7 April 2012

{Tutorial} Gel Colours

If you want really really vibrant colours, then gel colours are a MUST! They give you a whole range of colours in your cake batter, butter cream, fondant and modelling pastes without upsetting the consistency. The colours you can make are endless!!


There are three main brands.... Wilton and Americolour come from America and Sugarflair comes from the UK. Sugarflair is my favourite, but I do mix and match. Americolor is good for some particular shades. Wilton is pretty much what you see on the outside of the bottle. But the colour panel doesn't show you the potential of just one colour pot.


For example, these buttons are made from just one pot of colour: Sugarflair Mint Green. You can get even darker shades, I just stopped at 4. 


So where do you start? I would start with a few primary colours. Then you can mix colours to get new colours. For example, this first button is a light shade of Wilton ice blue. Then I mixed a little Sugarflair Chestnut into the paste to get that vintage blue on the right. then, a little more white paste to get that vintage green in the middle.


And it's the same case for all these colours below... 4 pots of colour.... sky blue, ruby, chestnut and grape. And that's not all. There are heaps more colours I can make with those 4 pots.


Some colours you can't mix for example Purple. My favourite purple shade is Violet by Americolour, you get that nice bright purple. Grape by Sugarflair comes out a bit grey for my liking. But then it depends on your own designs and colour palettes.

Hope this helpful :)


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