Getting A Good Orange Color??

Decorating By smoothcakes75 Updated 27 Oct 2010 , 4:56pm by smoothcakes75

smoothcakes75 Posted 27 Oct 2010 , 2:42am
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So last week I made some icing and added a bunch of Wilton "orange" color gel to it... I wanted a real Halloween orange and what I got was more like a peach color! I thought I added quite a bit of color and so I'm starting to think that getting a real orange is like trying to get a real red. Any tips??

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jenmat Posted 27 Oct 2010 , 3:01am
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first: Wilton colors aren't good for much, unless you need pastels.
Order Americolor gels, or go to a cake store and ask them.
Next, I always add lemon yellow to my orange colors, it makes it nice and bold.
HTH!

madgeowens Posted 27 Oct 2010 , 3:08am
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oh great tip with the lemon yellow, yes it works great for lime too

Elcee Posted 27 Oct 2010 , 3:10am
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I added a bit of red to Americolor orange for a cake I just did and got a nice, rich, pumpkin-y orange. When using Wilton colors I have used Red-Red and Lemon Yellow and had very good results, also.

smoothcakes75 Posted 27 Oct 2010 , 3:24am
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Thanks you guys! I'll look up Americolor (I haven't heard of it, I'm from Canada though...), and I'll definitely try adding lemon yellow! Thank you, thank you!

Coral3 Posted 27 Oct 2010 , 8:40am
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I use Wilton orange for my base orange colour, then add yellow which brightens it up a lot...and a touch of red if I want it darker.

I know a lot of people on here say Wilton is no good, and swear by Americolor, but I find Americolor too liquid for my liking - by the time I get fondant to the shade I want using Americolor it's WAY too soft. I don't have the same problem with Wilton.

-Tubbs Posted 27 Oct 2010 , 1:45pm
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Thanks you guys! I'll look up Americolor (I haven't heard of it, I'm from Canada though...), and I'll definitely try adding lemon yellow! Thank you, thank you!



Hi, neighbour! PM Hobbycraft on 32nd Ave NE now carries Americolor.

dailey Posted 27 Oct 2010 , 1:58pm
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i used orange wilton gel for the pumpkin i just made. i then went over it with wilton orange spray, it gives it such a nice, vibrant color! (my airbrush is broken otherwise i would have used it it).

smoothcakes75 Posted 27 Oct 2010 , 4:56pm
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Originally Posted by smoothcakes75

Thanks you guys! I'll look up Americolor (I haven't heard of it, I'm from Canada though...), and I'll definitely try adding lemon yellow! Thank you, thank you!


Hi, neighbour! PM Hobbycraft on 32nd Ave NE now carries Americolor.




Thanks, I'm going there tomorrow actually, so I will check it out!

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