Black Fondant Display Cake

Decorating By Bobeba Updated 29 Nov 2016 , 7:27pm by jchuck

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Bobeba Posted 30 Oct 2016 , 9:20pm
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Hello. I am starting to make display cakes and one cake I had designed has black as the main colour. I was curious how long black can sit out without fading. Any opinions, expertise welcome. Thanks so much. 

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ropalma Posted 31 Oct 2016 , 11:49pm
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Just make sure you keep it away from sunlight.   Sunlight will lighten any color.

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Bobeba Posted 2 Nov 2016 , 11:11pm
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Thanks. I am not sure how possible that is. I guess I will have to take my chances. 

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ElizabethsCakeCreations Posted 3 Nov 2016 , 1:34am
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Could you paint it when it fades?

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Nancylou Posted 3 Nov 2016 , 7:38am
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I use Fondx Black fondant and I can't see any fading on my black display cake. It has been sitting out in my dining room for about a year.  This room gets morning sun.  If, in the future I ever see any fading, I will do exactly what @elizabethscakecreations suggested.

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Bobeba Posted 4 Nov 2016 , 3:21am
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Thank you Elizabeth and Nancy for your comments. I have virgin Ice black fondant that I want to use. I think I will try it out. If it doesn't last long, it will be a lesson learned for what I can do. Better try it, then never know :) Thanks for all your help.

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ElizabethsCakeCreations Posted 4 Nov 2016 , 6:07am
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You're welcome :)

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Nancylou Posted 4 Nov 2016 , 8:01am
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Sure thing ... I do hope it works out for you.

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Bobeba Posted 22 Nov 2016 , 2:03pm
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It did!! thanks for your help. I did my cake board about two weeks in advance and kept it in a dark area. It did turn purplish but i painted over that area in gold. Thank you for all your help. 

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jchuck Posted 29 Nov 2016 , 3:15am
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When doing black or navy, knead in some bakibg soda. It sets the colour, won't fade..

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Bobeba Posted 29 Nov 2016 , 7:16pm
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Thank you. I will try the baking soda next. 

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jchuck Posted 29 Nov 2016 , 7:27pm
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Yes, do, it works...

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