Purple Food Colouring

Decorating By dizzydoll Updated 14 Apr 2014 , 1:23pm by -K8memphis

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dizzydoll Posted 13 Apr 2014 , 9:11pm
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Hi guys, I wonder has anyone any recommendations for purple food colouring for mixing into cake batter?

I've tried normal liquid (mixing red ad blue) and sugarflair purple gel and both just give a sad looking grey/lilac colour. 

All my other colours are nice and bright on my rainbow cakes it's just the purple that's disappointing!

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-K8memphis Posted 13 Apr 2014 , 9:14pm
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stir in some blueberries?

 

but i'm not sure why the purple colors don't work but blueberry will

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MBalaska Posted 13 Apr 2014 , 9:30pm
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis 
 

stir in some blueberries?

 

but i'm not sure why the purple colors don't work but blueberry will

 

Because you just can't fool Mother Nature !!  :)

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-K8memphis Posted 13 Apr 2014 , 9:31pm
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Originally Posted by MBalaska 

 

Because you just can't fool Mother Nature !!  :)

 

 

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dizzydoll Posted 13 Apr 2014 , 10:33pm
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Haha thanks guys will give that a go on my next one :)

Rainbow cake is my signature cake so would really like it to be perfect :)

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FlourPots Posted 14 Apr 2014 , 2:51am
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I love the purple in this rainbow cake: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=420062771363757&set=a.198946576808712.45975.196864310350272&type=3&theater

 


Check the comments, she posted what colors she's used...

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dizzydoll Posted 14 Apr 2014 , 6:07am
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AThank you,I must check is that brand stocked in ireland :)

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Siany01 Posted 14 Apr 2014 , 9:26am
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AI mix sugarflairs deep purple with their fuchsia and I get a lovely purple colour. Not sure if I still have a picture or not. I'll have a look.

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Siany01 Posted 14 Apr 2014 , 9:29am
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A[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3220749/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

Not the best picture but it's all I have. I was doing it for college so it's just a quick shot in class. But you came play with the level of purple with how you mix the two colours together.

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dizzydoll Posted 14 Apr 2014 , 11:02am
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Oh that's a lovely colour, I may try that next time and see can i get similar results.

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-K8memphis Posted 14 Apr 2014 , 1:23pm
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i just wanted to say that i would recommend making cupcakes with the different types of coloring in order to test this out to get it to your liking--

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