So, yesterday I colored my mmf for a cake due on Saturday. The cake is buttercream, with fondant accents. I am making daises in different colors, polka dots, curly cues. I made, green, pink, purple, and yellow. This morning, I am checking on my daises to see how they are drying, and the pink is totally faded out. Any suggestions. I looked at my extra in the bag I had left over, and it was faded also. Most of the time, my fondant get darker after sitting. Any suggestions, or solutions would be most appreciated! Thanks so much!
Unfortunately pinks and purples are known for fading. Most colors do get darker but if those are left uncovered at all they'll fade terribly. You will probably have to start completely over. I'm sorry! Maybe someone else will pipe in with more words of wisdom and maybe a solution!
Do you have petal or luster dust to intensify the colors, you could try that.
Pink and purple will fade in sunlight and florescent lights.
You can paint over them after they are done to help with the fading.
I would paint them with icing color or luster dust mixed with everclear or vodka..It will make them shiny too.
Thanks for the suggestions. I have done pink before, and never had problems with it fading. Oh well, I think I will probably paint it with some luster dust! Thanks. everyone.
Here's the history on why red fades....it goes back to the 1970's: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-653200-red.html+dye
And since purple is made up of red and blue, purple is also a 'frequently fade-able' color.
Thanks, Debi~ I ended up painting some of my accents, and mixed some new pink fondant up too. I put those in a cupboard to dry (in the dark ) . Hopefully that will help. I'll see how it looks in the morning. Thanks for the history lesson!
Here's an interesting happening. I have a display cake in a shop that is in the front of a warehouse and has incandescent lighting. All the colors are okay except the once pretty pink gum paste roses are now a very pretty evenly colored light green. Looks like the color was original.