Getting Purple Buttercream To Stay Purple

Decorating By custard79 Updated 10 Aug 2010 , 11:52am by Lee15

custard79 Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 12:49am
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This is driving me crazy!! can I make purple buttercream and have it stay purple? Every time I make it, it always fades to a bluey color. I use wilton paste colors cause that is all thats available here. Someone please help me before I pull my hair out. I have a wedding cake to do this weekend and she wants the cupcakes iced in purple. I really need this to turn out. Thanks in advance icon_smile.gif

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kimbordeaux Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 1:06am
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I believe someone had this similar problem on "Fabulous Cakes". The purple fondant she made was fading. She ended up airbrushing her fondant purple so that the color would stay.


FACSlady Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 1:08am
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Try adding a little bit of milk to your buttercream. It works for me.

BabyChicks Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 1:09am
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Just add a little bit of milk to your icing and it will turn purple.

Jeep_girl816 Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 1:21am
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Not to try to hijack the thread but any suggestions for purple fondant to stay purple?

Lee15 Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 11:52am
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I think I remember reading in another thread to put 1 tsp of baking soda into your icing or fondant. But I could be wrong.

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