What Kind Of Food Color Does Everyone Use?

Decorating By stephanievo5 Updated 26 Aug 2009 , 3:15am by Rylan

stephanievo5 Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 5:00am
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I've been using the Wiltons food colorings but I'm not all that impressed with the colors. They are not all that bright and stand out-ish. What dyes does everyone else use?

Thanks a bunch!
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11 replies
ceshell Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 6:14am
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Most people here seem to use AmeriColor. Seems to be much better for staying power. If you only need a few tubes of it, cakeart.us has really low shipping prices when you are only buying 1-2 tiny items.

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SugarFrosted Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 6:21am
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Americolor for me! It does come in tiny sizes so you can try it out without spending too much money, but you'll love it... so buy the big sizes and never look back! icon_biggrin.gif

xstitcher Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 6:21am
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I have used both Wilton and Americolor. I like americolor better, plus you get to squeeze out drops rather than use a toothpick (or whatever you use) to get the colour out.

Mommy2ThreeBoys Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 6:31am
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where can you buy the americolor at? The Wilton brand seems to not keep the icing fully colored, I tend to get white spots after awhile of using the icing in the bag.

ceshell Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 6:41am
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They sell Americolor at most cake shops and of course just about anywhere online including the place I mentioned above thumbs_up.gif But no, not at Michael's or shops like that.

grandmom Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 10:03am
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Having asked the very same question just last week and found Americolor to be the favorite, I wanted a complete set of all the colors (gadget and supply junkie!!). Guess where I found the best deal?


I got the complete set of 41 soft gel paste colors for about $45. They are small bottles, .75 oz, but how nice to have all the colors! As I use up a bottle, I will replace it with a larger size.

cylstrial Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 12:03pm
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I too, love Americolor. You can get their stuff at www.intotheoven.com and lots of other places as well.

stephanievo5 Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 3:35pm
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Thanks everyone. I just hate the way that Wiltons colors my fondant. It not a nice crisp color. its.......well.........Blah.
Good deal I will get myself som Americolor!
Thank you !

mjk350 Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 3:40pm
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I also switched from Wilton colors to Americolor. The taste is a lot better too. icon_smile.gif

tiggy2 Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 3:45pm
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I've used wilton, americolor and chefmaster liqua gel and chefmaster is my favorite. I can get red or black immediately and,I don't have to start with a differfent color and I only use a little bit. Also no bad taste.

Rylan Posted 26 Aug 2009 , 3:15am
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I use Amercolor and I think it is ok.

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