HI EVERYONE... I WAS WONDERING IF YOU GYES BAKED CAKES EVERYDAY?? I DONT MEAN THE BUSINESSES SO MUCH, MORE THE MEMBERS THAT DO IT AS GIFTS ETC??? ALSO HOW MUCH COLOURING ARE YOU ALL USING TO GET A BRIGHT COLOUR?? I READ THAT YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO USE A TOOTHPICK AMOUNT , BUT I SWEAR I WILL HAVE TO USE THE HOLE LITTLE BOTTLE IF I ACCTUALLY WANTED TO COLOUR FONDANT TO COVER A CAKE... I AM USING WILTON GEL BASED COLOURS, THEY ARNT AS BRIGHT AS I HAD HOPED , THE BROWN SEEMS TO BE FLESHY COLOUR AND THE ROYAL BLUE KEEPS COMING OUT PALE, ANY HELP??
You won't regret it if you invest in some Americolor food colors. You can buy them from this site.
You need so much less to get a true, vivid color than with Wilton AND the bottles are easier to use--no toothpick needed
And to answer your first question, I decorate fewer than 10 cakes/year usually. It feels like more than that, though.
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I decorate 4-5 a week and I use Americolors!! The Electric colors...6 in all are Fantastic!!
Yep, Ameircolor is the way to go. Also, so those very vibrant colors, get some neons. If you don't want them quite that bright, mix the neons with the regular colors.
If your trying for very dark, rich colors, yes it can take a lot of paste, especially black, red and dark blue. Here is a scarecrow I recently did . Took a lot of coloring, even with Americolor. Just remember that when you add a lot of color, it will think your icing, or make your fondant sticky, so you will need to compensate for that.
I agree with HollyPJ, get some Americolor food coloring. I kept reading about how great it was, so I finally broke down and bought some. they're definitely worth the money.
Also, I don't do cakes as a business, though everyone keeps telling me I should I do probably about 1 or 2 a month.
Oh man, I should probably invest in some Americolor- I just hope my mom will be up to it...
thanks everyone , im a bit dissapointed though cause i recently bought like every colour wilton had... they were expensive too.. oh well when i need to replace them ill definately invest in the americolour ones, thanks everyone...