- Jun 16, 2013
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Can anyone enlighten me on what exactly the difference between the two is? Is it better in some situations to use the gel? Thanks for your help!
I guess it depends on what you are using it for. I made peppermint marshmallows last Christmas and had gel food coloring and it was hard to swirl through the marshmallow mixture. i think liquid would have been easier. I find them to be similar in terms of "messiness", though.Can anyone enlighten me on what exactly the difference between the two is? Is it better in some situations to use the gel? Thanks for your help!
Thank you so much Soliloquy for this. I am scared sometimes to do too much decorating and handling food coloring because I don't want to get the color wrong. This has really helped me to tell the difference between the two.Gel is a lot more concentrated than liquid food coloring, so definitely use it when changing the amount of liquid could have a significant affect on the final results, like frosting. You'll also get much brighter, more saturated colors from the gel.
Thank you so much for this tip Cefmac. I will definitely try this when trying to gradually change the color of the icing.I usually use gel and I much prefer it. It doesn't change the consistency of the icing as much, and you get a lot more control over the colour - it takes a lot less to make a vibrant colour, so it lasts longer as well. I also find that liquid food colouring tends to smell and taste weird after a while, but gel takes longer to go out of date. I always put gel food colouring into my icing with a cocktail stick, which makes it very easy to change the colour of the icing gradually as you do it in small increments.
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