Why does purple change color, why does pink fade sooo quickly. What's the deal? Does anyone know how to stop the fading, or color changing. I'm making sugar vases and the purple is changing colors. Pink fondant always fades on me.. Anyone know?
Those two colors just fade. It's worse in fluorescent light.
Yes, I know. You have to be an "oldie" around here to know why.
Here's your history lesson!
In 1976, #2 Red Dye was removed from the market due to RUMORS of it being cancer causing (like if you ate 2 tons of it in a day or something). Once #2 Red Dye was removed, there was nothing as good to replace it. Any red food colorings were not as stable and not as long lasting.
Purple is red+blue. When the red fades, you are left with just the blue.
Orange also runs the risk ... when the red fades, all you have left is the yellow.
Bright lights, florescent lights, sunlight may cause the red to fade. (Sunlight did it to me 20-some years ago, but it's the only time it's ever happened.)
If you can find the Decopac colors(I know you have to have a business with a tax ID# to order straght from them) they carry a no fade purple and a no fade pink. They will hold the color much better, but the shade is a little funky.