Red Food Coloring

Decorating By maddy13 Updated 20 Apr 2011 , 5:58pm by ChrisJack1

maddy13 Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 12:49am
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Hi
i am going to make a lighting McQueen cake and need to make red frosting.

which is better wilton no taste red or americolor red?

and where can i buy them at?

i am only 15 so i don't know which food colorings best


Thanks in advance

Maddy

9 replies
chefjess819 Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 1:14am
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i prefer wilton's no taste red. one reason being, it's readily available at walmart instead of me having to drive an hour away for americolors. the other reason being, i'm allergic to regular red food dyes and wilton's no taste is the only one that doesnt set off a reaction in me. but this is just my opinion, so hopefully someone else will chime in here...good luck with the cake! thumbs_up.gif

Kiddiekakes Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 1:24am
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Americolor hands down..I realize that Wilton may be easier to find but you will end up using 2 or 3 bottles instead of a few squirts of Americolor.If you can find americolor..I would buythe Super Red.

maddy13 Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 4:57pm
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Thanks for you help.
Do you know where I can find Americolor at in Las Vegas Nevada?
because I tried Wilton last night and all i got was pink.

Thanks
Maddy

GamerGirl Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 5:01pm
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Kathy's Kakes & Kandies
6250 Hargrove Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89107-2574, United States

+1 702-215-4100 ý

GamerGirl Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 5:03pm
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Tempting Treasures By Jan
30 S Water St # B, Henderson, NV 89015-2342, United States

+1 702-564-5029 ý

Last time I was here she carried Americolor and is a super nice lady!

hotgranni1174 Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 5:16pm
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Is there a website to order Americolors? I use wilton alot but really am not happy with the colors.

jason_kraft Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 5:16pm
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We prefer powdered food coloring, it contains no other ingredients (the glycerin in liquid or gels can sometimes cause allergic reactions). You'd probably have to buy it online though.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=powdered+food+coloring

ChrisJack1 Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 5:56pm
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Hi!! I made a Super Mario cake & had trouble getting the red just right. I tried no-taste red by Wilton first, but that was a no-go. I then tried Super Red from Americolor & still couldn't get it right. Finally, I added Red Red by Wilton and it came out perfectly. (all three colors together) You can look at my pics & see the close up of the "bad guys" to see the red I got. I'm not sure how far henderson is from you, but Hobby Lobby carries Americolor products. HTH!!

ChrisJack1 Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 5:58pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hotgranni1174

Is there a website to order Americolors? I use wilton alot but really am not happy with the colors.





I know that you can purchase Americolor products from Amazon - be sure to purchase from Amazon directly to get the free shipping for any order over $25.00. (if you purchase that much) HTH!!

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