Best Food Colors?

Decorating By sweetpea3829 Updated 18 Nov 2011 , 3:10am by tiggy2

sweetpea3829 Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 2:28am
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Ahhhh, November! Every November, I find myself on Cakecentral preparing for the super busy upcoming birthday and holiday season.

This year should be no different!

Last year, I grew to loathe my food color choice...Wilton gel coloring, your typical stuff bought at the local Michael's. I had a terrible experience with the blue and just haven't had much confidence in the Wilton stuff since.

I'm wondering...what are your favorite brands of food coloring? I'll be using it for your general baking stuff...coloring cakes, cookies, frostings, etc.

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btrsktch Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 2:53am
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Are you asking about powder food color or gel food color?

For gel, I use Lucks or Americolor.

sweetpea3829 Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 2:59am
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Originally Posted by btrsktch

Are you asking about powder food color or gel food color?

For gel, I use Lucks or Americolor.


Ummmmm, either or. Which is better, gel or powder?

btrsktch Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 3:05am
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Depends on the use...

Powders are more concentrated and tend not to fade like gels. But gel can blend easier into fondant and buttercreams. I personally use powder on white chocolate, gumpaste and royal icing.

Oh, forgot about ChefMaster in a pinch because I can get it local.

tiggy2 Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 3:10am
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I prefer chefmaster liqua gel. Highly concentrated so you use very little and no waiting for it to intensify.

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