AmeriColor Food Colors
Rewind a few months ago to one of our kid’s birthdays. I excitedly reached for my brand new box of Wilton Gel Colors, to get to decorating a planet Neptune cake for my daughter. I put the box down and went to grab my tips, and as I am opening the box I see there’s a new allergy warning on the box. “Oh shhh…..er…oh muffins!” (how we kid-friendly curse in our house) I had used Wilton for years, so silly me never thought to check the box when I bought it. I should of guessed since we can not use the Wilton melts because of peanut/tree nut cross production, the icing colors would probably be the same deal. Now to think of all the bakery cakes we have eaten without even thinking about icing color. Luckily, I had some liquid McCormick food coloring with just enough blue to make a cake. From there, I was on the hunt for an allergen friendly food coloring.
Three Cheers for AmeriColor
I really like the gel colors because I believe they produce a darker, more even color. In my short search, because AmeriColor came up first I was excited they had a wide variety of colors in different textures. I was even more excited since they have their allergy disclaimer on the front of their page.
- Kosher Certified
- No Tree Nuts and No Peanuts in facility
- No ingredients derived from animals
- Gluten Free products
I figured in between birthdays I’d have time to order some of the soft gels, and then sort of forgot about it until I was shopping at JoAnn’s and saw a big display of AmeriColor. SCORE! Coupon in hand, I bought the AmeriColor Junior Kit (buy*). I really dig the flip top lids on these colors, and the consistency is a bit thicker than liquid color. The problem I usually had with the Wilton gels is that they were very difficult to mix, especially the older they got (even if you keep the foil lids on them.)
I made a pretty easy princess cake using a pan that was gifted to us a few years ago by our friend Marelyn in Florida. (PS: Marelyn does some pretty AWESOME custom cakes in the Melbourne, Florida area. Check out Sweet Inspiration by M.E. for your next cake!
A few days prior to baking the cake, I had our youngest draw a picture of her cake. I had intended to show that vision here, but the other daughter added a LOT of writing while I was prepping the cake. Oops? Anyway, the cake came out pretty close to what she had envisioned. The color mixing went really smoothly, and the the purple is a combination of the turquoise and pink mixed together! It took us a few days to eat the cake, but color looked as good on day 3 as it did on day 1. Condensation did not affect the color either (transporting the cake from fridge to other location).
The girls had fun adding the purple flowers to the cake!
So there you have it. If you’re looking for some allergen friendly food colors, icing sugars, piping gels, food writers, powdered food colors, poured fondants and meringue powders check out AmeriColor!http://www.thesugarpixie.net/2014/03/22/americolor-food-colors/AmeriColor Food Products: Allergen and Gluten Friendlyhttp://www.thesugarpixie.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/americolor_juniorkit2.jpghttp://www.thesugarpixie.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/americolor_juniorkit2-300x300.jpgReviewsbirthday,cake,food allergy,Icing,nut free living,reviewRewind a few months ago to one of our kid's birthdays. I excitedly reached for my brand new box of Wilton Gel Colors, to get to decorating a planet Neptune cake for my daughter. I put the box down and went to grab my tips, and as I am...thesugarpixie firstname.lastname@example.orgAdministratorThe Sugar Pixie