I am quite new to decorating cakes, but need to practice, because a friend asked me to bake her wedding cake next year.
Yesterday I decorated my 2nd practice cake with fondant and put cute gumpaste butterflies on top. Then I decided to try out painting with food coloring. ( I have to put purple orchids on the wedding cake, so painting skills are essential!!). I used soft gel food coloring (Regal purple), added a drop or two water and started painting. Everything went great and looked great, but this morning when I looked at my cake, the purple paint turned blue. Can anybody tell me why that happened and how I can prevent that from happening? Should I use something else to paint with?
Really annoying when that happens, you have to keep your cake completely out of the light. Put it within a cupboard box, Chefmaster make a No Fade purple, I haven't tried it so can't give you an opinion but somebody else might have. I use Americolor Regal and have found that as long as you keep it completely covered it is ok.
Thanks so much! I will try that next time!
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