Wilton Spray Colors In A Can?

Decorating By Luby Updated 14 Feb 2010 , 9:27pm by motherofgrace

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Luby Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 5:20pm
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Has anyone tried these?

I don't have a airbrush because I just don't make enough cakes to justify the price (only for family and friends occasionally).

I need to make a Tinkerbell cake for my niece and the one I like has airbrushed color around the edges and I was hoping to use the ready made spray colors.

Does anyone have any first hand experience?

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Goonergirl Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 5:27pm
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I've used them quite a bit, and they're pretty good. Gotta be careful though, sometimes they splatter. And several light coats is always better than one thick one. Hope that helps!

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jones5cm Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 8:39pm
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I used the Wilton spray cans for a couple of years before I got my airbrush system...I think they worked just fine. you can even mix the colors by layering for a different effect/shade.

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Mom0971 Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 8:48pm
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I too have used them. Like the others have said several light layers work best. I have also found that the cake seems to have a bit of a aftertaste from the propellant in the spray. Anyone else notice this? Don't have the can too close to the cake or you will not get a good pattern more splotches. Let's just say I found out the hard way with this one. The fumes from the spray are a bit much so you might want to have a exhaust fan on or a small fan in the kitchen. Again I found this out the hard way. These do work great after you have played around with them a bit. Make sure you get enough for the size cake you are working on. These cans don't hold a lot so I ended up having to go to the store and get another can mid decorating. I was not a happy baker then. Grrrrrr. All in all it is a good product for those of us who don't yet have a airbrush. One day when I can afford to invest in one I will. Till then Wilton color in a can will do. icon_biggrin.gif
Hope this little novel helps.

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elliebuff Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 9:20pm
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I have had good luck with them at home as well--and would say that all of the previous suggestions are about all I can offer...I try to start with fresh cans every time (not hard, since they don't hold too much) and do a practice shot or two on paper towels before I actually aim at the cake!

Another thing to be ready for...you will get a light dusting of the color around the area you spray. Unless you can completely block it off...which seems like more effort to me than it's worth.

Just a side note: I work very part time in a commercial bakery and use an airbrush machine there every time I work. IMO, the Wilton sprays are a great at-home alternative...I find I can get a very similar result.

Good luck with it!

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julzs71 Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 9:27pm
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I think they are CRAPTASTIC! But if you have to use in a pinch they will work.

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motherofgrace Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 9:27pm
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ok i had a friend use them, and she hated them, but i found out she put it way to close to the cupcake..... so I did them And i stood a good distance away, and they were great!!

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