Does anyone else have an issue with food colors fading? Went to color my frosting, and found my purple comes out blue. My sky blue looks black! Internet says food colors don't expire, but do they fade? Or change some how when old? Thanks
Maybe they weren't mixed enough? Perhaps the color components in each are separated.
I've never had an issue with "old" ones... but I did find an old bottle last night and the ingredients were all separated like old nail polish. Threw it out.
I've never had an issue with colors being old either, but they definitely fade in the light. Purple and pink are particularly unstable. I've added a small amount of baking soda to fondant and gum paste to help stablize the color, but haven't tried it with butter cream.
A shame Bmarco that you threw it out. I went thru that when I was gifted w/an older lady's stuff ...... several jars of paste colors (long before gels came on the market) were like that. Judging by the lables they must have been at least 30-50 yrs old! I just stirred it up and used them w/o any problems.