Sugar Paste Losing Its Colour?

Decorating By cardicard Updated 25 May 2013 , 9:59am by cardicard

cardicard Posted 24 May 2013 , 10:01am
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I have just made a bride and groom using 50/50 modeling paste and fondant (white) I added flesh coloured gel paste. after a couple of days drying the figures went a very pale yellow colour. I have neveer had this problem before.

Any ideas why please?

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tarttokig Posted 24 May 2013 , 11:03am
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AI've found that some colors lose their color quickly when exposed to light (doesn't even have to be direct sunlight). Green, yellow and orange are the colors that I've found most prone to that behavior, and flesh color is pretty much just diluted orange.

cazza1 Posted 24 May 2013 , 11:42am
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Anything with an American brand red food color in it will fade.  Something to do with their food safety laws.

cardicard Posted 24 May 2013 , 12:27pm
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It is a pain as i haven't time to make more figures. I used sugarflair flesh colour.

FrostedMoon Posted 24 May 2013 , 1:29pm
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For the future, I've found steaming the figures helps keep the color from fading by sort of "setting" it.  Then I put a big box over them to keep them in the dark while they dry.  Maybe you can try it now to stop it from fading further?

cardicard Posted 25 May 2013 , 9:59am
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Thank you i will try that x

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