Originally Posted by stuttgartkim
Calli4dawn, why are you so ADAMANT about not using Wilton Black or red? They're not the best I've used, but they are effective and readily available.
LOL! What makes you think I'm adamant?????
Because they are not cost effective and not effective in keeping the integrity of the icing. If you have to use a whole jar or most of a jar to color a small amount of icing, that changes the stiffness of the icing and then the taste. Both are not good situations to deal with.
Other brands are readily available if you go to any cake supply store (my cake supply store doesn't even carry Wilton dyes) or purchase on-line. Wilton has some decent products, but not for coloring. I use very little Wilton Brand coloring. In fact, all I have left is what I purchased before I discovered other/better options.