I have only used Wilton gel colors in my frosting and fondant, but I am sometimes shocked at how much I need to use in order to get the color I want.
Is Americolor any better? Or is there another brand that I don't know about?
In short, what will give me the most bang for my buck?
Thanks a bunch!
Americolor is 100% better, you'll never go back to wilton
There is no comparison, Americolor is 1000% better than wilton. I use the super red and super black and have had to use only minimal amounts of color to get them black and red. Buy a small bottle and try for yourself you will then want the big bottles....
I agree, americolor is stronger and it's a lot less messy to just squeeze color in! There's other good brands too, like spectrum, ck, lucks...all better than wilton.
Americolor and chefmasters are best..But some colors from wilton are really good, so I wouldnt dismiss them completely..
I find that the Wilton leaves a bitter taste-even small amounts.
I love the Americolor; it's stronger and leaves no aftertaste.
Now I'm stuck with a whole container of assorted Wilton gels!! I'm saving them for dried royal icing decorations that people really don't eat!
Where do you buy the Americolor? Joann's, Michaels, and Hobby Lobby only sell Wilton. (at least in my area.)
I use Wilton no-taste red in my red velvet cake. That's the ONLY Wilton color I use for anything. I use Americolor colors for everything else. I purchase Americolor at a local cake supply store (not one of the chain stores) and online. There are lots of great online places to purchase cake/cookie supplies. http://www.countrykitchensa.com is one of my favorite sites.
Thank you I finally have something else to try. I try to make red for cake and use wilton it had a horrible after taste.
as a wilton instructor one of the first things we taught was that the red coloring is made from a bitter bean. Use no flavor red (still not great). I don't teach for Wilton anymore (didn't like pushing the products) and use Americolor now... will never go back
Wow! Americolor wins by a landslide. Thanks for your input. Looks like I'll be placing an order some day soon!
I bought my americolor from the vanilla bean food company. they have great box sets with 12 colours so I could get a little bit of lots of colors. As I empty one of the small bottles then I get the big one to replace it. They last for a long time, a little really does go quite a long way.
I used Wilton when I first started decorating in 2006 then switched to Americolor and will never go back
My cake supply store carries a whole whack of colors in the small bottles and they carry basic colors in the large bottles. I usually buy the large ones for $6 which are about 20 x the size of the little bottles that I have to pay $2.50 each
Man oh man! I will be switching!
Sorry, but for me, there's no comparison between Americolor and Spectrum, either. Both are liquid gels, but when you compare the consistency of the gel itself, Spectrum is a lot runnier, and Americolor is still on the money for "less is more", meaning that it takes a lot less gel to get more color.