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post #16 of 24
Squirrelly,
I use the Americolor gel colors, I find I get better true results with those. I don't use Wilton colors very much any more.
post #17 of 24
I can't get them here yet and I don't want to pay all of the various charges for shipping to Canada. I suspect people like them because gels colour faster because there is more liquid in them. I can get the Chefmaster liquid gels and they work well. Wilton's are more of a paste. Hey, whatever works, right?
One thing I would say is that for colouring fondant, well the gels can really add a lot of liquid to the fondant so you get quite a mess and have to add a whole lot more icing sugar. You can't win, you use the gel to get a faster colouring, but you have to keep stopping to add more icing sugar to the fondant. But if you use the Wilton pastes, it takes a lot more to get the colour, but it doesn't get as sticky, haha!
I wonder when Wilton will jump on the bandwagon and develop a more liquidy colour system.
Hugs Squirrelly
post #18 of 24
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Thanks Squirrelly,

It still did not turn. Soon as I made the icing I put it under the lights with plastic wrap so that the light would be shining on it.

Guess I'll have to open another no taste red icon_cry.gif .
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post #19 of 24
Hi stephanie214,
I know what you mean about the Wilton red. I've only used the red one time on a Memorial Day flag cake and it took so much red to get it the right color! I had to stop working on the cake and look on this website to find out how to get the red because I was so frustrated. I finally got the right shade of red, after using all my color and after the cake set overnight, it even got redder. I've read on here that so many prefer the Americolor gels that I ordered some from sugarcraft.com and can't wait to get them!

Janice
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post #20 of 24
Thanks, I added the streamers on a website called
www.shutterfly.com. That is where I send off for all my digital prints. They are wonderful, have alot of borders to choose from and fast service..
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You don't know how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Sweet Days and Happy Baking!
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post #21 of 24
i think the lights will LIGHTEN the colors I was told to just mix and set on counter for a bit let the Air hit it, Stir it, add more red color to it. I have also found at the supply store they have a Powder that is really cool. I just dump it in there too. Usually gets red but takes a bit of color and time and stirring. Good Luck. Love all the Pic's on here too! they are great!
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post #22 of 24
If you are going to use Wilton colors...you need to use RED RED. That is the best way to get a dark red. You can mix red red with christmas red and it makes it even better. The taste is not so great and your teeth will be discolored...but it looks great on the cake! thumbs_up.gif
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post #23 of 24
This may be a little late, but when I was taking the wilton classes, our instructer suggested to use some cherry flavored kool-aid powder in the BC. then as it mixes you can add some no taste red coloring to it and you get a great red color, plus it tastes like cherry kool-aid. I didn't do this, but someone in my class did, and it turned out great!
post #24 of 24
Thread Starter 
Hi mimid,

It is never to late for good suggestions. I will definitely try the kool-aid idea.

I am going to try the Americolors since everyone love it.
WE CC SISTERS AND BROTHERS NEED TO STICK TOGETHER - LOVE AND PRAY FOR EACH OTHER - STAND WITH AND FOR EACH OTHER - SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER - YEP - THAT'S WHAT CAKE CENTRAL SISTERS AND BROTHERS DO BEST. !!!

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WE CC SISTERS AND BROTHERS NEED TO STICK TOGETHER - LOVE AND PRAY FOR EACH OTHER - STAND WITH AND FOR EACH OTHER - SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER - YEP - THAT'S WHAT CAKE CENTRAL SISTERS AND BROTHERS DO BEST. !!!

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