WILTON 12 ICING COLOR KIT .5 601-5580
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Ingredient list for those who are interested Feb 21, 2012
By Sarah R.
I thought I'd share the ingredient list and allergy information for those who are looking for it. The box I just received from Amazon says that these are made in the USA, and the ingredients are:
high fructose corn syrup
food starch - modified (corn)
FD&C Yellow #5
FD&C Red #3
FD&C Blue #1
FD&C Yellow #6
FD&C Red #40
FD&C Blue #2
sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (as preservatives)
Made in a facility that also processes tree nuts, egg and soy products.
106 of 106 found the following review helpful:
I love these to get a BOLD color Oct 01, 2010
By Mrs. Kilo Delta
I've taken to making cupcakes and cookies and making icing letters on them... you know, an "H" on one cookie, "A" on another, and so forth, and arrange the cookies or cupcakes to spell out HAPPY BIRTHDAY or whatever the occasion might be. I prefer bold, rich colors, like jewel tone colors, so these gel colors fit the bill to get the bold color without watering down my icing. Only takes a few toothpicks of color to get what I'm looking for, so each 1/2 ounce color is going to go a long way. A good buy, all around. I will never go back to regular liquid food coloring!
Also, I know others have stated this but I'll say it again, the black color is good but you have to start with a chocolate icing, not a white icing.
**Update** I found another use for these Wilton colors by making colored sugar. I've used it with granulated sugar and with sparkling sugar (bigger crystals) and it works great either way, but the sparkling sugar is more, well, "sparkly" which I like since I use the colored sugar to decorate cakes and cookies with. Put the sugar into a Ziploc bag, take the tip of a butter knife to get some color on it, then wipe the color off the knife on the inside of the bag. (Does that make sense?) Zip up the bag, then mash the sugar around with the color until evenly distributed. The color will come off the side of the plastic bag just fine and blend in with the sugar. Then spread the sugar out on a plate or a sheet of foil to dry for a few hours. Voila!
57 of 59 found the following review helpful:
Color Me Happy Jun 15, 2010
By Sharon Beverly
As an experienced baker for decades, I have used gel, paste, liquid, and powder artificial colorings. For the best control, I prefer the gels and powders. Whether doing royal, butter cream, color flow, fondant, or marzipan, the gel gives me an immediate, true color. I have been a Wilton customer for 30 years and will not use another brand.
Tips: When opening each little jar, DO NOT fully remove the foil cover over the product. Insert a wooden tooth pick to open a small hole. Unless you are making a large quantity of icing, you won't need to widen it and remove more than what is on your toothpick each time you pull out some color on it.
Store the jars with the lids secured and in an upright position.
I found another use for these colors recently. I used wood putty to repair a decorative shelf made of fiberglass. Using two shades of Wilton colors, I was able to re-produce the colors I needed. Anything that needs color and is sealed with a protective coating and does not get much wear will probably be just fine.
45 of 49 found the following review helpful:
So Much Better Than Food Coloring Sep 14, 2009
By L. Oneal
This is so much better than food coloring. It only takes a very small amount to ad color to icing, cake batter, and cookie dough. Some colors (especially red and black)when you are trying to get the deep rich color may leave a little after taste. Try adding some alcohol based extracts (alcohol based extracts will not thin your icing like some artificial products will). When trying to get the true black color, try starting with chocolate icing then ad the black color. It requires less coloring thus less after taste. These are the only 2 colors that I had a problem with after taste. This product is great and I will continue to reorder this product.
14 of 14 found the following review helpful:
Wilton Icing Color Jan 06, 2009
By Stanley Barriger
This food coloring works great. It's the paste kind, which really does color better, more vibrantly and wastes less than any other kind. Also, it comes with an extensive color palette, which inspires you to do better cake decorating (I think.) Strangely enough, it even comes with brown and black. Also, this works for more than just icing. I'm an arts and crafts director at a summer camp, and we use this stuff to tine salt dough, dye paper... you name it.
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