Help! My Purple Fondant Turned Blue????

Decorating By cckim Updated 26 Oct 2012 , 2:50pm by Kiddiekakes

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cckim Posted 25 Oct 2012 , 1:38pm
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Anyone know why my pastel purple bows I made a couple of days ago turned blue?? They just sat on counter for a few days and started turning light blue, Now I'm worried that the purple fondant I need to put on cake, will turn blue?????

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gretch77 Posted 25 Oct 2012 , 1:58pm
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What color of purple did you use? Most purples are going to turn blue over time. You need to use no-fade purple by chefmaster.

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AngelFood4 Posted 25 Oct 2012 , 3:56pm
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Blue and purple fondant fade fast. So does pink, especially pastel pink. Keep decorations and cakes in these colors away from direct light (light bulb and even sunlight) - keep them in a dark box.

To help keep the color from fading you can also add a little bit of Baking Soda to it. Erica O'Brien has a really nice blog post called, "On Purple Fondant" that explains the fading and adding baking soda to the fondant. Link is below but if it disappears, you can Google her name and title.

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cckim Posted 26 Oct 2012 , 1:10am
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Thank you for the help! I did get the no fade purple, never knew they had such a thing! Thanks

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indydebi Posted 26 Oct 2012 , 2:17pm
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It has to do with the removal of Red Dye #2 back in the 70s. Purple = red + blue. red fades, leaving just the blue.

Here's my history lesson on it: and

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Kiddiekakes Posted 26 Oct 2012 , 2:50pm
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If you have an airbrush you can airbrush the bow purple and it will pop again.

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