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!! lol...how 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.

~Kim

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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