Keep Purple From Fading??

Decorating By gourmetsharon Updated 12 Aug 2010 , 6:12pm by cdgleason

gourmetsharon Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 1:21pm
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I saw someone post last week or week before last with a tip about keeping purple frosting and/or fondant from fading.

Can someone refresh my memory since apparently I have lost my mind??


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Amaranthine Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 2:43pm
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Is it this one?

All I know for sure is, keep it away from sunlight and bright lights as much as possible. Someone told me that she put her purple flowers in a sunny window to snap a few pictures, and within *minutes* they had faded to a bluish color. icon_surprised.gif

TexasSugar Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 3:54pm
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I tested Crystal Colors powder with fondant. I had it under florescent lights and in a sunny window for over a week and no change in color.

I think if I had to do purple, thiat is the way I would go.

Peridot Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 5:51pm
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Texas Sugar,
I read your response to the other post about purple fondant & BC fading.

I am interested in what you are saying about adding Crystal Colors to fondant. I am assuming you are taling about petal dust? How much are you adding to the fondant and how much fondant are you talking about? I know it depends on how dark you want it. I have such a hard time imagining petal dust mixing into fondant as you knead it.

Tell me more please.


gourmetsharon Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 6:10pm
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actually, no, but thanks for that link!

I thought someone posted something about adding baking soda in with either fondant or their buttercream.

Been so tired...

sullymel13 Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 5:57pm
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Did you ever find the answer? I remember the same tip, which I promptly forgot, and now I need the answer again!


gourmetsharon Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 6:03pm
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I didn't find the same answer but lack the time.

I appreciate the tip about the Crystal Colors. Saw these at the local cake store today.

Got bigger fish to fry (literally, working on a fisherman's birthday cake!)

Thanks all!

pmarks0 Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 6:10pm
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I had never heard of this and took to google and came up with this link to Global Sugar Arts which explains how to mix it with the different mediums. And it looks like there's almost 100 colours.

cdgleason Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 6:12pm
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"Crystal colors" are basically powdered food coloring, but it can also be used to dust your gumpaste and fondant decorations after they have dried.

here is a good link:

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