Duff's Colors..question I Have On Them..

Decorating By jenscreativity Updated 9 May 2012 , 11:01pm by carmijok

jenscreativity Posted 9 May 2012 , 3:08pm
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you know how some of Wilton's colors change color once applied,,like black will change to a strange, ugly greenish color over time, and etc..so does anyone know if Duff's colors are worth buying? Are they as good as Americolor brand? I want to know asap before I order them as if they are real good and don't alter color, then I'll just buy them at store. Anyone know at all?

Thanks!

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jenscreativity Posted 9 May 2012 , 3:42pm
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anyone know??
THanks!

jenscreativity Posted 9 May 2012 , 6:21pm
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anyone know at all? Thanks!

carmijok Posted 9 May 2012 , 6:54pm
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I've only bought Duff's red fondant and it was so soft it was almost impossible to work with. I was only wanting it for decor, so perhaps it would have worked for covering....but as it was, it took me forever to make stripes out of it because it kept stretching.
I used it up eventually but I would have to roll it and leave it out for quite a while before I could cut it.

I haven't really had a problem with Wilton fondant that I color myself. But then I use Americolor gels too. Actually when I make black I gather up a bunch of all colors of fondant that have been left over and squish them together then I add the black. Never had a problem with fading either. HTH!

jenscreativity Posted 9 May 2012 , 9:14pm
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But what about the color itself to add to buttercream? Not fondant, but just the color I mean? Not fading really but changing colors,,like purple will turn into a light pink over time,,weird, and blk turns into a grayish, ugly green color over time(within 2 hours or so)..

Thanks!

carmijok Posted 9 May 2012 , 11:01pm
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But what about the color itself to add to buttercream? Not fondant, but just the color I mean? Not fading really but changing colors,,like purple will turn into a light pink over time,,weird, and blk turns into a grayish, ugly green color over time(within 2 hours or so)..

Thanks!




I can't say I've ever had that happen! Unless you're under fluorescent lights, the colors shouldn't be changing...especially that quickly! I'd check to see how old your colors are as well as what type of buttercream you're using. The problems I've read about concerning color and buttercream invariably turned out to be problems with buttercream that was primarily shortening based. Mine isn't so I don't know what the answer is regarding that type of buttercream.

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