Help! Modeling Chocolate Color Fading???

Decorating By ybeal Updated 21 Mar 2012 , 11:51am by ybeal

ybeal Posted 20 Mar 2012 , 10:21pm
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I'm working on a cake for friday and have a big chair made out of RKT and covered in pink modeling chocolate (choc. was white and I colored it) - came home today and the color on one side is fading! What can I do? Guess I left it to close to a window but not sure how to fix it. Should I paint the whole chair? Don't really want to.... What about luster dust over top? Not sure about that either, every time I use dust I think it doesn't look right.

Sigh...any ideas?!?!

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dsilvest Posted 20 Mar 2012 , 11:39pm
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Dusting will help. Keep it in the dark once you are done. Next time you colour something pink or purple add 1 tsp baking soda per pound of fondant, gumpaste or modeling chocolate. It will help to keep the colour from fading.

pmarks0 Posted 20 Mar 2012 , 11:55pm
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Are you able to peel it off and re cover it?
If not, what about doing a second, thinner layer?

DeniseNH Posted 21 Mar 2012 , 3:19am
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There's a non-fade purple and non-fade pink on the market that I really love. I would airbrush it. If you go to any large craft store, their cake decorating department usually has a few cans of airbrush spray, Duff's and Wiltons.

step0nmi Posted 21 Mar 2012 , 4:04am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dsilvest

Dusting will help. Keep it in the dark once you are done. Next time you colour something pink or purple add 1 tsp baking soda per pound of fondant, gumpaste or modeling chocolate. It will help to keep the colour from fading.




thanks for the tip! i hope this works with blue as well icon_wink.gif

ybeal Posted 21 Mar 2012 , 11:51am
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Thanks for the tips....I guess I will dust it and hope for the best. I had already finished the piece before the fading started so air brushing isn't really an option as my main figure (sully from monsters inc.) is already sitting in the chair icon_smile.gif

I'm so disappointed this happened because I was really happy with how it looked originally.

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