Food Color Pens

Baking By ZlatkaT Updated 23 Aug 2009 , 12:42am by BakedbyLisa

ZlatkaT Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 3:37pm
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I am not happy with mine. I have Betty Crocker Easy writer, and the tips are so soft, they kind of bend when using, it is hard to do any decoration. Also it kind of work only on white icing. Anyway does other brand have the soft tip? I am kind of looking for something what would do the job like Sharpies. Which pens would you recommend, or you are happy with?

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baycheeks1 Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 3:43pm
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Wilton has a brand...I think its wilton...they have broad and wide markers. They come in black,green, blue, yellow and red

Kitagrl Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 3:46pm
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I like Americolor food pens best.

Musings9 Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 3:46pm
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I love Americolor pens. They have a ton of different color options.

ZlatkaT Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 3:53pm
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do the Americolor pens have soft tips, or little harder like Sharpies??

andpotts Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 4:18am
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Originally Posted by ZlatkaT

do the Americolor pens have soft tips, or little harder like Sharpies??

They have normal hard tips and so do the Wilton ones, I got those BC food writers on as an impulse buy once, figured I couldn't have too many markers icon_smile.gif Anyhow they were terrible for me, what are you supposed to be able to do with them, they are like soft paint brushes w/ weak color. Good luck!

ZlatkaT Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 1:30pm
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I will buy the Wilton pens, as I have Michaels in a town. Thank you. The BC food pens are going to trash, you are right "andpotts" there is no way to use them for decoration.

BlakesCakes Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 4:22am
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I think I've got all of the brands--and yes, the BC ones are awful.

My favs so far are the KopyKake pens I just bought. Each pen has a wide tip and a fine tip. The colors are vibrant and dry quickly.


TracyLH Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 11:35am
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I use Americolor fine tip after testing different types I did not care for the Wilton myself, but that is just me. icon_smile.gif Hands down it was the Americolor and they had the best black too.

Elise87 Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 11:52am
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Food pens are definatly on my 'to buy' list, thanks for the tips on the good brands icon_biggrin.gif

Mickeebabe Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 11:45pm
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Where would I find the KopyKake pens and the Americolor pens? The only place I have in town in Michaels and i've never seen them there before.

Thanks for the help.

I need a good black pen for halloween to have some kids draw faces on the jack-o-lantern cookies.

BlakesCakes Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 11:59pm
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I'm pretty sure that carries both brands.


joy5678 Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 12:13am
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I'm not crazy about the Wilton pens either. Mine ran dry really quick. Think I'll try the Americolor ones.

BakedbyLisa Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 12:42am
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I'm not a big fan of the Wilton pens either. Although the tip is large, it does not leave nice crisp writing. I end up painting over what I write part of the time. I'll have to check out the other pens.

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