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    Product Review: Americolor Shades Fall 2017

    AMERICOLOR GELS PROVIDED BY AMERICOLOR The newest shades from Americolor are out, and boy are they cool. They're the in between shades, that are hard to nail just so. I gave them a test run thanks to my friends at Americolor, and made a Princess Wedding Cake to test them out. As you do. The New Shades on the Block See what I mean? those in between shades that you aim for, and you hope you made enough because you reckon you've got none and...

    Product Review: Nifty Shades of Gray

    If you've seen Americolor's Nifty Shades of Gray in your local cake store, you're probably thinking "dude I have black food colour, what do I need a bunch of grey shades for??" I will admit, I thought that too, but here's where I was wrong.Nifty Shades of Gray (10/10 for the name by the way), is not a bunch of grey colours, its greyscale shades OF colours. There's a bluey grey, and greeny grey, you get the idea. They are surprisingly difficult...

    Product Review: Americolor Gels – New Shades!

    AMERICOLOR GELS PROVIDED BY BAKE AND DECO WAREHOUSE Introducing the New Shades! As you would know, I'm a big fan of Americolor, so when I heard they had made some new colours, I was possibly excessively excited. And I must say, they are worth the excitement. The new colours are Moss, Eggplant, Wedgewood, Pumpkin, Cypress, Midnight, and Espresso.  I gave them a test as you can see below, adding one good 'squeeze' of each to Basic...

    Colouring Basic Buttercream

    Colouring Buttercream is not quite as straight forward as you might think. For a start, butter is yellow. Yellow! Which means if you add blue, you don't get blue, you get Green! Sorcery! So how do you colour buttercream?  What types of colours should you use?  And how do I get White Buttercream? Whiter Shade of Pale There are a few ways to lighten Buttercream, and there are upsides and downsides to most. Option one is adding purple...