Best Foodcoloring

Decorating By laur1220 Updated 27 Mar 2009 , 4:09am by LoriMc

laur1220 Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 9:07pm
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i've read some posts about how certain colors give buttercream a bitter taste or add too much liquid to the recipe... what is everyones favorite types of foodcoloring and does it make a difference if its used in buttercream or fondant? thanks!

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prterrell Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 2:52am
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I use Americolor gel paste colors for coloring everything. If I need a large amount of fondant to be a color, I purchase a bucket of the precolored fondant. For red and black fondant, I always use the precolored.

Kiddiekakes Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 2:54am
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I use Americolor for gels,airbrushing and sheens.I wouldn't use anything else although Chefmaster is roughly the same type of gel like Americolor but is harder to find!

LoriMc Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 4:09am
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I love Americolor too, but you have to be careful with some of their colors. The Super Red, Electric Pink and Purple get bitter very easily. For the pink and purple I buy the cake craft brand. For red I start with the Americolor no taste tulip red then add cake craft super red to it very carefully. It will darken up nicely if you let it sit for a few minutes.

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