I'm an amatuer cake decorator - who started out by trying to make some special cakes for my own kids. A few yrs later a guests and friends and family are now placing orders for my cakes - which I don't mind doing - but I'm having all kinds of 'fun' learning about colouring...
I recently went to start work on the latest cake and was mortified to find my Bakers Preferred pastes have dried out in the pot! Is this because I don't use them often enough?
Is there a range of 'all in one' style colourings - ie that can be used to colour fondant AND paint on features? Or do I need a combination of gels/pastes and lustre dusts?
If only I could find colour kits - with everything you need in all colours right at hand....
I have revived semi-dried out Wilton gel colors with a few drops of glycerin. I use Wilton gel or preferably Americolor gels for coloring fondant and icings AND I use it for painting on fondant thinned with a little vodka.
There is a product called Crystal Colors you might want to look into, though. Google those to see if that is something you might be interested in. HTH.
Will have to buy some Glycerin and see if I can revive mine - got quite a few cakes to do and in a small area I have to mail order.
Will investigate the Americolor gel too as well as Crystal Colors.