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.
Just make sure you keep it away from sunlight. Sunlight will lighten any color.
Thanks. I am not sure how possible that is. I guess I will have to take my chances.
Could you paint it when it fades?
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.
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.
You're welcome :)
Sure thing ... I do hope it works out for you.
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.
When doing black or navy, knead in some bakibg soda. It sets the colour, won't fade..
Thank you. I will try the baking soda next.
Yes, do, it works...