Fading Navy Blue Fondant

Decorating By hannahmary11 Updated 2 May 2016 , 9:43pm by karmen.wong

hannahmary11 Posted 30 Apr 2016 , 1:03am
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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. 900_fading-navy-blue-fondant_8925075724046b899f0.jpg

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kakeladi Posted 30 Apr 2016 , 4:53am
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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. 

Nancylou Posted 2 May 2016 , 2:16am
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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.

kakeladi Posted 2 May 2016 , 3:18am
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Yes, the best thing is to box it then put it in a cupboard so no light gets to it.

ropalma Posted 2 May 2016 , 5:01pm
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The same thing happened to me.  I used a pale pink that faded almost to white.

hannahmary11 Posted 2 May 2016 , 5:37pm
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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!900_fading-navy-blue-fondant_8925075727904c83846.jpg

Nancylou Posted 2 May 2016 , 6:06pm
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Oh my Hannahmary, that is beautiful! Thanks for sharing ... I'm so glad the food color with vodka worked.

karmen.wong Posted 2 May 2016 , 9:43pm
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Its beautiful! I would have air brushed it - just because it would dry a little more matt, and to save time. 

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