I am quite new to cake decorating and recently did a spiderman cake and being a novice I coloured my fondant with my wilton colours and waited until the absolute last minute before decorating. The cake came out nice but unfortunately the colours were quite dull and pasty. I have seen pictures of cakes with vibrant colours hence my search for bright food colourings. Reading a few threads on here people have suggested using americolor and I started searching for it.
My question is do I buy just the soft food gels? or the electric colours? There seem to be quite a variety and I just want to make sure I get the right ones.
Also, if there are any brands that give even more vivid colours and don't affect the taste I would be grateful for the knowledge.
Many thanks in advance.