Keeping Vibrant Colors On Fondant For Dummy Cakes

Decorating By ccc1234 Updated 15 Nov 2009 , 2:12pm by JenniferMI

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ccc1234 Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 12:23pm
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I have notice at some shops that i have visit in the past that the dummy cakes in their showroom look dull. Is there anything that can be done to keep the vibrant colors on the dummy cakes???

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leah_s Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 2:56pm
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Other than keeping them out of the sun I don't know of anything.

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costumeczar Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 6:09pm
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Use acrylic paint in the icing instead of food coloring. Some colors will still fade but they usually hold up better.

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TexasSugar Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 7:31pm
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You can also coat them with crisco every so often to revive them a little when they start to look dull, but this all depends on the decorations on them.

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CakeForte Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 3:36am
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For dummy cakes I use spray paints or acrylics. If I use acrylic, I spray it down with a clear, matte finish spray so it's not all shiny and "fake" looking.

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summernoelle Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 4:39pm
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Purple is the absolute worst about this. Definitely keep it out of the sun.

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JenniferMI Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 2:12pm
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Bright lite will fade some colors.... that is just what happens.

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