OMG, I love this... I heard of it but never paid much attention to understand how they did it... I LOVE IT!! I must go to the store today and buy some to try! Now, just a question... does it change the color of the BC? Or would it alter any color gel color? What if I want to decorate with blue BC, would I get the same color blue as with regular BC? Thanks so much and Thank You for this thread!
I just had an idea... what about those flavored syrups?? I just bought Davinci Syrup (Hazelnut) for my coffee. It's just a flavored simple syrup. No refrigeration needed. Would those work?? If so, there is a coffee house nearby that sells flavored syrups, in a ton of varieties. They even have a Chai Spice syrup. hmmmmmm....Anyone ever try those? If so, how did it turn out?
PS...I wonder if you could "wash" the cakes with the flavored syrup. (Dang..if only my boss could see how many hours I log into this site...I'd be getting a pink slip for sure!)
I would think the coffee syrups would work great. I'll have to give that a try. The amount used is so small compared to your sugar/shortening ratio that any color change would be MINOR! I never worry about it!
If you do a search on google or whatever engine, you can get to Coffee Mate's website and get some good coupons for $1.00 or $1.50 off. Just an idea if you want to try it without spending full price. Hobby Lobby is running a Wilton coupon on their site this week, too. (There is another thread started on that.)
I've used the caramel flavored syrup when I torte my cakes, I add a little bit to have my cakes be extra moist, turns out great!! Just make sure you don't add TOO much, otherwise you cakes will collapse (if too wet). HTH