Trouble With Purple

Decorating By arbakes Updated 4 Feb 2010 , 9:17pm by CristyInMiami

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arbakes Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 12:45am
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Does anyone have a solution to getting true purple fondant? Everytime I try to color fondant purple, it turns blue by the morning icon_sad.gif I use the Americolor gel colors....any ideas?

TIA

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artscallion Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 12:55am
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Chefmaster has no-fade purple and no-fade red.

http://www.bakedeco.com/detail.asp?id=4416&catid=511

If you look at my purple hatbox cake, the beads were done by mixing red and blue wilton gel colors, they faded to blue by the second day. The cake itself was done with chefmaster no-fade. You can see the difference.

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Joanne1944 Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 1:22am
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Massa has just come out with a new Amethyst fondant that doesn't fade. Beautiful color.

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BlakesCakes Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 1:26am
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The ChefMaster no-fade purple works very well.

I recently splurged and bought some Satin Ice pre-made purple. It's a beautiful shade of regal purple and I've seen no evidence of it fading on the cookies I made.

Another option is using powdered, pure colors, like Crystal Colors (sugarpaste.com). They won't fade when mixed with buttercream, fondant, gum paste, etc.

HTH
Rae

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prterrell Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 1:45am
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Keep it out of the light. Light, especialy flourescent fades purple quickly.

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arbakes Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 9:11pm
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Thank you soo much! You guys are the best! I have a cake to make and they requested blue and purple...I was just worried it would turn all blue. Thanks again thumbs_up.gif

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CristyInMiami Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 9:17pm
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Great post! I have found that I get the color purple I like and it darkens over night!

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