Do Wilton Gel Colors Darken?

Decorating By crazydoglady Updated 8 Oct 2009 , 1:13am by KonfectionKonnection

crazydoglady Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 12:56am
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after i've used wilton to tint icing or fondant the color seems to darken over night.
is it my lousy memory or does this really happen?

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bettinashoe Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 1:11am
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I love your wording and, yes, it definitely happens. I haven't noticed a drastic change myself but many do darker a little.

KonfectionKonnection Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 1:13am
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When you color BC, the color will often dark or deepen a shade after sitting. I usually tell my students to try to make their icing at least a few hours in advance, so they can check the color before they start decorating. (I don't notice it w/ RI or fondant. GP will actually lighten as it dries.) HTH!

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