I made the most awesome mmf fondant and colored it with Wilton's pink color for a Minnie Mouse cake 1 week ago. I added some Wilton's tylose to a portion of the pink fondant to make the bow yesterday. I looked today and the bow has already faded to almost white while drying! By the time the cake is due next week, I'm sure the color will be totally gone. What do I do? Use Americana coloring and recolor my fondant? Mix the Wilton pink coloring with vodka and paint my bow to get the correct color? I'm worried because I've already colored my fondant to cover the cake and as I look at it I'm thinking it's getting lighter as well. I need to cover the cake with pink fondant and decorate next Thursday and deliver it on Saturday morning.....will all the pink color disappear by then?
AYes! That happened to me too for both pink n purple! And while i was drying my bow! I used wilton gel colors too.. I redid my bow And let it dry in a dark place, since light (sunlight, fluorescent) can lighten the colours. Goodluck in your bow!
AYou can try airbrushing the bow with Wilton colormist, if you don't have an airbrush.
Thank you both. I don't have an airbrush so I think I'll try painting the color on. If nothing else, I guess I'll be making a new bow
AWilton brand makes a colormist that you can buy at Walmart or any hobby store. It's in a can.
Red/Pinks from the US fade quickly as some additive has been banned. When this happened with my americolor gel I was advised to either not color until a day or so before the cake was needed or to keep it in a dark place. I have since sourced some SugarFlair red from the UK and this is not supposed to fade.
I've found wilton is especially bad about fading. Definitely keep colored fondant out of the sun, and try using a steamer to "set" the color. That has helped me a lot. If it were me I'd start over rather than spray or paint unless you are looking for that effect.
Thank you for all of your input. I just checked the fondant I made to cover the cake with and it's already faded too - just not as much. Sounds like I just need to start over - only thing is - what brand of color should I use - or I guess I just have to be careful to keep the cake out of the light after it's covered. Funny, all the cakes I've made have been for my grandsons so I was so looking forward to making a cake that was pink - who would have thought "pink" would be such a challenge!
I've had better luck with Americolor.