trini Posted 18 Sep 2005 , 9:36pm
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have any one ever used these food colour spray and was it sucessful i have gotten six as a gift and dont have a clue icon_confused.gif

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angelcake4u Posted 18 Sep 2005 , 9:44pm
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I have used it, you have to make sure to shake the can about every 10 seconds so that it does not come out blochy. The only negative is that I think it as a minty taste.

tracyscakes Posted 18 Sep 2005 , 9:47pm
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They are awesome!!! But you must take off the sprayer and rinse it through every so often or it does spray blotches.

Lisa Posted 19 Sep 2005 , 1:32am
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I don't like the green which does have a strong minty taste from added peppermint oil. The black and orange I used sprayed like water and never dried. The blue worked really well. I haven't tried any other colors.

kellyh57 Posted 19 Sep 2005 , 3:55am
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According to Wilton they have taken the mint flavoring out of the mists.

I noticed after having trouble with my color mists that I didn't have the spayer pointed at the dot on the can. (Does that make any sense?) I have no idea what that does, but it did help. The only problem I have with them is for dark colors, you have to spray a layer, let it dry, spray again, let it dry, etc. until you get the desired color. Definitely not a good thing for stenciling!

I think that it makes a difference what you are spraying on as far as drying too. Buttercream sucked!

Kelly

Keliames Posted 19 Sep 2005 , 4:04am
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I have only used blue, pink and I thought they all worked out great. Good luck. Keli

TheCakeWizard Posted 6 Oct 2005 , 3:07pm
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Hi, I have used the Wilton spray mist colors. I usually do a quick test spray on a piece of paper towel to be sure it doesn't come out "spotty" but I have not had much trouble using them. I teach cake decorating in Midlothian VA and whenever I teach Course 1, I bring a cake into the first class and decorate it in front of the students. I bring along 2 roses I make at home that I spray color. I use pink on one and violet on the other. They usually come out great!
I also used the spray color red on my carousel cake. The bottom tier is fondant, but the top tier is buttercream. I made a wax paper stencil and sprayed the scalloped shapes on the sides of the cake. I didn't get a perfectly sharp edge, but I think it came out fairly well. Take a look at the 3d Carousel (top tier) in my photos.

I do point the sprayer over the red dot. Don't know if it helps, but I don't get much of a splatter problem. I do spray lightly and if I need it darker, I wait 5 or 10 minutes and apply another light spray.

I use them mostly for background color or for coloring the sides of a cake (I cut a piece of parchment paper the size of the top of the cake to cover it and spray the sides of the cake while turning it on a turntable.) I also used it for "ground cover" on my construction site cake. I used green and a little brown to get dirt and grass colors as a base.

HeatherMari Posted 6 Oct 2005 , 3:12pm
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I've used yellow, black, and blue and have not had a problem with any of them. They cover well and give a nice airbrushed look. You just have to make sure to keep a steady spray going and don't get to close to the cake. I have used the blue and torn paper towel to make sky and clouds on the side of a cake. Worked really well.
Good luck,
Heather

P.S. They also work great if you want the top of your cake to be a different color than the sides. Just coat the top in nice even strokes. I did that with the yellow and it worked really well.

ckirkland Posted 6 Oct 2005 , 3:19pm
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I have all the colors. I bought them when a store close by went out of business and got them really cheap. Anyway, I love them. I only had one time that the color started running, but they was b/c I didn't practice first and put too much on that one spot. I'd let it dry first then add more color. I did my son's birthday cake (YuGiOh), but he wanted a tie-dyed look too. The cake is in my photos. I think with practice you'll love your gift.
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ckirkland Posted 6 Oct 2005 , 3:20pm

Also, I like that you can still have a colorful cake without turning everyone's mouth different colors.
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alengirl Posted 6 Oct 2005 , 3:30pm

I've tried the black & the red, none of my pictures are the cakes I used them in. . .

One tip, if you're gonna use the spray on a fondant covered cake, dye the fondant a similar shade and then spray the color on. That way, if for some reason you don't have even coverage, the "white" fondant below isn't speckeling (spelling?) through. Ya know what I mean?

The hardest colors to dye fondant are red & black . . .
in both my projects, I dye the fondant as close as I could to red and black.
Then I sprayed the cake or pieces and they came out truly great!
Nice deep colors. . .

meme Posted 6 Oct 2005 , 3:37pm

kellyh57, I also had a bad experience with stenciling! I can't stand the black I can not get it to come out black it seems to have a purple tent, I have used other colors with great out come

freddie Posted 6 Oct 2005 , 3:47pm

Hi Trini,
I used the orange spray on my tiger cubs in my photos as I wanted them to have more of a mottled (I think that is a real word) fur look than straight orange and it worked real well, the only thing I noticed is as regular coloring does it darkened when it dried so they were slightly darker than I initially wanted in a few areas. I used it on Buttercream and what I learned was to spray let it dry and spray more if I wanted it darker, if you did it all at once instead of in stages the buttercream could get soft. I never found any taste problems.

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