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Help! My purple fondant turned blue????

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Anyone know why my pastel purple bows I made a couple of days ago turned blue?? They just sat on counter for a few days and started turning light blue, Now I'm worried that the purple fondant I need to put on cake, will turn blue?????
post #2 of 6
What color of purple did you use? Most purples are going to turn blue over time. You need to use no-fade purple by chefmaster.
post #3 of 6
Blue and purple fondant fade fast. So does pink, especially pastel pink. Keep decorations and cakes in these colors away from direct light (light bulb and even sunlight) - keep them in a dark box.

To help keep the color from fading you can also add a little bit of Baking Soda to it. Erica O'Brien has a really nice blog post called, "On Purple Fondant" that explains the fading and adding baking soda to the fondant. Link is below but if it disappears, you can Google her name and title.

http://ericaobrien.com/blog/2011/08/on-purple-fondant.html
post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thank you for the help! I did get the no fade purple, never knew they had such a thing! Thanks
post #5 of 6
It has to do with the removal of Red Dye #2 back in the 70s. Purple = red + blue. red fades, leaving just the blue.

Here's my history lesson on it: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-653200-red.html+dye and http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-661436-black.html+red
post #6 of 6
If you have an airbrush you can airbrush the bow purple and it will pop again.

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