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how to get blue food color stain off my face?

post #1 of 27
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Yep. I made a shark cake for my 9 year old son's birthday today. Right in the middle of adding my color, the phone rang. One way, or another, I ended up with blue dye on my upper lip, and it will not wash off! Thank God my daughter told me it was there. It is Wilton's gel color. Thanks in advance
post #2 of 27
I know that the label on laundry bleach says "not for personal use," but if all else fails, a light swabbing (followed by IMMEDIATE flushing with PLENTY of water) gets the occasional fountain pen ink stain off my fingers.

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post #3 of 27
Hmmmm...I know hand sanitizer can remove permanent maker, maybe it would work with the blue dye.
post #4 of 27
This is going to sound strange but if you have lemon in the house. Try that.
post #5 of 27
Baby Wipes ! they also work on fondant ! icon_wink.gif

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post #6 of 27
Toothpaste rubbed gently can work very well.

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post #7 of 27
Go with the baby wipes , and yes as Pam says they also work on fondant.
post #8 of 27
Lava soap or Mr. Clean magic erasers.
post #9 of 27
I was going to say 'patience', so I'm glad to read all these responses.

I'm pretty laid back about using 'food safe' stuff generally, but out of interest, how do baby wipes go in this regard?
post #10 of 27
Toothpaste!
post #11 of 27
If it's alcohol soluble, a prep-swab will likely take it out.

Toothpaste, Lava soap, and Mr. Clean Magic Eraser are all mild abrasives, and so it basically just accelerates the natural process by which you shed the stained skin cells.

And truth be told, especially after reading the other suggestions, even though I will use laundry bleach (or sink cleanser, or even toilet bowl cleaner, in a pinch) on my fingers (and have handled far nastier oxidizing agents), I'm not that sanguine about getting the stuff that close to my face, and would be likely to save even just a Q-tip soaked in the stuff for a last resort if I were facing the OP's situation.

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post #12 of 27
Remember My Big Fat Greek Wedding..............the Dad was right, Windex will take the blue away. I use it on my hands and kitchen counters to get the food coloring off of them. But any other glass cleaner won't work, just Windex.
post #13 of 27
I am very curious to know more about the baby wipes that Pam and and Chellescakes mentioned. Chellescakes - do you mean that baby wipes help take stains out of fondant on a cake??? Would love to know if these work as a few times now I have smudged colour on the cake I am working on and a tip like that would be great to know. Do you just use the wipe to take it off???

Lol DeniseNH - every time hubby cuts his finger or does anything I tell him to put windex on it....hahaha just using the line out of the movie though icon_lol.gif So it really does work for this.....
post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by hbquikcomjamesl

gets the occasional fountain pen ink stain off my fingers.



Hairspray removes ink too!
HOW TO:
Make tip #127D (giant rose tip) Ruffle cake,
Write with icing,
Make buttercream roses on a stick:
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HOW TO:
Make tip #127D (giant rose tip) Ruffle cake,
Write with icing,
Make buttercream roses on a stick:
http://s984.photobucket.com/albums/ae322/Unlimited1cakes/
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post #15 of 27
Sorry - off topic....but to 'unlimited' - does hairspray remove ink from clothing??
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