Starting Not To Like Wilton Icing Colours!

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The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 8:34pm
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Hi all
I'm starting not to like Wilton icing colours. I tried to make burgundy royal icing today and it was a disaster! After I added about 1/2 the jar, the icing was still looking pink. So I added the rest of the jar (an entire jar) and finally it turned burgundy. But then I tasted the icing and it was NASTY! Tasted like poison because of all the colour! The same thing happened the last time I used the red. Am I doing something wrong? Should I be letting the icing sit for a while and see how the colour turns out?? By the way, it was only about 2 or 3 cups of royal icing. Is there a better brand out there? Please tell me what brand you like to use? Thanks!

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tx_cupcake Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 8:38pm
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Americolor all the way!

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millermom Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 8:40pm
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Originally Posted by txcupcake

Americolor all the way!

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You'll never go back again!

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Eisskween Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 8:47pm
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Yep, I agree with the other two posters, Americolor is the way to go! icon_biggrin.gif

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djs328 Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 8:52pm
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I also love Americolor - works so much better than Wilton. They also make a tasteless red, which doesn't have that nasty aftertaste! Good luck! icon_smile.gif

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newmansmom2004 Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 8:53pm
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Yep...go with Americolors...especially for the darker shades!

I used the Americolors burgundy for a graduation cake last year and it was awesome - worked great and didn't need that much of it. If you have time, the colors do get deeper as they age so if you can make your icing a day or two ahead of time and let the colors marinate they'll be darker. Americolors also has a navy that works really well.

I've noticed I don't have to use as much of the Americolors for fondant dying as I did Wilton, too.

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jenncowin Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 8:58pm
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Ditto to all of the above. I use Americolor almost exclusively!

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DsLady614 Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 9:04pm
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Yup, Wilton's colors are AWFUL! I got Americolor Super Red and LOVE IT! I got the black as well, but haven't had a chance to try it yet. When I return to the US... I will be replacing ALL my Wilton colors with Americolor!

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dinas27 Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 10:21pm
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I'm not sure what is available in your area (besides the M arts and crafts store) . If you are unsure of where to order Americolor - I know that this company out of Toronto carries them, I've order a ton of vanilla beans etc from them and everything has been great.

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cinderspritzer Posted 4 Mar 2009 , 12:04am
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The thing about Wilton icing colors, like all Wilton products is.... It's great when you don't know that something better exists. When you do know, you suddenly find that all their stuff is pretty, uh... crappy. They do have excellent customer service when you complain about something, but they never bother to make any of their stuff any better.

Invest in some Americolor. You'll be amazed at how true your colors are and at how little you need to get the color you want. You'll *never* go back to Wilton.

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-Tubbs Posted 4 Mar 2009 , 12:45am
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Golda's Kitchen (out of Ontario) also sells Americolor.

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GenGen Posted 4 Mar 2009 , 12:58am
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i would have to order it online, nothing but wilton crud and i have to drive an hour just to get That.

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