Bleeding Colors

Decorating By cakecetera Updated 17 Apr 2010 , 7:42pm by chellescountrycakes

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cakecetera Posted 11 Apr 2010 , 5:38pm
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This is not really a disaster just a problem,but here goes. My colors do not bleed ,but get speckled. so pink has white polka dots and brown did ,too. This does not always happen and I cant figure what makes it occur. I was always told to use non iodized salt for no bleeding and that is what I use. Please help!!!!!!!!!!! This is an awesome web site and I am new! icon_biggrin.gif

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minicuppie Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 1:10pm
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Could your speckles be undissolved 10X sugar? Sift before using (after measuring) to break apart any hard areas.

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TexasSugar Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 3:21pm
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http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=675240&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0

Have you seen the above thread?

The spots, not really fading, are thought to be caused by salt, but I have seen them happen when no salt was used. I believe it is the water myself.

I've never seen it in brown, but pink and blue can have white spots and purple gets blue spots.

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chellescountrycakes Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 7:42pm
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I think its the water, adding it too late or getting too much in.

Today I needed BRIGHT purple. was trying to write the happy birthday (Bane of my existance) My frosting was too thick to write good, wasnt smooth, added a little water - and it RUINED it. its all streaky with pink now. looks like a hot mess.

I am SOOO upset. I cant do anything else. OUt of Powdered sugar, out of karo from trying to make my own piping gel, out of piping gel cause I have refixed the 'water' I am writing on 8 times, So the beautiful cake I just made, with all the fondant fiqures and such is just awful. it was bad enough I had to write on it. But this streaky mess is heartbreaking.

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