Help! I am making a baby shower cake for the weekend, and I started making the bow so that it would harden up a bit before i put it on the cake. I use MMF, the color that i started with was a light purple color and then it changed color to a light blue! Why did this happen? I did have it on a plate outside but my deck is covered...I can make another one but i am scared this is going to happen again.
Anu suggestions will be VERY helpfull!
What brand of colours are you using? (wilton,etc) I have heard that some of the Wilton colours, specifically purples and blues have a tendency to lighten up a bit.
If you left your bow outside, was it in the sun? Cause sunlight can cause fading (not sure if it would happen that quickly or not)???
Sorry I couldn't be more help........
Keep it in a dark area. Any light will cause the color to fade to a blue. If you have a dehumidifier in your home, place your bow next to it to help speed up the drying time.[/u]
I use the wilton colors (violet).
I will try making it again and keeping it inside and in a darker area.
If I had some gum-tex to the fondant that I make the bow out of will that make it harden up faster? I dont have a dehumidifier
What I found weird is that I made a duck out of MMF as well and it was on the same plate and it never changed color just the bow.
Thanks for replying!!
You can try using a 50% MMF and 50% Gum Paste mixture. This will help speed up the drying time. As far as the violet changing color, this seems to be a problem since the red dye# used in the red/blue mixture to produce violet was changed to a different red dye#. I hope that keeping your bow in a dark area will help to prevent the violet from fading. Good luck.
I took a gumpaste class from Nicholas Lodge and he specifically talked about the problems with purple gel colors. He uses the same colors for his gumpaste classes and can't get back to the "right" purple anymore. I'm not sure there is a good solution for now. I bought some purple dust from him to use when I really need it.
Try adding red gel food color to your violet fondant. This has helped me. HTH.