Purple is the worst color anyway, just because it tends to change to blue, but apparently lighting can change it even more and in a really weird way.
For the drapes on this cake I used purple Satinice, and I put the drapes on it the morning of the reception. The reception started at 4pm, so I delivered the cake at 2pm. Not enough time for the purple to change color, and it was still fine when I delivered it.
(I had mentioned this in another blog post before, but that was before all of the wedding shows made it obvious to brides that they will die if they don't have special venue lighting. So we now have another layer of complications to deal with.)
I've added some photos of the cake with the different lighting colors in the room. I now realize that we're going to have to start asking brides whether they're using lighting in the room or not, because if they are it does affect the colors on the cake, especially purple.
Kara Buntin owns A Cake To Remember LLC, online cake supplies at www.acaketoremember.com and www.acaketoremember.etsy.com