Fondant Fading

Decorating By FleurDeCake Updated 9 Jul 2010 , 10:14am by FleurDeCake

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FleurDeCake Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 10:05am
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Hi I have a cake to do with Purple swags. Can any one suggest a brand of color that I can use that will resist fading .. I need to be able to get a realy deep purple. ty

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minicuppie Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 1:31pm
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I would just purchase it already colored. Big PITA trying to get the color and purple fades into black fairly quickly. (sorry, never counted the days)

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SweetTreatsbyJess Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 1:41pm
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Also try to keep it away from direct sunlight and fluorescents. They will make your fondant colors fade.

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Montrealconfections Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 1:45pm
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I agree buy it pre-colored save you lots of work.

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jamiekwebb Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 1:50pm
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If you can find it pre-colored go for that and definitely keep it away from windows...

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BlakesCakes Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 4:06pm
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Satin Ice makes pre-colored purple. I've used it and I like it. It's a grapey purple and I'd think you could make it darker pretty easily.

Albert Uster (auiswiss.com) makes an amethyst Massa Grischuna fondant. It's more costly, but is really a premium product. This is a less intense color, but again, it can be colored darker.

I, too, find that pre-colored fondants don't fade much, if at all.

If you want to color your own, ChefMaster makes a No Fade Purple liquid color that also holds it's color when exposed to light.

HTH
Rae

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FleurDeCake Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 10:14am
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Thanks so much for all of the input .Appreciate all of you .

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