grandmageni Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 3:45am
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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??

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Mug-a-Bug Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 3:55am
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I could never get a nice purple by mixing red and blue together.... it always looked gray. Try using wilton's violet. HTH icon_biggrin.gif

ramacake Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 3:56am
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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.

Marianna46 Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 3:58am
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I'd like suggestions about this, too. Wilton's violet is not a very pretty color, either.

Marianna46 Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 4:02am
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Ramacake, I guess you were posting as I was writing! I'll try using milk. Thanks.

icer101 Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 4:21am
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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..

Elise87 Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 4:43am
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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

mla Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 5:08am
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I just did a cake using Wilton's violet (in my pics) and I was happy with the color.

icer101 Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 5:09am
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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..

Elise87 Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 5:11am

..........what a confusing thread lol

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