Frosting Changing Color During Use

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JGMB Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 8:03pm
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I was trying to make a lacy cake inspired by cakelava's version in the Sept. Cake Central Magazine. As I was piping circle after circle, I realized that the initially bright white frosting was getting almost translucent as I went. I figured it might be from the warmth of my hands on the piping bag. So, I put the bag in the frig for awhile. That didn't help. Then, I just continued on, thinking that I'd put the whole finished cake in the frig and that the colors would all even up. That didn't happen!!!

I'd love to try this technique again sometime. So, what's the trick? Should I have multiple bags of the same color ready in order to switch off when it starts becoming too warm? Why didn't the color come back to normal in the frig? After all, it's the same ingredients in all of the circles.

As you can see in my photo, I tried to incorporate the brighter white part into the design by making it a name banner draping across the cake. It just made the whole thing look worse!!!!

TIA for any advice!!!!

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