Wilton Vs Americolour

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kiwigal1979 Posted 6 Jun 2017 , 10:18pm
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blush I need to replace my old colourings and wonder which is better, Wilton or Americolour? 

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kakeladi Posted 6 Jun 2017 , 10:25pm
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Americolour for sure.

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kiwigal1979 Posted 6 Jun 2017 , 10:32pm
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ok what are your reasons?

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AAtKT Posted 7 Jun 2017 , 12:19am
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Dropper bottle... no need to use the toothpicks...

The red and black color better...


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kiwigal1979 Posted 7 Jun 2017 , 3:18am
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ok thanks ladies :-)!

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Coffeelover77 Posted 7 Jun 2017 , 11:25am
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I find with americolor younhave to use less color, it's stronger and less messy because of the dropper bottle. It is more expensive for sure though 

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ypierce82 Posted 7 Jun 2017 , 1:48pm
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I love the Americolor line. It's easier to use with the dropper, the colors are stronger, and the red doesn't taste bitter. I do have a couple of specific Wilton colors, only because I have not found a close enough shade in the Americolor line, but if I'm doing anything with red or black, definitely Americolor, and their electric colors are awesome. 

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kristiemarie Posted 7 Jun 2017 , 2:55pm
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Wilton is good in a pinch but if you're re supplying yourself, Americolor 100%.   Colors seem to be more pigmented and true.  Easy to use dropper.  

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OHaresTstyTrts Posted 7 Jun 2017 , 7:20pm
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I agree with the others. I only get Wilton in a pinch but love my americolor. 

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kiwigal1979 Posted 7 Jun 2017 , 8:14pm
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Funny enough the ones I need to chuck out is americolour, I have had them for years. Like you guys I have a couple of the wilton. Being in New Zealand they're quite expensive.  Looking at getting them online in a full set.

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perfectcakebyshirley Posted 10 Jun 2017 , 8:22pm
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I'm the opposite - I got a set of Americolor recently, and found that I have to use quite a bit more than with Wilton. Might be the specific colors I was trying to achieve (hot pink, burgandy, dark green.) Though I like the dropper bottles, since they're so much more expensive than Wilton, I tend to use Wilton most of the time.

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kakeladi Posted 10 Jun 2017 , 9:31pm
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........got a set of Americolor recently, and found that I have to use quite a bit more than with Wilton. Might be the specific colors I was trying to achieve (hot pink, burgandy, dark green.) ........

Really?  Those colors are hard to make with any colors.  Are you really sure it took more, or is it that you use more than you thought you should? 

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perfectcakebyshirley Posted 10 Jun 2017 , 10:20pm
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It definitely took more - wasn't getting the shade I wanted, so ended up using some Wilton and it worked.

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