I have a terrible time making purple icing that stays a pretty purple color. I have tried mixing red and blue but I can never get the right shade. Any suggestions??
I could never get a nice purple by mixing red and blue together.... it always looked gray. Try using wilton's violet. HTH
When your making purple icing, stir in a few drops of milk. When the icing is made with water, the purple always grays out and get ugly. Milk works every time.
I'd like suggestions about this, too. Wilton's violet is not a very pretty color, either.
Ramacake, I guess you were posting as I was writing! I'll try using milk. Thanks.
i have used wiltons violet for 15 yrs.. beautiful everytime.. i have americolor also.. chefmaster and other name colors.. but .. nothing wrong with wilton violet.. when i use it in class. the students really like it and to to cake aisle and buy them some..
I am not a fan of wilton's violet i find it a bit 'grey-y' for me, i just ordered americolour's regal purple after seeing some nice examples of good purple cakes using it
I just did a cake using Wilton's violet (in my pics) and I was happy with the color.
i have regal purple.. by americolor... won,t use it.. wish i could trade it .. used it in b/c.. fondant.. imbc. smbc.. just isn,t pretty to me... but we are all different. and like different things.. and that is ok..
..........what a confusing thread lol