Coloring.....

Decorating By elinhanna Updated 2 Apr 2009 , 1:04pm by sweetcravings

elinhanna Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 9:16pm
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im gonna color some fondant and i have 1 question. what do you prefer....wilton paste colors or americolor gel paste??? i would be realu happy wirh many answersicon_smile.gif

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jer702 Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 4:07am
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I personally use Wilton cause I'm a newbie and I haven't invested in Americolor, but everyone swears that its a million times better. Don't get me wrong, Wilton works just fine, but I will have to eventually move on to bigger and better things. icon_cool.gif

elinhanna Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 6:04am
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thankyou so much for answer. isnt anybody there who have tried both products that could help me out her???

KellBell22 Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 6:19am
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I have both colors, and I have to say that the Americolor gels blow Wilton out of the water! It takes alot less coloring to get bright colors, and the dropper bottles are WAY easier than the toothpick in the Wilton jar method. Americolor all the way for me now. HTH!

luvsfreebies72 Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 6:24am
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yeah, I've heard americolors are way better (and not just on here). As I use up my Wiltons I plan on switching over

noyhoward Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 6:50am
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Originally Posted by KellBell22

I have both colors, and I have to say that the Americolor gels blow Wilton out of the water! It takes alot less coloring to get bright colors, and the dropper bottles are WAY easier than the toothpick in the Wilton jar method. Americolor all the way for me now. HTH!



I agree,I have both & like Americolor much better.

SweetCreations Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 12:07pm
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I have used both love the americolor seems to take less so start off with tiny bit, there are also powder colors as well.. love those. =o)

whisperingmadcow Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 12:19pm
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I also heard that the americolor doesn't fade or bleed as much. I use americolor in red and blacks and colors that take alot of gel to get the right color. I agree about the dropper top as well. I hate using all those tooth picks!

sweetcravings Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 12:33pm
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I have used both and I now only use americolor. I hate that i wasted so much money initally on wilton colors. Not only are they more time consuming to use, like the above poster stated but if you don't use them regularily they turn all gritty. Plus americolor's colors are more true and you use less.

bbmom Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 12:34pm
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I have both wilton and americolor. I prefer Americolor. the squirt bottle is a lot neater and it does seem to take less. But I havre to get it at the cake decorating store, they dont have it at walmart or my area craft stores.

Sneezie Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 12:39pm
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I just bought Americolor at my local cake store on Monday. I haven't tried it yet, but it is cheaper than the Wilton color. Americolor was $1.39 per bottle. Wilton the cheapest I can get it is $1.69.

whisperingmadcow Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 4:48pm
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What is it with the grit?!? I thought that maybe I had reused a tooth pick by mistake, but you say its because it was old? Anyone know the reason for that?

whisperingmadcow Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 4:48pm
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What is it with the grit?!? I thought that maybe I had reused a tooth pick by mistake, but you say its because it was old? Anyone know the reason for that?

sweetcravings Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 1:04pm
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Originally Posted by whisperingmadcow

What is it with the grit?!? I thought that maybe I had reused a tooth pick by mistake, but you say its because it was old? Anyone know the reason for that?




I think someone mentioned one time it is the product separating. I think i read if you add some gylcerine it would resolve this, but i haven't tried it. I don't think any amount of that would get rid of all the grit. Maybe someone else will know. I was always careful to never double dip with a toothpick, tried to keep some of the foil on thinking that was the problem..geesh..never again will i buy wilton color.

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