Americolor Vs Kopykake Pens

Decorating By Skirt Updated 19 Feb 2011 , 3:10pm by maitej17

Skirt Posted 21 Oct 2010 , 5:19pm
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I was about to order the Americolor ones when I noticed that Kopykake makes a double ended set. Is one better than the other? Are they the same quality-wise?

Thanks for your input!

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kello Posted 21 Oct 2010 , 5:29pm
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Well, I haven't tried the americolor, but I have the kopykake ones. I was quite disappointed in them. Half of them were dried out and I have no idea if they are savable? I have also used the Wilton ones and they are even worse!!
The Kopykake ones that did work, were great. I loved the fact that they have two sides.....it came in handy.

gingerbreadtogo Posted 21 Oct 2010 , 5:54pm
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I also bought kopykake thinking the thick and thin side would be great..but most of them dried out pretty quickly..my Wilton ones work okay. My favorite that has worked the longest is "foodoodler" . -foodoodler.com-

butterfly831915 Posted 21 Oct 2010 , 6:19pm
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I have the kopykake ones and was very disappointed with them. When I got them in several were dried up, the caps don't stay on well, I like the work they can do but not worth the money I spent on them. I am trying anything I can to salvage since they are ruinned if I don't. I soked them in a warm wet cloth for a little bit and it did help they worked for a little bit anyway. I would advise against these. The double ends is great but only if the pens are working. I haven't tried the Americolor ones yet so if you do please share your experience with them.

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TabbieCakes Posted 21 Oct 2010 , 6:37pm
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Wow. I was just about to order those double-ended ones. I won't now. Thanks everyone! Americolor it is!

P.S. I have the Wiltons, but there are not enough colors in one set and the tips are a little too fat for me. Otherwise they work okay and have lasted a long time w/o drying out - I kept them in the fridge for a long time.

Mikel79 Posted 21 Oct 2010 , 6:40pm
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Hi!

IMO, K o p y Kake is just terrible!!!! Anything from them I would avoid. I would suggest going to icingimages.com

They are AMAZING!!!!

Michael

Skirt Posted 21 Oct 2010 , 9:42pm
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Thanks everyone for your input! I own the Americolor ones and have had them for almost 2 years and they still work fine! Granted, I don't use them very often but still... I was just wondering if the wide and narrow ended pens were just as good. Apparently not.

The one problem I have with the Americolor pens is the tips fray after a while. I've snipped them to try to reestablish a point with some luck.

I've heard that if your pens dry out you can soak them in food coloring. Don't know for sure though.

Anyway, Americolor it is! icon_biggrin.gif

Kitagrl Posted 21 Oct 2010 , 10:11pm
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The Americolor ones last forever. I think I've bought two sets in maybe 5 years?

blissfulbaker Posted 21 Oct 2010 , 10:16pm
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I too bought the double sided kopy kake pens and was very disappointed. Most of them are dried out when I got them. If shipping wasn't so expensive I would have sent them back. I also have the Americolor pens and was very happy with them.

maitej17 Posted 19 Feb 2011 , 3:10pm
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I'm so glad I found this post,
I was just about to buy the kopykat ones but I guess I won't. But I'm not sure if I should get the Americolor one or the fooDoolers. Anyone have any suggestions between these 2 or is it a matter of preference?

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