Recommend Your Color Dyes

Decorating By bluedaisies Updated 27 Dec 2011 , 5:56pm by knlcox

bluedaisies Posted 24 Dec 2011 , 2:37am
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I've only used Wilton's dyes so far. For darker or bolder colors I can't seem to get them dark enough. For instance I could never get a dark blue. What dyes do you recommend for these colors?
Thanks!

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Mme_K Posted 24 Dec 2011 , 4:56pm
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Americolor is great. You can get true reds, dark greens & blues, and a black that is a real black! I still have some Wilton colors left, but I only use them when I'm working with lighter colors. thumbs_up.gif

Cupcations Posted 26 Dec 2011 , 5:29pm
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I second Americolor gels, a little goes a long way!

ReneeFLL Posted 26 Dec 2011 , 6:07pm
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I just used the Red Americolor and used alot to get it a Christmas red. I never actually got the color I wanted so I just went with what I had. I had also added some red candy melts and still not the red I wanted.

What do you use or do to get a nice deep red?

Cupcations Posted 26 Dec 2011 , 6:41pm
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Originally Posted by ReneeFLL

I just used the Red Americolor and used alot to get it a Christmas red. I never actually got the color I wanted so I just went with what I had. I had also added some red candy melts and still not the red I wanted.

What do you use or do to get a nice deep red?




I use Americolor Super Red and start from white, I prepare my icing at least a week in advance & freeze it. The more time you let it set the deeper and more vibrant it will get.

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honeycuttdesign Posted 27 Dec 2011 , 4:25pm
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Try oil based candy colors. It works great
in buttercream! Americolor is great, too.

honeycuttdesign Posted 27 Dec 2011 , 4:32pm
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Try oil based candy colors. It works great I'm buttercream!

tiggy2 Posted 27 Dec 2011 , 5:02pm
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Chefmaster liqua gel .... you'll get red and black instantly with no bitter taste. No need to wait for it to intensify and you'll use very little as it iis highly concentrated.

bobwonderbuns Posted 27 Dec 2011 , 5:32pm
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Anything with the word "super" in front of it has an especially concentrated color without the added weird flavor. "Super" red, "super black", etc.

Oh and by the way, Americolor Tulip red is the same thing as the Wilton No-Taste red.

knlcox Posted 27 Dec 2011 , 5:56pm
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If I want a deep red I add a tiny bit of black. It deepens the color.

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