Decorating By cmehappy Updated 20 Nov 2012 , 12:42am by remnant3333

cmehappy Posted 18 Nov 2012 , 12:48am
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I am making a b-day cake for a friends daughter and some of my gel food colors have dried up. Is there a way to fix them? I really need a reply fast. Thanks to any and all who can help.

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alene Posted 18 Nov 2012 , 12:54am
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The only thing I can think of is maybe put a little vanilla or vodka in it.

BakingIrene Posted 18 Nov 2012 , 1:11am
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You will have to cut open those bottles and scrape out any softish gel with toothpicks.


You can add vodka, glycerine, any clear extract or piping gel to soften.  You will have to grind the lumps with something like a mortar and pestle or you will have lumps in your icing.  No mortar, then use the back of a teaspoon on a small plate.  Lots of mess to clean up but you should be able to rescue enough to do this cake.

remnant3333 Posted 18 Nov 2012 , 1:18am
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Or maybe try a drop of water mixed into the food paste if you do not have vanilla or vodka.  Maybe someone else here will know more. Good luck/Mary

cmehappy Posted 18 Nov 2012 , 1:30am
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Thank you everyone for the quick replies. I have some clear vanilla. I will give it a try. icon_biggrin.gif

remnant3333 Posted 20 Nov 2012 , 12:42am
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Please let us know if that worked for someone else who might have the same problem.Thanks/Mary

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