Why Does Pink Fondant Fade? What Should I Do?

Baking By Laurarivas Updated 5 Jul 2010 , 6:43am by indydebi

Laurarivas Posted 5 Jul 2010 , 1:17am
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Hi, Every time I tint my Fondant in Hot Pink after a few hours it fades... is this right? is there something I can do so it will not fade?

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sberryp Posted 5 Jul 2010 , 2:25am
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I have learned from on here that lights (sunlight and lights) fade the colors.

BlakesCakes Posted 5 Jul 2010 , 3:07am
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The pinks and purples are the most photosensitive. It just is what it is. Unless you can decorate and serve in the dark......

I keep ChefMaster No Fade Pink and No Fade Purple on hand and use those whenever possible.

You can airbrush on more color, paint on more color, or apply dry dust color. I have dry dusted on pearl luster dust and noticed that the pink doesn't fade as quickly.

HTH
Rae

momma28 Posted 5 Jul 2010 , 3:21am
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I was just noticing this yesterday as I was banding a cake in pink and doing the bows. PInk is the worst. Worse than purple I think.

Bakingangel Posted 5 Jul 2010 , 3:22am
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I keep ChefMaster No Fade Pink and No Fade Purple on hand and use those whenever possible.

You can airbrush on more color, paint on more color, or apply dry dust color. I have dry dusted on pearl luster dust and noticed that the pink doesn't fade as quickly.

HTH
Rae[/quote]

Thanks for the tip. Didn't know there was such a thing as no fade pink and purple.

icer101 Posted 5 Jul 2010 , 3:32am
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purple or pink, if you don,t keep it out of over head light or window light, any name brand will fade.

BlakesCakes Posted 5 Jul 2010 , 3:35am
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Originally Posted by icer101

purple or pink, if you don,t keep it out of over head light or window light, any name brand will fade.




............except for ChefMaster No Fade Pink and No Fade Purple.............

Rae

GenGen Posted 5 Jul 2010 , 6:24am
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where can you buy the Chefmaster no fade colors?

indydebi Posted 5 Jul 2010 , 6:43am
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It's been going on since the 1970's. Here's why: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-653200-red.html+dye

Red is the culprit and since purple is "blue + red", that's why purple fades, too.

It's nothing new ...... it's a 40 year problem.

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