Grey Fondant Turned Into Purple!

Decorating By Cupcations Updated 22 Sep 2012 , 2:38am by icer101

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Cupcations Posted 22 Sep 2012 , 12:33am
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So I was trying to make grey fondant and instead of using black food coloring I started adding small portions of black fondant( I made a while ago). After achieving the color I wanted which is a darker grey, I wrapped it up in saran wrap, a few hours later its light purple icon_eek.gif!

Any idea how to fix this? I'm running low on fondant so making a new batch is out of the question icon_sad.gif

Thanks in advance thumbs_up.gif

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icer101 Posted 22 Sep 2012 , 12:53am
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I don,t know what happened. That is how i make grey fondant(using black fondant with white) Never has turned purple. Try just a tinge of black food coloring. Just a little bit and wait to see what it does. hth

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lilmissbakesalot Posted 22 Sep 2012 , 1:13am
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Add some yellow. Yellow and purple are complimentary colors and when mixed they make grey. Just test a small piece to get it right.


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FromScratchSF Posted 22 Sep 2012 , 1:39am
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The pH is off in your fondant - add baking soda. Start with a small ball of fondant, add some baking soda (start with 1/8 tsp or less), then add your color. If the color doesn't change and stays true, then you know how much soda to add to the rest. I suggest doing this in small batches and let them all rest overnight to make sure the color keeps.

If you add color and it still turns, then add more soda. then more color. It's really a trial and error thing but it will fix your problem.

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icer101 Posted 22 Sep 2012 , 2:38am
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Thanks FromScratch, for helping us. I always pay heed to your advice.

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