Why Did My Fondant Change Colour????

Decorating By kathie-d Updated 21 Feb 2011 , 9:58pm by kathie-d

kathie-d Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 6:36am
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I mixed some fondant with some gumpaste and tylose to make a bow...let it set to dry and an hour later it has changed from a pale pink to a bright pink!!! I have had colours fade before....but never brighten...anyone have any answers????

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leah_s Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 12:29pm
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red dyes are notorious for being unstable and changing over time. Most people do let the red family colors "cure" for several hours before getting to their true color.

kathie-d Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 9:58pm
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I only just noticed your reply now. I had mixed the colour, covered the cake then a few days later ( with the leftovers so it would match) added gumpaste to it to make the bow. It had plenty of time before I added the gumpaste...I have never had this happen before. The only thing I did differently from usual is I used Satin Ice gumpate as opposed to my usual. I am stumped!

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