Help The Color Faded On Half The Cake !

Decorating By 1456 Updated 27 Jun 2010 , 8:34pm by 1456

1456 Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 1:55am
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I made a pink princess cake with purple accents and the color has faded from the sun through the window on half the cake the other half is the color that I dyed it , I deliver this cake tomorrow at 11:00 am how can I fix this . it took me 8hours to do the cake and I don't even have the resources to make another if any one can please give me any advice that would be great thank you melissa

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Kitagrl Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 2:22am
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Wow I've never had that happen but then I keep mine in the fridge...

Can you airbrush it?

pinkcupcake512 Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 2:37am
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WOW!!! I know the feeling...That happened to me...Im interested to know what caused it to fade..mine was pink and maybe 4 hrs later half the cake was white..I dont know if it was because I kept it out, or because I used a different fondant..(satin ice)..


leily Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 2:38am
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Pink and purple (and even blue) will fade from the sun (and from some florecent lights also), it's just the nature of those colors.

The only way i know how to fix it is re-do it or airbrush.

For future reference it's best to keep cakes out of the sunlight for extended periods of time or the color can/will fade. Expecially with the above mentioned colors.

1456 Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 2:42am
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Is there any way with out a air brush because i don't own one , it happened while i was working on it the sun was coming in the window , I didn't notice it faded intill this evening. now it is in the fridge but I don't know how the fix this

mbark Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 2:48am
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sounds like you'll have to turn the other side to face the window to even it out. bummer. maybe then you can color on some pink & purple with color gels.
this has also happened to me, worst with Wilton's Rose pink, it wasn't even in direct sunlight just sitting on my kitchen table in front of the window did it.

jammjenks Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 2:54am
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Can you show us a picture? Maybe that would help us to help you.

I've had it happen on a pink cake before. It was a practice order, so it didn't really matter, but still...

1456 Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 3:30am
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so here are the photos of the cake but the camera isn't really picking it up it is very noticable to the naked eye

1456 Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 3:35am
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oops let try again

sweettreat101 Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 3:35am
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Do you have any pearl fondant glaze? If you do you can add a little color and paint the cake. Let dry and add a second or third coat.

1456 Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 3:39am
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I couldn't get it posted here but i just put it in my photos it's the one with the white crown and purple wand

1456 Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 3:41am
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I have wiltons pearl ( white) powder , can you color that ?

sweettreat101 Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 3:49am
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I have never use it so I don't know. The pearl glaze is a liquid that can be colored. I love the stuff.

PiccoloChellie Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 4:02am
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Is the faded part on the left side? If so, I can see it faintly.

Do you have any pink petal or luster dust you can brush on in an inconspicuous spot to test it out...maybe peel off one of the flowers and try it behind there to see if you can get a match? If you can get the color right, perhaps you could brush the whole cake to camouflage the fading?

Tough one. I'm sorry this happened. icon_sad.gif

1456 Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 4:04am
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I don't have petal dust only the pearl powder can you add dye to the powder ?

indydebi Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 5:14am
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Here's the history on why red (and ergo purple) fades and has been fading since the 1970's:

1456 Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 8:34pm
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well to fix it i used the wilton pearl powder and add pink color to it and hand painted all the cake it was a little more sparkly than what i wanted but the customer loved it thank you for all your help

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