Purple Colour

Decorating By Elise87 Updated 17 Feb 2010 , 1:35am by Joanne1944

Elise87 Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 2:06am
post #1 of 14

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

13 replies
CakeMommyTX Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 2:21am
post #2 of 14

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.

rvercher23 Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 2:24am
post #3 of 14

Here is a cake I did with the Regal purple coloring.

Teekakes Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 2:24am
post #4 of 14

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. icon_smile.gif

Elise87 Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 2:46am
post #5 of 14

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!

Teekakes Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 2:56am
post #6 of 14

You are welcome thumbs_up.gif

Bluehue Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 3:03am
post #7 of 14

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.

TexasSugar Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 3:49pm
post #8 of 14

I really dislike the eletric purple personally. I think it comes out in a funky color.

jmr531 Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 7:59pm
post #9 of 14

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.

annisa523 Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 3:43am
post #10 of 14

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!!!

Elise87 Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 4:23am
post #11 of 14

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:


jmr531 Posted 16 Feb 2010 , 5:15pm
post #12 of 14

Thanks. I added some Baker's Rose to my fondant and I got the color I needed.

Elise87 Posted 16 Feb 2010 , 11:43pm
post #13 of 14

that's good! n damn i just realised that my link didn't work lol

Joanne1944 Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 1:35am
post #14 of 14

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.

Quote by @%username% on %date%