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This product sadly is being discounted and the best before date is 03/22 hence the discount. I have found the best before doesn’t mean out of date, I have successfully used these colours for dying clothes, which I will share with you in a written form on the back of the sealed bag they are posted in.
The review on the gel colours is totally those of All But The Cake, based solely on observations when mixing the gel colours with 15g of Fondant (Satin Ice brand). Some colours required a larger amount, and more mixing, while could have used less colour and blended extremely well. Each colour has its own comment, and we used a standard amount of colour was applied to the same amount of fondant 15g, also using a toothpick as an applicator. This method stopped the fondant ball from being saturated with too much colour. Except of course, I broke this rule when it came to white. I was sure this was under control but I made a mess…. I just kept adding more to see if the colour would change, but this only made fondant sticky. More info on white, on the 30g White Gel page.
The Sunset Orange gel is perfectly described by the name, this colour is darker than most oranges, just like an evening sunset. While I like the colour, if you want a brighter tone of Orange, I would add yellow to this colour. I think this is as dark as the colour would go, but adding less would not make it a brighter orange, more a light tan or Pumpkin (sort of). Easy to mix into the fondant, would be a good colour to play with to see how it could change the dynamics of other colours. The taste in any of the colours was not evident in any of the fondants, just be aware that the taste can change.
Just a word of warning, you may think the red or any other colour will stain your hands, and decide to wear plastic gloves. Do not be tempted and this will stop the colour from mixing and you will end up with blotches of colour. (Look at the brown photo I used gloves) This gel easily washes off after using, but may be visible under your fingernails, in the case use lemon juice and a nail cleaner to remove the colour. The warmth in your hands aides the blending of the colours in the fondant,
Results may differ on other mediums such as buttercream and sugar. Not Recommended for chocolate as water is an ingredient.
Ingredients: Water, Corn Syrup, Sugar, Modified Corn starch, Glycerine, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Carrageenan, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Salt, Xanthan Gum, Artificial Colours; FD&C RED 3 FD&C BLUE 1. Manufactured By: Cake craft LLC, GARLAND TX USA
These gels come in a tube rather than a bottle, great is warm weather as every drop can be squeezed out, in cool weather warm the tube in your hands, so the flow of the gel is more fluid. If you think the tube is empty cut off the flat end to use the remaining colour. Waste not want not.