Comments on: My favourite food colors http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/ Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:50:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 By: Donna Zell http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-3/#comment-80733 Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:05:11 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-80733 Hello. We need to make our homemade fondant a pale pink/blush color for an upcoming wedding cake. The problem we seem to have is that our homemade fondant always comes out a very pale ivory/off white due to marshmallows not being totally white and the addition of real vanilla. We hate imitation vanilla and do not want to use it. When we add the tiniest bit of pink coloring to this ivory/off white fondant it turns a very pale peach. We absolutely need it pink NOT peach. Is there any way to avoid this? Like possibly adding some other color too? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Donna

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By: Louise http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-3/#comment-78573 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 11:29:37 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-78573 I remove the lid and then I use a toothpick. But your are right that the bottles are difficult to get the color out.

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By: Stephanie http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-3/#comment-78566 Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:43:05 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-78566 I like Americolor, but getting it out of the bottle is difficult.. anyone have a suggestion? (I do not want to dilute it in the bottle)

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By: Louise http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-3/#comment-25530 Sat, 18 Feb 2012 23:15:46 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-25530 I am pretty sure that the rose have been dusted with petal dusts also. So if you use the fuschia from americolor and brush it with petal dust. Remember that the fuschia petal dust from SF is non edible. So you need to remove the decoration from the cake.

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By: ninu http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-3/#comment-25301 Thu, 16 Feb 2012 07:01:42 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-25301 ok this http://www.mysweetandsaucy.com/page/15/ the fuschia rose on this page is what im hoping to achieve… could you please please pleaseeeee tell me how i could attain this colour? would americolour fuschia and electric pink do the trick? or wilton pink kneaded with a lil sugarflair fuschia petal dust?

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By: Anonymous http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-3/#comment-12649 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 15:25:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12649 Have you tried the Pink from Sugar Flair? I think that this really makes a great hot pink. I have not tried SF Fuschia powder color but I have used with great results a mix of both powdered and gels when coloring my fondant or gum paste. Crystal Colors are great to use for the powder part when mixing together with gels. http://www.globalsugarart.com/cat.php?cid=995&s=&name=CRYSTAL%20COLORS
I have not seen colors that won’t fade… it would be great if there were.

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By: NK http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-3/#comment-12648 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 14:36:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12648 I’m having difficulty getting a hot pink/ fuschia color for my gumpaste.  I have tried all the pinks by Americolor, including the “electric pink”, and “claret” by Sugar flair,and none has given me my color. 
 
I’ve heard Sugar flair makes a powered food color called “Fuschia”.  Would this work?  How is powered food color to work with, compared to gels? 
Another problem I’m having with pinks is the fading of color within days!  My fondant and gumpaste decorations I make(using Pink Americolor) fades to a pale, pale pink. I understand the chemistry behind the pinks and purples fading due to the reds used, but are there any brands of colors in the market where this wouldn’t exist? thanks

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By: Anika Xova http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-2/#comment-12647 Mon, 07 Mar 2011 05:59:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12647 Thank you Louise!

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By: Anonymous http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-2/#comment-12646 Mon, 28 Feb 2011 21:39:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12646 Anika, I have around 20 Crystal colors and I like them all. I find them very suited for coloring sugar flowers (gum paste) The Poinsetta is a must have if you want to make a beautiful red with the americolor, you should really try it. I have not tried Wilton’s but they are very “high strength” in the pigment and a little goes a long way for dusting. I have not tried luster dust from CS. You can read more about it here http://www.cakejournal.com/archives/crystal-colors-review

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By: Anika http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-2/#comment-12645 Sat, 26 Feb 2011 16:09:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12645 I’d like to purchase some of the crystal color powders to try. Are there any colors that you, Nutmeg or Louise, have particularly liked?

I was thinking definitely the Poinsettia red (to try with americolor for a more intense red as Louise suggested). The peach also looks pretty good.

Also amongst the pearlescent colors, which ones have you tried and liked? and if I may ask, how they compare with other luster dusts, e.g. Wilton’s ?

Thanks for any tips or suggestions you may have with the Crystal Colors! I want to use them for coloring chocolate mainly, and perhaps macarons and other meringue-based items.

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By: Lucy http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-3/#comment-12644 Fri, 18 Feb 2011 16:58:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12644 Thanks so much, Louise :-)

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By: Anonymous http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-3/#comment-12643 Tue, 15 Feb 2011 18:18:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12643 Regal Purple, Just forgot to write “Regal” in the post 😉

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By: Lucy http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-3/#comment-12642 Tue, 15 Feb 2011 14:53:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12642 I saw this page and book marked it a while back but just wanted to say thank you so much, Louise. This is my go-to page for colours!
I am just starting out my little colour collection haha, but its so difficult to choose a colour out of all the different ones available. Many sites don’t actually show you what they look like in fondant!

One question though, which purple did you use? I finally found a UK site that stocks Americolor and they have Electric Purple (out of stock), Violet and Regal Purple. I love the tone of the one you’ve used!

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By: Anonymous http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-3/#comment-12641 Thu, 10 Feb 2011 23:13:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12641 Try and use the Poinsetta red powder from Crystal Colors together with the super red from Americolor. I used this combination with some rolled fondant and it gave a really pretty red. You can read more about the Crystal Colors here: http://www.cakejournal.com/archives/crystal-colors-review Remember that with royal icing let it rest a day or two. This will help the color to mature and getting more “dark”

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By: Fairladyofohio http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-3/#comment-12640 Thu, 10 Feb 2011 17:00:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12640 could you help me out,can’t get a “true red ” royal icing, What if any can I add to my plain red to get a true red ? like a Christmas or Valentine Red ? thank you
Jeannie

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By: Anonymous http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-3/#comment-12639 Fri, 28 Jan 2011 23:04:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12639 Alessia, I would recommend you to buy Sugar Flair. Sugar flair also have 3 extra strength colors: black, red and green. Squires Kitchen: Wisteria color is a “must have” because it is such a pretty blue color The Valentine cake that I made last year is Wisteria http://www.cakejournal.com/archives/valentines-cake-with-roses. I have written in the post both color and brand. Even though I have all the colors from SF I often only use those listed in the post.

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By: Priscilla http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-3/#comment-12638 Wed, 26 Jan 2011 01:08:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12638 I absolutely loooove the colours you use!! I still have a lot to learn when it comes to mixing colours and pairing them up…

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By: Anonymous http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-2/#comment-12637 Tue, 25 Jan 2011 22:57:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12637 I will have to find out and come back to you. Because I just can’t remember it 😉

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By: cakes tamarac http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-2/#comment-12636 Tue, 18 Jan 2011 20:35:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12636 Beautiful way of looking a food coloring. Just those colored balls are a art work!!!

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By: Baking Decorations http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-2/#comment-12635 Sun, 16 Jan 2011 00:58:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12635 Thanks for posting this. Very informative.

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By: Becky http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-2/#comment-12634 Fri, 14 Jan 2011 18:32:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12634 You’re right, Louise! The airbrush is SO easy and SO MUCH FUN, but you don’t realize how fine the paint is when it comes out of the airbrusher. My cabinets are white, and after I airbrushed a cake navy blue, I wiped down the kitchen. The cabinets still looked white, but when I ran a wet cloth over them, they were covered in blue that I couldn’t even see! Unless you can block out an airbrush area in your kitchen, it’s wise to do this outdoors or in a garage :)
I figured it took you a long time to make all those colors of fondant…thank you for your hard work!!!!

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By: Alvyxaz http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-2/#comment-12633 Fri, 14 Jan 2011 10:20:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12633 I love these colors!

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By: Anonymous http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-2/#comment-12632 Thu, 13 Jan 2011 11:42:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12632 Backy: Haha… I thought that it was done in no time, But it took me almost a whole day to make all those colors, because I had to wash hands in between. I do have an airbrush but never sat down and tried it. I’m pretty sure that I would LOVE it when I finally try it. I must set it up in the garage because from what I heard its messy to use.

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By: Becky http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-2/#comment-12631 Thu, 13 Jan 2011 04:56:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12631 Holy Cow, how long did it take you to make all these fondant colors? If I need to use dark colors on a large area, I find it’s much easier to airbrush it. Have you tried the airbrush yet??? I think if you did, you would have a brand new addiction :)

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By: Anonymous http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-2/#comment-12630 Wed, 12 Jan 2011 19:43:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12630 Cakesandbakes: I too, prefer SF above SK. But I just so love the Wisteria color from SK. I must say though that when it comes to black and red I love the Americolor Super red & black. I do have the extra strength from SF but I do find AC just a swirl better. Yes, I can imagine that the list is long…:-)

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By: Anonymous http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-2/#comment-12628 Wed, 12 Jan 2011 19:17:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12628 Nutmeg: Sugar Flair is a UK brand. You can get it from here: http://www.cakescookiesandcraftsshop.co.uk/acatalog/Sugarflair_Food_Colourings.html

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By: Anonymous http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-2/#comment-12629 Wed, 12 Jan 2011 19:17:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12629 Nutmeg: Sugar Flair is a UK brand. You can get it from here: http://www.cakescookiesandcraftsshop.co.uk/acatalog/Sugarflair_Food_Colourings.html

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By: Nutmeg http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-2/#comment-12627 Wed, 12 Jan 2011 16:38:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12627 I have the americolor colors and the crystal colors, but I’ve never heard of SugarFlair. Where do you get those?

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By: Anonymous http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-1/#comment-12625 Wed, 12 Jan 2011 16:19:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12625 Gabrielle: I dont think that I have tried Gooseberry yet, I do have it. Navy is great too. Its very close to SK Wisteria. I find SF colors more strong than SK.

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By: Anonymous http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-1/#comment-12626 Wed, 12 Jan 2011 16:19:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12626 Gabrielle: I dont think that I have tried Gooseberry yet, I do have it. Navy is great too. Its very close to SK Wisteria. I find SF colors more strong than SK.

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By: Anonymous http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-1/#comment-12623 Wed, 12 Jan 2011 16:13:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12623 Ali: I was planning to show the Grape Violet from SF. But I could not find it. I did find after my post was out…… I need to clean up my toolbox.

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By: Anonymous http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-1/#comment-12624 Wed, 12 Jan 2011 16:13:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12624 Ali: I was planning to show the Grape Violet from SF. But I could not find it. I did find after my post was out…… I need to clean up my toolbox.

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By: cakesandbakes http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-2/#comment-12622 Wed, 12 Jan 2011 15:49:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12622 This is a wonderful way of showing off your favourite colours. I use pretty much all Sugarflair mainly because it’s the most accessible for me here in the UK. I’m intrigued by Americolor as I’ve never tried it but reluctant to pay over the odds to try it. I find Sugarflair paste colours cover pretty much all my needs. I’m currently trying to complete a lengthy blog post about all the baking equipment, tools & favourites for decorating that I have in my kitchen. It’s taking me forever, I don’t think even I realised how long it would take & just how much I have.

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By: Dd http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-2/#comment-12621 Wed, 12 Jan 2011 13:59:12 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12621 Thank you for the useful and colorful post, Louise! It is really helpful for me!

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By: Nicole http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-2/#comment-12620 Wed, 12 Jan 2011 13:42:56 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12620 that is fantastically informative and so PRETTY! I want to decorate my kids’ rooms with these colors. thank you!

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By: Dominika http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-2/#comment-12619 Wed, 12 Jan 2011 12:36:34 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12619 Fantastic post!!!

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By: kouky http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-1/#comment-12618 Wed, 12 Jan 2011 12:29:57 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12618 ces couleurs sont superbes!! c’est des colorants liquides que tu utilises? bonne journée!

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By: Anonymous http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-1/#comment-12617 Wed, 12 Jan 2011 12:23:59 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12617 Those are lovely colors.

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By: Ali Bunn http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-1/#comment-12616 Wed, 12 Jan 2011 10:48:12 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12616 Lovely colours! I had problems trying to get a good purple for my wedding cupcakes because I specifically didn’t want lavender but something brighter. In the end went for one called ‘Grape’ by Sugarflair. Nice to see what others are using though!

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By: {oc cottage} http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/comment-page-1/#comment-12615 Wed, 12 Jan 2011 03:30:43 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761#comment-12615 I LOVE YOUR BLOG! My crazy friend just told me about it at work today and I couldn’t wait to get home to see! Deliciously fabulous!

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