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Topic Title: purple icing turning blue
Created On Monday June 21, 2010 7:18 PM
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nhodges
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Posted: Monday June 21, 2010 7:18 PM

Can anyone tell me why my purple icing turns blue by the next day? What am i doing wrong?
 
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HomeTown Baker
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Posted: Monday June 21, 2010 7:38 PM

Sometimes color deepens as it sits overnight. It is recommended to make your colored icing a day before you actually need it in case it changes and you need to tweak the color.
 
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cakesrnuts
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Posted: Monday June 21, 2010 7:42 PM

That happens to me all the time too!! I discovered the secret is to put a little bit of red or pink coloring in there. That offsets the blue tone and makes it purple
 
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bunnywoman
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Posted: Monday June 21, 2010 7:45 PM

DITTO! Add some red to it!
 
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nhodges
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Posted: Monday June 21, 2010 8:46 PM

thank you for that tip! I will do that!
 
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mmumsie
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Posted: Monday June 21, 2010 8:52 PM

Did you use water or milk in your icing?
 
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mmumsie
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Posted: Monday June 21, 2010 10:01 PM

Sometimes the minerals in the water can change the color in blue and purples. Try milk.
 
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cakesbychrystal
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Posted: Tuesday June 22, 2010 12:47 AM
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Have u ever noticed that when u take a pic of a purple cake...it looks blue in the photo??? (at least mine do anyway) weird...
 
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nhodges
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Posted: Tuesday June 22, 2010 1:10 PM

Well i always have used water. But if i use milk, will the icing not last as long since milk will sour?
 
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mmumsie
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Posted: Tuesday June 22, 2010 1:36 PM

It will keep for two weeks or use then use distilled water. Mineral free.
 
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cakelady56
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Posted: Tuesday June 22, 2010 1:55 PM

Happens to me also!
 
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thecakediva40
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Posted: Tuesday June 22, 2010 3:34 PM

The sun changed my purple to turquoise!
 
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