Candy Colors, Gel Paste, Powder Or Liquid Colors For Imbc Or

Decorating By drgrl21 Updated 25 Aug 2008 , 10:51pm by jules1719

drgrl21 Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 8:54pm
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Candy Colors, Gel Paste, Powder or LIquid colors for IMBC OR SMBC?

What would produce the best consistent colors. if anyone has any pictures of this buttercreams with colors they used please help and advice.

THanks,
drgrl21

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jules1719 Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 10:51pm
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Candy Colors, Gel Paste, Powder or LIquid colors for IMBC OR SMBC?

What would produce the best consistent colors. if anyone has any pictures of this buttercreams with colors they used please help and advice.

THanks,
drgrl21




Depends. Cheap gel colors (Wilton) don't dissolve all the way into IMBC or SMBC. Well, some of the colors do (yellows, oranges, reds and greens) and some not so much (blues, purples browns and blacks). Higher quality gel pastes are better but not perfect. And, if your IMBC or SMBC has an acid in it (cream of tartar) you wont get "true" blues or purples from gel paste. Purple is a real bee-atch.

Powder colors are ok, but again, sometimes they don't dissolve all the way.

Liquid colors for chocolate (oil based) produce the most consistent results, but they aren't available in the same range of colors as paste and powder.

I wouldn't use generic liquid food color (water based) as it is next to impossible to mix the water into a fat based buttercream, and you have to use wayyyyyyyy to much to get vibrant colors.

It's best to have them all on hand, and experiment... lol

(I know how that sounds...)

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