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Wilton Color Mist -Food color spray

post #1 of 21
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Has anybody used this product? How well does it work. I don't have an airbrush or never have worked with one. Please advice!
post #2 of 21
I've never used them, but wonder about them everytime I see them in the grocery isle. I'd like some opinions on them too.

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post #3 of 21
I tried it and it's not bad in a pinch. Color is not real deep but it's there and some colors didn't show up well at all. It stays wet longer than I'd like so be careful if using a stencil. On a scale of 1 - 10 I'd give it a 5.
post #4 of 21
Good to know....I've been tempted to get them, so I can put off getting the airbrush kit longer....

Thanks!
post #5 of 21
I've tried them. They dont spray as fine as an airbrush. Sometimes they spit and sputter, leaving large drops of color on your icing. They are ok in a pinch, but save your money and invest in an airbrush system. You'll be glad you did.
post #6 of 21
Since I don't do cakes on a regular basis (and in fact, will be retiring soon....watch for online rummage sale! LOL) I use them. You do have to be careful and OH MY GOODNESS the SPRAY FACTOR! LOL I have to practically clean the CEILING at the church kitchen when I use them! I'm SURE it's not the operator's fault! LOL

Keep on Cakin'!!

Beth in KY
post #7 of 21
I don't have an airbrush kit yet and I use them alot. I haven't had any trouble and the cakes always turn out very good. thumbs_up.gif
Stacy

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post #8 of 21
I've used them for highlighting.
post #9 of 21
i needed a black tint on a cake, tried wilton's............was terrible. i was very dissastisfied. tried 3 different cans it didnt work. maybe it was the black color, will never buy it again.
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post #10 of 21
I've used them fairly successfully. The trick is to make sure you don't spray them too close to your object or cake. Nice smooth and light sprays work best (I practiced on paper to get the feel of it and the look I wanted). You'll have to do a few layers to achieve deeper color. It works best on really smooth surfaces (like gumpaste or very smooth buttercream). I'll agree with what I'm reading here about the sputtering and splotching, but just make sure you wipe the spray nozzle off frequently and you'll find that doesn't happen as often. The blue color on the top of this cake and the starfish were both colored with the Wilton spray color. I actually layered yellow and red sprays to make the starfish color and I was happy with the results. Then I made the dots with gel color thinned with vodka. It's definitely not the precision of an airbrush (definitely cover any surfaces around what you're spraying!), but if you're not in a position to buy one, it makes a decent alternative. Like an airbrush though, practice helps! Good luck!
LL
post #11 of 21
I've used them with buttercream and they have done quite good.
post #12 of 21
Thank you for this thread. I too, have been wondering how they work. Want to get some for Halloween and the cute lil cake wilton had for tinker bell.
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post #13 of 21
They are great for us non airbrush owners...I agree that they do splatter every now and then. Do cover the cabinets behind and beside it will make a mess and lol don't breathe in while you are spraying....I have had a blue nose on more than once!!!!
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post #14 of 21
I used them for the first time on this cake and was fairly pleased with the results--I still want an airbrush though. I also used the spray on my beach scene cake and layered the colors to get a deeper blue contrast between the sea and the sky--also in my pics right next to this one! I covered eveything in the surrounding area with newspaper before spraying though!

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Diane
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post #15 of 21
I have used them a number of times because I don't have an airbrush and I think they work okay. I agree with all the previous posts about how to use them. You do have to do it in layers to get the color you want and it helps to cover the area around the cake when spraying. As I'm not an artist, I am always nervous about using the sprays that I might do it wrong, but so far the cakes have looked pretty good...at least I think so.
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