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Most vibrant food colouring?

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Spanneroo Mon 06-Apr-20 11:22:46

DDs 1 and 2 have birthdays which are very likely to fall within the lockdown. Usually we go camping, and this is obviously not going to happen. So I'm going to make them cakes of their choice. DD2 has requested a 'rainbow bee' (She's 2 and adores bees) but my food colouring is always a bit lack-luster.

So, which food colourings have you used which are really bright and vibrant? Any tips? It'll be buttercream icing because that's her favourite.

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whoknows1230 Mon 06-Apr-20 11:27:32

Gel food colouring is your best bet. I use Wilton and the colours are lovely and vibrant. They stain badly though, so try not to get any on your fingers or worktops!

LemonBreeland Mon 06-Apr-20 11:29:24

Agree with Wilton, they are really good and last forever. A tiny bit goes a long way. Amazon do sets of them.

samandpoppysmummy Mon 06-Apr-20 11:31:00

Sugarflair are very bright gel colours

Ginfordinner Mon 06-Apr-20 11:35:20

Another vote for Wilton. Under no circumstance get the liquid food colourings as they are very pale, and they alter the consistency of the cake mixture. The Dr Oetker ones are to be avoided at all costs.

Spanneroo Mon 06-Apr-20 11:41:23

Brilliant. I'll order a set of Wilton. Thank you!

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BlackNoir Mon 06-Apr-20 11:43:34

Don't be surprised if the poos are erm...rather colourful after eating the cake.

Spanneroo Mon 06-Apr-20 13:24:40

Hahahahahaha thanks for the heads up grin

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