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Please Recommend A Good Food Colouring

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Emjxxx Tue 16-Nov-10 14:31:25

Hi all. Can someone please recommend a good quality food colouring. I recently made some halloween cupcakes and decided that the butter cream (home made) should be orange and I was going to do it orange flavoured too. Well I had to add sooooo much colouring just to get it a pale peachy colour. I use silver spoon food colourings. I stopped at the pale peachy colour as i didn't want to make the butter cream unedible. I did add orange essence and that was lovely, it just would have been nicer if the cupcakes had more of an orange WOW sort of colour.

I've only ever coloured pink and yellow before and have never wanted or needed that sort of WOW factor!


Butterbur Tue 16-Nov-10 14:45:35

I don't know about a brand, but you can get a much more intense colour if you use a paste, rather than a liquid.

We used to have a specialist cake decorating shop near us that sold them, but now that that is closed, I suppose online is the only place. Like here.

seeker Tue 16-Nov-10 14:51:42

I use Sugarflair pastes - you can't get a ewally intense colours with liquids. You can buy them online, or from specialist cake decorating shops. The shop I use does mail order - I could send you the details if you like.

Emjxxx Tue 16-Nov-10 15:54:27

Thanks Butterbur and Yes please Seeker grin

TheChewyToffeeMum Tue 16-Nov-10 17:12:00

I have bought Wiltons pastes from ebay before and seen sets of them them in Lakeland shops.

seeker Thu 18-Nov-10 06:04:57


Yjese are the Wilron onesz - they don't seem to have the Sugatflair ones I buy from their real shop on their website, but they look the same.

taffetacat Thu 18-Nov-10 10:08:33

lots of sugarflair pastes

can recommend this place, have used it loads

Emjxxx Thu 18-Nov-10 22:04:10

Hi Thanks for the advice ladies, think i will order a few different ones and see which one works best for me. grin

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