I've covered my bottom fake tier with navy blue stripes/pleats. I thought I got the fondant dark enough, but now it seems so much lighter!
Can I mix some navy blue food coloring/luster dust with lemon extract and paint over it? Or will it be shiny with brush strokes?
Or should I leave it as is? It's for a tier wedding cake.
Well don't know how dark a shade you are going for but it looks really dark navy to me:) But....yes you can paint it as you describe. Now, keep it out of any light to help prevent further fading.
I'm so glad you posted this because the same thing just happened to me and I thought I was loosing it. I made a navy blue fondant topper on Monday and then covered the cake in the same navy blue fondant a few days later ... but the topper was so much lighter than the cake. It faded in a matter of days. I put a bit of vegetable shortening on it which helped a little, but I think that keeping it out of the light is great advice from kakeladi. I will do that in the future. Also, if the food color works, please let us know.
Yes, the best thing is to box it then put it in a cupboard so no light gets to it.
The same thing happened to me. I used a pale pink that faded almost to white.
I had it covered in a box until I needed it, but it still faded somehow. I ended up mixing Vodka and navy blue food coloring and it worked!
Oh my Hannahmary, that is beautiful! Thanks for sharing ... I'm so glad the food color with vodka worked.
Its beautiful! I would have air brushed it - just because it would dry a little more matt, and to save time.