Baking By MamaYogi Updated 4 Feb 2009 , 11:06pm by cakegirlcakes

MamaYogi Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 2:10am
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How potent is this stuff? I live close to Indianapolis and don't know of anyone that carries it so I think I will order it off the internet. The primary color I need right now is red and black. Is the .75 oz bottle sufficient? How long does it usually last. I am not in the cookie business so my needs are not great for a large amount. Thanks!

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psurrette Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 2:19am
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Americolor colors are great! Red and black are the hardest colors to get with any but the best with this vendor I would buy 2 of each if your buying. I like the small bottles because they fit in my drawer.

Teekakes Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 2:20am
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Americolor is all I use because it is the best IMO as well as many others.
For Red and Black you will want to purchase the "Super Red" and the "Super Black".
If you do not use food color very often then the small bottles will be good for you. However, because it does take more red and black to get true tones, It might be good if you bought the larger bottles of these two colors. Just something to think about. icon_smile.gif

something_sweet Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 2:26am
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I had been using Wilton colors and found these at Country Kitchen
I LOVE the Americolor, I will never ever use Wilton color again! I would recommend it! Their Super Red and Super Black cannot be beat!

Wildrose6633 Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 2:29am
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If you don't need a lot why don't you opt for buying your red and black. Satin Ice makes black and red and so does choco pan. If you want to start with a chocolate brown fondant you could add less black coloring if you are set on adding some color yourself.

But both companies sell the the fondant in smaller 2 or 5 lb. containers, I'm not sure which company sells which size.

mom2rascals Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 2:37am
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I have never seen Americolor in Canada, is it a gel, or liquid?

DsLady614 Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 10:25pm
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OMG!! Americolor ROCKS!! I started up caking and cookie-ing again a few months ago. I'd taken Wilton classes years ago and thought Wilton was all there was. Then I read about Americolor. I have a small bottle of Super Red and I've made red several times with it. It only takes a few drops for small batches, seriously!

When we get back stateside, I will be replacing ALL my Wilton with Americolor!

cakegirlcakes Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 11:06pm
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you can buy Americolor directly from this very site, Cakecentral! how cool is that!? i bought a ton because i can't find it anywhere and i live in the 'states'!

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