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post #31 of 51
americolor!! i love it and its sooo much cheaper than wilton (i get it locally for about 3.20 for a 4oz bottle) its sooo less messy and better colors.
post #32 of 51
I am so done with Wilton. Its messy and I can never get my colors just right. It seems like Americolor has so much more variety of colors as well.
post #33 of 51
Let me tell you about Wilton colors..I hate them. The red is pink, the black is grey and get this...the lavender turns blue on me. Well yes, I'm color blind so to make sure I asked my daughter and she confirmed...it turned blue!!!

Therefore.....AMERICOLOR is it!! I'm not yelling, ok I just want to make a point icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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post #34 of 51
Americolor is great. I just love the sqeeze bottle.
post #35 of 51
I saw Americolor at the cake supply place here and I really want to try it... maybe I'll start cycling in new Americolors as my Wilton products run out (which shouldn't take too long since it feels like I use so much!)

Thanks for making this thread, I had the exact same question!
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post #36 of 51
I just made a huge 16" sitting up elmo cake so I needed alot of red icing. The most difficult part of making this cake was getting the icing red. I used so many bottles of Wilton red and it still looked pink. I eventually got red but I felt I added way too much color. Every time I mixed in more color it seemed to get lighter, i eventually discoved that is because air was getting into the icing and making it lighter.

I wish I would have known about americolor. I will never us wilton red again. I also cannot stand getting the color out with toothpicks, everytime I'm getting the color out of the bottle that way, I say to myself why is this not in a sqeeze bottle. Now I know and I am definately switching.
post #37 of 51
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Originally Posted by DefyGravity

I saw Americolor at the cake supply place here and I really want to try it... maybe I'll start cycling in new Americolors as my Wilton products run out (which shouldn't take too long since it feels like I use so much!)

Thanks for making this thread, I had the exact same question!



I thought the same thing, but once I tried the Americolor I bought the student set and almost always take an Americolor over a Wiltons, I haven't thrown them out because I can't stand to waste them, but using them seems to be a waste as well. A waste of my time, effort and energy. And toothpicks.
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post #38 of 51
WOW! Just ran across this thread.... My thoughts on Wilton colors exactly. I live in a small community and have not heard of the other color product you have been talking about. Can anyone help me to find it? Is there a particular store chain that carries it? Or only confections stores? Thank you for your consideration! Tired of off colors too!!!!
post #39 of 51
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Originally Posted by sabrosita

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???



I have the same problem. My reds (using Super Red) are not true, and the blue came out funky. Now, Teal I loved! I am still using my Wiltons (got most for 1/2 price with coupons). I have a dozen or so Americolors, and want them to work!! Any ideas?
post #40 of 51
Americolor all the way! I started using wilton as that was all i had around here, but once i found a cake shop in the states i found americolor and wont' go back to wilton. I still have all the witon colors and use them occassionally for odd things,(i don't want to just throw them out), but for major tinting of icing etc..i only use my americolor. Wiltons colors just get all clumpy and gritty with time, not to mention having to use toothpicks to dig out the colors. These gritty peices clog your tips, and speckles your icing.

I was told spectrum is the exact same thing as americolor, just a different name. I've bought some and compared the colors and yup..same.

Now americolor isn't perfect but I love the ease of using them. I too have had problems with the regal purple. Doesn't matter how much i add, i still get blue. I've also had problems with a few other colors (mauve). I love the super red and black..need very little and your good to go. But in spite of these problems it beats wilton hands down. JMHO
post #41 of 51
I've heard that adding some of the powdered color for intense shades like red and black make it easier. I haven't tried it myself though. Anyone else tried it?
post #42 of 51
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Originally Posted by motherof5

WOW! Just ran across this thread.... My thoughts on Wilton colors exactly. I live in a small community and have not heard of the other color product you have been talking about. Can anyone help me to find it? Is there a particular store chain that carries it? Or only confections stores? Thank you for your consideration! Tired of off colors too!!!!


I ordered mine online from globalsugarart.com.
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post #43 of 51
We have a variety of brands, purhcased both locally and at ICES over the years. Chefmaster and Wilton are the most common available at retail here. We've bought penty of Americolor at ICES, mainly because they won't ship a lot of it to Canada. (You can take some over te border for "personal" use.) And acquired freebies too.

If I want a bright Canada Day red, or a true black, or a jewel tone, it's Americolor for me. We have so many reds in different brands, but you hate to throw any of them out ebcause they look nicer for different things like flowers or Santa suits.

My go to leaf color is Wilton Juniper Green. (I like all the pastel colors in the garden set.)

Two rather unique colors I've only seen with Wilton are Winnie the Pooh Gold and Barney Purple (the exact color of our lilac trees).

I have a British color called bamboo (don't remember the brand) which makes a nice beige.

Chefmaster Buckeye Brown comes out a nice wood tone.

it can also make a difference what medium you are coloring. The same color in buttercream, royal, fondant, cookie dough, etc. will look slightly different. Not to mention diferent ingredients: up until very recently, our margarine was very pale to distinguish it from butter.

I love seeing all the different colors! and even better when the selections work well together in the final product. thumbs_up.gif
post #44 of 51
Hi everyone


Thanks for all this info. Has anyone tried chefmasters natural colour range? I love all these colours but I'm concerned about all tjhe additives that go on to them. Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks
Myla
post #45 of 51
Hi everyone


Thanks for all this info. Has anyone tried chefmasters natural colour range? I love all these colours but I'm concerned about all tjhe additives that go on to them. Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks
Myla
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