apr 2009 , 3:07am by indydebi

lgates63 Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 11:37am
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Thanks to all of you who "enlightened" me to the negative effects of light on buttercream.
I'm so amazed - I've taken 2 Wilton classes and this was NEVER mentioned!
So, I'm curious, how do you deal with this? How do you store the cake? How do you deliver and prevent the buttercream from fading?

Are some colors worse than others? Should I avoid certain colors?
Gosh - I'm so bummed!

Lori

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jer702 Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 7:17pm
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I'll give you a bump on this one, because I'm very interested in the response.

sugarspice Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 2:42am
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I have never had problems with colors fading until I tried Americolor (now ducking to avoid the spatulas being thrown!!). I had problems with pink, red and purple. The rep stated that it was (I think red and blue that were sensitive to light) that being said I had cakes fading 50% in color intensity in less than 24 hours in NORMAL (not bright or direct) light. Too sensitive for me, I am using Wilton.

indydebi Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 3:07am
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Originally Posted by sugarspice

I had problems with pink, red and purple. The rep stated that it was (I think red and blue that were sensitive to light)



See this thread for the reason why ... http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6332023-.html#6332023
Yes, the red is sensitive to light, but it has to do with the removal of #2 Red Food Dye in 1975-ish.

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