Searching For Good Gel Colors

Decorating By Panel7124 Updated 7 Sep 2011 , 11:22pm by Panel7124

Panel7124 Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 6:13pm
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I would like to get better gel colors than those I actually have - with some of them I'm not satisfied at all and have a very limited choice. Can anybody give suggestions or good tips for really good quality, concentrated gel colors? Which gel colors do you use and are very satisfied with?

(I made list of colors I'd like to have - those with brand name are ones I already have but not satisfied a lot, brand+ok means quite satisfied at the moment.)

RED Christmas Red, Red-Red (Wilton), Red-No Taste (Wilton)
GREEN - Leaf Green (Wilton ok), Kelly Green (Wilton ok)
HOT PINK - Rose, Rose Petal, Pink (Wilton ok, Sugarflair ok), Cherry Pink (CK ok)
BLUE - Royal Blue (Wilton), Sky Blue (AmeriColor ok), Ice Blue (Sugarflair ok)
YELLOW - Daffodil Yellow, Golden Yellow (Wilton ok), Lemon Yellow, Egg Yellow
VIOLET (CK - nice color but fading BADLY)
IVORY (Wilton - becomes orange-y)
BROWN (Wilton - not strong enough)
BLACK (Wilton ok), Super Black (CK ok)

For Silver and Gold - any ideas?

Thanks a lot!!

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pinklatte Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 6:29pm
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I use the Americolor Gels and I love the Super Black and Super Red.

ReneeFLL Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 6:43pm
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Originally Posted by pinklatte

I use the Americolor Gels and I love the Super Black and Super Red.

Definately agree. I am slowly getting rid of my Wilton colors which I hate. If the container falls on its side, it leaks no matter how tight the lid is. Also, I am so tired of using toothpicks. No way to really measure how much color each time. With Americolor they use dropper bottles and it is easier to count the drops.

Texas_Rose Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 7:07pm
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I use the Americolor gels too. The Wilton ones make a big mess over time.

For silver and gold, I use gray or yellow, then paint with luster dust/vodka or amerimist (americolor cake airbrush colors) applied with a paintbrush

AnnieCahill Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 7:28pm
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I like Americolor but I find that sometimes (depending on the recipe I use) the green and blue separate and kind of give the BC a grainy/beady look. I recently bought a box of Chefmaster colors and I love them.

sweettreat101 Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 9:05pm
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sweettreat101 Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 9:08pm
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I also like Cake craft brand.

Panel7124 Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 11:22pm
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Thanks for all you replies. I agree Wilton colors are really messy. Chefmaster brand seems to be interesting.

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