Colorflow Smell?

Decorating By IcedTea4Me2 Updated 21 Jul 2009 , 2:29pm by QueenJessica

IcedTea4Me2 Posted 19 Jul 2009 , 11:03pm
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I bought a can of colorflow to use this week and I'm in the midst of making it right now. Is it supposed to smell bad? I'm thinking not, but just wanted to check. I'm not sure this stuff is good. I don't see a use-by date on it or a manufactured date or anything. Is this normal?


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Doug Posted 19 Jul 2009 , 11:26pm
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sort of smells like the whites of eggs?

if so...

normal - that's the meringue powder (dried egg whites plus some other stuff) in it

icky, isn't it?

can add extracts to flavor and mask the smell. (i use almond)

TexasSugar Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 1:17am
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Yeah it does have a 'smell' to it.

As Doug said you can some flavoring to it. Just make sure you are using alcohol extracts and not oil based flavorings.

KonfectionKonnection Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 2:46am
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Like Doug, I really like to add almond extract--The smell is just so unappetizing otherwise,although it doesn't smell once it has dried. (If you think it smells odd now, wait a couple of days and take the lid off the actual icing. Oh, and be sure to stir it really well before using it each time.)

IcedTea4Me2 Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 2:55am
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It smelled like rotten eggs. I really think this can is rancid. I threw the batch away that I was making and switched over to make royal icing instead. I just couldn't imagine something smelling that bad being okay. It wasn't just a mild smell. It was rotten. I can't imagine this is a normal can. If it is....Ewwww!


Kay_NL Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 1:54pm
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I find that royal and color flow with meringue powder has a ranky smell. I guess it's normal?

divaessence Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 3:09pm
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Color flow does have a terrible smell. That's normal, unfortunately!

Rosie2 Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 5:03pm
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I've only used it once, and I did noticed a 'funny' smell....

BTW, after hours of work my image disaster! never used it again icon_sad.gif

TexasSugar Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 3:23am
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Several of my students says the smell reminds them of wet dog.

IcedTea4Me2 Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 12:47pm
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Well, I wish we were all in a room together so I could say, okay, get a whiff of this! Is it normal? Answer this hypothetical for me. It smells like rotten eggs. It's not a minor smell. It is awful. It's made of egg white, I think, right? Wouldn't that be worse than normal? Or is that probably the norm?

I'm just trying to decide whether to take it back or not.


QueenJessica Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 2:29pm
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

Several of my students says the smell reminds them of wet dog.

You are exactly right! Wet dog!

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