My Icing Colors Are Going All Weird?!

Decorating By rkei Updated 7 Nov 2010 , 2:10am by Kiddiekakes

rkei Posted 7 Nov 2010 , 12:12am
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My gel icing colors (wilton) are like going bad!? I keep the caps on very tight. I noticed that they are very gloppy, and when I tried to color my icing, i had a ton of little flecks.... they looked like strawberry seeds or something? What is happening? Do I have to buy new icing colors now?

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peg818 Posted 7 Nov 2010 , 12:20am
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you can try to revive them with a little glycerin

rkei Posted 7 Nov 2010 , 12:26am
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I don't have any glycerin... can I subsitute it with corn syrup... or wheere can I get it?

steffiessweet_sin_sations Posted 7 Nov 2010 , 12:35am
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rkei, u can get glycerine at micheals, or hobby lobby or order it from kitchen krafts or gsa

Kiddiekakes Posted 7 Nov 2010 , 2:10am
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Anytime any spec of grease or icing gets near the wilton colors they start to harden.I have some that have ony been used once and a few months later were going grainy and hard.You can try and revive them with glycerin but once they are gone that far you can't get the grainyness out...

I don't think corn syrup will work..Best thing is to throw them out and start with new Americolor or Chefmaster colors that are liquid gels that you squeeze from the bottles..Never go bad.

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