At the moment i have wilton violet as my only sort of purple gel colour and it's kind of a bit murky for me. I was wondering if someone has some cakes they have done they would show me where they have used the americolor regal purple or another purple cose i am not sure what purple i am looking for or how they turn out. Oh and how does americolor electric purple come out too?
Thanks for your help
For purple I mix different amounts of pink and blue or red and blue depending on what kind of purple I need.
I don't like Wiltons Violet and I've had problems with other purples fading so I just stick to making my own.
This cake shows Americolor Regal Purple used on the daisies. The Regal Purple is a great purple because you make make the shade of purple from very light to dark. http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1321910
I made various shades of purple for this cake using Regal Purple, http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1439289
Hope this helps a wee bit.
CakeMommyTX: I can mix colour with paint but for some reason when it comes to food colouring....not so well lol
rvercher23: great cake! definatly helps with showing the purple
Teekakes: What a fun cake to eat all those colours on the circus one hehe
Well the americolor regal purple looks good to me, thanks guys!
You are welcome
Elise - i use the EdAble Art brand - made in the UK.
Comes in a powder form.
I prefer that as it doesn't make the consistancey of your fondant/medium softer to work with.
I really dislike the eletric purple personally. I think it comes out in a funky color.
I'm using Chefmaster's violet, but my fondant seems to be more gray/bluish that i'd like. How can I get it to look lavendar? Will adding a touch of pink do the trick?
Thanks for your help.
I'm kind of in the same dilema, after playing with wilton's violet, adding blue, then burgundy to get like a deep, yet bright grape- purple. I came pretty close, but it tastes horrible!! and that is a BIG problem for me since I'm not using it as the accent color; I'm using it for the entire cake. Even if it was just for accents the taste is pretty bad. HELP!!!
Sorry i can't help you guys cose i am not good at mixing colours lol but here is a website that has a mixing chart that might help you that has mixes for wilton and americolour colours:
Thanks. I added some Baker's Rose to my fondant and I got the color I needed.
that's good! n damn i just realised that my link didn't work lol
Albert Uster has just come out with a Massa fondant in amethyst and the color is stunning. I saw Nick Lodge do a demo with the fondant and it was amazing. The color does not fade.