AnimalGirl91 Posted 13 Jan 2014 , 11:59am

I always use americolor gels, i bought a new set a week ago and used 6 colours for different coloured frosting. They made the frosting bitter! pale colour and almost a grainy appearance! i didn't even use that much! i had to make do with the shockingly pale colours but he taste was terrible! is it possible i got a bad batch of colours?? or am i doing something wrong :? they seem to colour my fondant just fine! 

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maybenot Posted 13 Jan 2014 , 11:21pm

Are you positive that they're the "soft gel paste" colors and not "amerimist" [airbrush food colors] or oil based candy colors?  Please re-read the labels and let us know.

kazita Posted 13 Jan 2014 , 11:45pm

AReally?? Hmm I love Americolors gels...never had a problem with them...ive had wilton be bitter but never americolor...are you sure they are just the regular gels??

AnimalGirl91 Posted 14 Jan 2014 , 1:33am

AOk so this made sense so I checked and they are the regular soft gel colours. I dont think I had enough iceing sugar in my buttercream, if there was to much butter could thst made it go funny??

maybenot Posted 14 Jan 2014 , 4:22am

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Originally Posted by AnimalGirl91 

Ok so this made sense so I checked and they are the regular soft gel colours. I dont think I had enough iceing sugar in my buttercream, if there was to much butter could thst made it go funny??


Yes.  An icing that is mostly butter won't take color as well and since you'd wind up using more color, eventually you'd begin to taste it. 

AnimalGirl91 Posted 14 Jan 2014 , 4:40am

AAh, that might have been my problem! Thats comfortjng to know.m

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