Bad Edible Markers??

Decorating By candynumber1 Updated 9 Dec 2008 , 2:12pm by Kitagrl

candynumber1 Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 9:12pm
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I've seen some beautiful hand writing done with Wiltons Edible markers on this site. My problem is, that I've bought 3 different boxes at 3 different times, bold and fine tip and all I get is the look of a marker drying out. I keep them in the fridge standing straight up in a mug. Did I get a bad batch? or am I doing something wrong? I also wipe them after use.

18 replies
Kairiboo Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 9:20pm
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Hmm I could be mistaken, but aren't they supposed to be stored "flat" laying horizontally?

CranberryClo Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 9:24pm
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I can tell you that I have had no luck with those markers. I've tried several different packs, several different storage ways and nothing works.

I'm on the lookout for a great marker because Wilton's aren't!

mw902 Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 9:37pm
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I have some of the Betty Crocker ones, I have not had a problem with them.

Beckalita Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 9:46pm
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I have the Foodoodler ones, and I have had good luck "reviving" them by dipping the felt tip into liquid airbrush color.

BabyBear3 Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 9:46pm
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I have never had luck with any of those markers. I've stored them every which way and tried all types of tricks and they alway slook like they are "drying out".

Beckalita Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 9:47pm
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Duplicate post

rezzygirl Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 10:33pm
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I use the americolors food writers & I store them flat in my kitchen drawer in the original package. Never had a dry one (even after no use for a year).

Wendoger Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 10:40pm
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...same as rezzy, I have americolor and they still work just fine after a yearicon_wink.gif

KoryAK Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 11:26pm
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Gravity. They need to be stored laying down or tip down (just as you would any pen or marker) and I don't fridge mine.

thefrostedcakencookie Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 11:27pm
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looks like it could just be the wilton brand icon_sad.gif which wouldn't surprise me. i have the fooddoodlers fine tips and i've had them for about 9 months stored on their side in a plastic storage drawer and i just used them a few weeks ago on some gumpaste and they worked just fine. you might just want to try a different brand.

candynumber1 Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 3:45am
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Thanks so much for all the replies, I guess it's time to try another brand. As far as refridgerating them, it says it on the label. I will try laying them down for a while after all I've got 15 markers that i've never used.

jescapades Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 4:02am
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i tried the wilton writers this summer and they were horrible! i paid $14 for like 6 markers and took them back immediately.

sweetness_221 Posted 6 Dec 2008 , 9:50pm
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I had the same problem with my wilton ones. I was going to use the red one to make the veins on my cake ball eyeballs. I only got one done with the marker then it stopped working. I thought maybe the tip had chocolate on it so I wiped it off and nothing. I ended up just throwing them away. I hate wilton stuff. icon_mad.gif

bettinashoe Posted 6 Dec 2008 , 10:04pm
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I have the Wilton markers and haven't had a problem with them at all. I keep them laying flat, ar room temperature. I've had this pack for approxiamtely 6 months and they're still marking.

Tee-Y Posted 7 Dec 2008 , 9:23pm
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I also have had my wilton markers for close to two years and they still work fine so I guess there is also an element of luck when buying some of these things icon_wink.gif

tracey1970 Posted 8 Dec 2008 , 2:30am
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I too have Wilton markers, and while I don't use them that much, they work fine. I have used them to write on fondant and gumpaste without a problem. However, I tried to write on a pink chocolate plaque this weekend without success. I thought maybe it was just something about the chocolate consistency since they have worked fine on everything else I've tried????

Cookies4kids Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 1:47pm
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I also have both the Wilton and Americolor food writers and have never had them dry out. I keep them in a ziplock bag in the frig and they are always just fine.

Kitagrl Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 2:12pm
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The Americolor ones are best, and also write fine on chocolate....

You should keep them refrigerated also, after using them once.

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