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post #16 of 51
I can get Americolor, Wilton and Cake Craft locally. I prefer the Americolor over all of them, but Cake Craft has some really cool colors, and I prefer it over Wilton.
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post #17 of 51
Interesting in seeing the difference in all. I only have Wilton available, but travel for other brands. I have used Cake Craft and very little Americolor. Not sure yet which I prefer. I do know I don't like the mess of dipping the toothpicks either. Plus I don't like that you tint and then it darkens after it sits. So if one would get me the exact color I want without changing with time I would like to try that.
post #18 of 51
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Wow, thanks for replying everyone!
Someone asked about Wilton and I wanted to put out there why I no longer want to use it, and I have the perfect example.
First, I am well aware of how wilton does not mix up well; so I purposefully took extra time to mix a small amount of butter cream with the color to be sure every bit is mixed through and then I mixed the entire batch.
I iced my cake, the color was even. I added my shell edging (here I should have known) and I had clogs in the tip but could not figure out what (nothing more frustrating).
I finish the cake put it in the fridge for the next day. I pull it out the following morning and this cake that was evenly colored had specks of concentrated color, ahhhhhrrrgg I was really po'ed.
Now this was with royal blue, and I know that wilton has issues with some of the darker colors but come on. None the less I am getting rid of most of my wilton colors and starting over and since it will be a heafty cost, I thought it would be smart to get some opinions first.
so once again thanks so much for all the responses and I think I can go with my first instinct of americolors although the poster saying it may not be approved in other countries is concerning, but then again can't see how wilton is since it contains typical red dye #40 yellow #5, I thought all of those were banned in other countries in general. Believe me just because its approved does not mean its any safer. LOL
post #19 of 51
I use Americolor for icing, and ChefMaster to colours candy/chocolate (the specific candy oil-based colourings). To the PP, Spectrum, I believe, is the same as Americolor. If you look at the colour range & names, they are identical to Americolor! The only difference is that I think Spectrum is usually destined for the international market & available only in the little bottles - but don't quote me on that!.
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post #20 of 51
I used to sware by Wilton.... becuase their colors seemed to be perfect shades yea though it seemed to take forever to mix... That was until I used Americolor... the colors take less gel to make the same impact and the color doesn't get all spotty after it sets... I like to mix it in with my melted marshmellows when making mmf before I add the powdered sugar and even after all the sugar gets mixed in my black is still black and my red is still red. Americolor makes me very happy icon_smile.gif
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post #21 of 51
Sounds like Americolor is the coloring of choice by most.
post #22 of 51
I LOVE Americolor!! My favorites! Since I found them I wont go back to Wilton! I still have some wilton I havent opened that I need to get rid of!
post #23 of 51
Thread Starter 
great thanks so much
so here is what I was going to start with
tell me if I must have something else on hand or tell me what you use the most


or should I just do the student kit #1

  
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post #24 of 51
How about dark brown for shades from tan to chocolate.
post #25 of 51
As much as I like using Americolor because it's less messy and doesn't require a bunch of toothpicks, I have found it very hard to get true colors as shown on the bottle label. I tried "electric blue" and it turned into more of a turquoise/tiffany's blue color. Today I tried "regal purple" for the first time and as much as I kept adding the color did not stray at all from blue. Am I doing something wrong???
post #26 of 51
i just got some americolor and though i have yet to try it, their customer service is great. i ordered online and it got here within a few days. the only problem was one of the bottles had leaked (not a ton of color was lost, but it was messy looking). i emailed them about it, not wanting any money back or anything, but just to let them know. and they sent me a $5 credit (i know it isn't much but still!). it was really nice of them especially since i didn't even ask for anything.
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post #27 of 51
my vote is definitely for americolor thumbs_up.gif
post #28 of 51
Americolor!
post #29 of 51
I just recently started using Americolor and I love it. I still have my wilton's and use them on occasion, but Americolor has so many advantages...Squeeze bottle produces less mess and no toothpicks, the colors don't dry out on me the way wiltons do, less gel to get the color you want. I tend to use wiltons when I want a lighter color or to color a small amount of icing to avoid getting a color deeper than I want since you do have less control of the amount you pull out when it is being done in a drop. I suppose you could still use the toothpick method though.
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post #30 of 51
I tried Americolor, And Liked it I will not trow out my Wilton though I have too many, It is a waste of money to throw it out, maybe you can use it on cakes for your family and friends birthday I started with the student kit first (Americolor)
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