Icing Disaster

Decorating By lillywynne Updated 25 May 2015 , 9:56pm by lillywynne

lillywynne Posted 25 May 2015 , 5:48pm
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Hi 

I made a giant French fancy cake last night. I coloured white icing with pink icing & the cake was put into the fridge. The cake had since lost it's colour any idea why? Is it because of putting it in the fridge 

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Pastrybaglady Posted 25 May 2015 , 6:33pm
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Tinted icing needs to sit for a few hours for the color to set.  You really don't know what you've got until after that time.  It can become darker or lighter- it's kind of mysterious that way.

costumeczar Posted 25 May 2015 , 6:59pm
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Quote by @Pastrybaglady on 25 minutes ago

Tinted icing needs to sit for a few hours for the color to set.  You really don't know what you've got until after that time.  It can become darker or lighter- it's kind of mysterious that way.

 This exactly...Plus, red food color tends to be the most volatile in terms of fading. I had a purple cake turn blue in the space of an hour once.

lillywynne Posted 25 May 2015 , 9:56pm
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Thanks guys! This helps. I'm glad I did a trial run first 

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