Icing and food colouring recommondations?

(4 Posts)
KosherBacon Fri 13-Sep-13 15:03:55

Are there any brands of sugarpaste that are better to work with than others?

And if I wanted to colour it myself, what colours are best? Are the Wilton ones worth the investment?

TIA

LuckyToHaveYouAll Fri 13-Sep-13 16:09:45

Hi kosher. I'm not a professional baker but I do like to bake now and again. I usually buy the supermarkets own brand fondant which is fine for my needs I find.

Wilton and flair food colourings (the gel ones) are both good. I usually buy ready coloured fondant if I need black as this is very hard to colour yourself (usually goes grey).

HTH

nannycook Fri 13-Sep-13 19:28:03

Kosher, i agree with Myother, buy the black fondant as and when you need it, as far as other fondant, the one i always buy is Covapaste, it isnt the cheapest, and i guess it depends what you want to make with it.If you just covering cupcakes then supermarket fondant is fine but i decorated a fair few cakes and i always use that.

I buy the pastes mostly if i'm honest do not buy the liquids whateveryou do.

KosherBacon Sun 15-Sep-13 22:04:35

Thanks. Have bought a set of Wilton paste/ gels. Iberia got silver spoon ones and they are awful so hope these work!

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