Wilton Color Mist?

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carolyn1489 Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 5:14pm
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Has anyone ever used the Wilton Color Mist?
I need to make a Pokemon Ball for my son's birthday next week....the top half of the ball needs to be red, and I am using the Wilton ball pan.
My question is, does it work well and is it true red?
Or would I be better coloring the fondant red?
***(and I really hate coloring fondant red, I didnt want to have to go to all the trouble for such a small amount, so I'm hoping that the Color Mist is a good alternative)

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saffronica Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 7:15pm
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I've used the black Color Mist, but not the red. I was not impressed. The spray was uneven, and it's practically impossible to get any detail. The color was not very intense, either -- you'd likely need the whole can to get it red enough. And since it's liquid, you can't spray it all at once or it will run, so you'll have to keep coming back to it. Plus it smells bad, though the odor eventally dissipates.

If you just need a little bit, you'd probably be better off buying the precolored Wilton stuff: http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=0CF82CB9-475A-BAC0-576447BDF63A036A&fid=D754B4EE-1E0B-C910-EA7B3CA51179446B

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milkmaid42 Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 7:38pm
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I haven't yet afforded an air brush so was really hoping the color mist would suffice. I was extremely disappointed. No coverage, just a waste of money. I found success using powdered food color added with the P S in homemade MFF. Intense color and good flavor. It should be made a day in advance as the color intensifies overnight. (In my photos that is the method I used for both colors.) I am still saving for an air brush as it affords much more versatility. But Wilton? NO!

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apetricek Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 7:46pm
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Look on ebay they have some great beginner airbrushers at a good price...the Wilton Color mist SUCKS in my opinion...I think it colors very unevenly, and it has a weird tast and smell to it...I did use red, and it is actually more orange than red...it didn't do well with my buttercream, although didn't use it on fondant...why don't you cover the ball in fondant, then just paint the color on there? That way you don't have to color it. Or you can pre-purchase red fondant as well..Just a thought....

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metria Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 7:59pm
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agreed, don't use color mist! I wanted my chocolate fondant covered cake painted black. after using the entire can, I achieved dark brown.





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djs328 Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 8:03pm
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The color mist gets very drippy also...hard to contain overspray.
What about making pink fondant and then painting it w/red coloring? I don't do a whole lot with fondant, but I just did a Twilight cake, with the red apple and ribbon, and flower, and the fondant wasn't red enough for my liking, so I painted it w/ no-taste red mixed w/alcohol (think I used rum?) I think it looked pretty good when I was done, for a non-fondant girl! icon_wink.gif
Hope that helps! icon_smile.gif

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carolyn1489 Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 9:12pm
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Thanks for all the feedback! I can't say I'm surprised, I figured it wouldnt have great results. I'll just be dying some fondant red!

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saffronica Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 10:02pm
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The painting idea is a good one, too. Just mix your red gel color with a little alcohol or extract with high alcohol content. The alcohol will help it dry better than straight gel or gel mixed with water. It's pretty easy and you'll get a good red color.

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brobinson185 Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 3:21am
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The Wilton color mist is horrible. I haven't tried it on fondant, but it was a nightmare when I tried it on buttercream. I used black color mist to stencil a checkerboard and race track on the buttercream. It had a good crust, but the mist just puddled like water and colored the icing gray, at best. The coverage was splotchy and I never achieved black. I ended up with a dark gray checkerboard and had to cover the race track with a tube of black Wilton decorator icing. Grrr icon_mad.gif

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