Color Flow What Is It?

Decorating By 1234cakemom Updated 3 Dec 2008 , 12:55pm by 1234cakemom

1234cakemom Posted 1 Dec 2008 , 8:28pm
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I have seen the color flow tecnique here on cc but can not find any info or recipes for it . I think it looks wonderful and would like to try it an an anime cake for my daughters birthday Friday. If anyone can tell me anything about color flow it would be a great help and a recipe would be really great!!! I cant wait to do this cake and share pics with all of you. Thank you so much for all your help. icon_smile.gif

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Daisys_Cakes Posted 1 Dec 2008 , 10:34pm
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Wilton sells a color flow mix that you only need to add sugar and water to, but I personally use the the Wilton RI recipe and then just dilute it until it is really thin (esp. since you need RI anyway). Normally with color flow you use a template which you then place wax paper over and trace the lines with with RI. After the RI dries you fill in the space between lines with the color flow. I will try and find you an example since it's kind of hard for me to explain.


aundrea Posted 1 Dec 2008 , 10:41pm
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i wonder about this too. so you dont have to buy the color flow mix?
is there a taste to the mix?

Daisys_Cakes Posted 1 Dec 2008 , 10:49pm
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Here is what Wilton's website site said about color flow:

aundrea, the Wilton site says use the color flow mix, but my Wilton teacher told us that using RI and diluted RI instead of full strength color flow and diluted color flow get very similar results, although she did say it would not be quite as strong, but unless you plan on making a bunch of color flow stuff I would not bother purchasing the mix, I would just use RI instead. To answer you other question, color flow and RI both taste like pure sugar because that is essentially what they are.

Daisys_Cakes Posted 1 Dec 2008 , 10:57pm
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Ok, here is a tutorial I found. It looks like her she did it directly on what would be the cake and used the drawing on the wax paper for guidance. At any rate I hope this helps a little.

aundrea Posted 1 Dec 2008 , 10:58pm
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thanks for all the info. i have been wanting to try and now i think i will.

Daisys_Cakes Posted 1 Dec 2008 , 11:05pm
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No problem! I just realized she left comments on how she did it under the individual photos, so you should look at what she wrote.

tarheelgirl Posted 1 Dec 2008 , 11:15pm
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I just use the mix that Wilton sells! I started using it a couple months ago and LOVE it. It is very easy and looks awesome on your cake.

FullHouse Posted 1 Dec 2008 , 11:27pm
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The color flow is stronger than RI, and I think it dries a little shinier. Personally, I use color flow mix on wax paper to trace my template: outline, then when you begin to fill, try for a "pillow effect" and don't stop/start, you need to work continuously so you fill the entire section before it begins to dry. You can google for a coupon, most weeks either AC Moore, Joann, Michaels has at least a 40% coupon you can print and they all take each other's. Have fun.

tracey1970 Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 2:10am
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That's what I do too, NCmomof3boys. I use color flow quite often. I like the shine it has to it. I find a can of color flow mix an investment because I don't use it that often, so it lasts me a long time.

1234cakemom Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 12:55pm
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Thank you everyone for your help . I may just do FBCT because im running out of time and cant get to the store. I am still looking orward to working with colorflow. icon_smile.gif

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