I know...it looks blue. It isn't I promise. We worked very, very hard to get that deep purple ribbon. It is very difficult to get deep purple in sugar and it stay that way. For some reason it wants to fade to blue/gray. This held its color...until we carried it into the ballroom. It looked blue! We carried it back outside...It lookd purple again. Still very beautiful cake and a lovely couple. Williamson County Weddings planned the event.