My Violet Mmf Faded To Baby Blue, How To Color?

Decorating By CakeItGood Updated 10 Aug 2005 , 4:52pm by bonnscakesAZ

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CakeItGood Posted 10 Aug 2005 , 2:52pm
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The cake I just did over the weekend had MMF that I colored violet using Wilton's little jar of gel/paste. The next morning the fondant had faded to baby blue, the cake sat in the oven through the night. What can I do to keep fondant from fading out? Should I use a different brand of color, or a different fondant? I need to do a large violet/white/silver cake and will be preparing some of the decorations in advance. Really need a trustworthy light purple fondant ... any ideas?

Also, I need bright silver frosting for flower accents and beading work for borders. Should I use buttercream or royal? Have never worked with royal, but if it turns silver better than buttercream it's worth a shot!

Thank you!

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Sugar Posted 10 Aug 2005 , 2:54pm
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It might be due to the fact that the cake was in the oven. I know you absoluletly can not do that with gumpaste, so I'd imagine fondant might be effected by it as well.

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KayDay Posted 10 Aug 2005 , 2:55pm
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I am hearing that the americolors are much better than the wilton ones, I had the same thing almost happen to me...I made a wedding cake and set it up one morning ( the wedding was that night) and my lavender roses were pale blue by the time the reception started! icon_cry.gif

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bonnscakesAZ Posted 10 Aug 2005 , 4:52pm
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I learned at the convention that powder colors do not fade. HTH

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