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Difference between Icing color and Gel color

post #1 of 4
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Hi Everyone!
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I was asked to make a 2 tier cake for my sisters mother in law in April and I need to color fonadant and icing....while looking for colors I noticed Wilton has icing colors and also right next to that on the shelf there is Americolor soft gel food coloring....I got confused....I know I'm supposed to use a gel because it's thicker but what is the difference? Can I use the Americolor gel to color both the buttercream icing AND the fondant?

Any advice is very helpful,
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post #2 of 4
They will both work. They are a thicker more concentrated gel color rather than the liquid stuff you find at the grocery store.
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post #3 of 4
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Thank you! I was thinking they were the same thing but I always second guess myself!

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post #4 of 4
The Wilton colors are also gels these days.
Most of use like the AmeriColrs better as they seem to produce more intense, true colors. Either &/or both work in for any type icing there is.
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