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Edible Pens - Americolor vs Ateco vs Wilton vs ???
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Edible Pens - Americolor vs Ateco vs Wilton vs ??? 7 years, 6 months ago #1

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One of our Facebook fans asked awhile back about this, and I haven't yet used these for cake pops. But would really like to now, and was curious which ones you all have used, and how you liked them before I buys some. Feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Re: Edible Pens - Americolor vs Ateco vs Wilton vs ??? 7 years, 6 months ago #2

Hi,
Ive recently purchased a black double ended food pen by Rainbow dust.........I dont like it, I find using them on chocolate or candy melts on the cake pops doesnt give a very good colour.........its more like an almost run out texta and often doesnt write at all blah! If you like a more brighter colour & dark defined black I recommend using petal dust mixed with a drop of rose spirit and a fine paintbrush. Pens are quite expensive & most I have tried dont work too well on much, except dried fondant & even then its pale......Try the petal dust and see if you like before you waste cash on a pen !Hope that helps

Re: Edible Pens - Americolor vs Ateco vs Wilton vs ??? 7 years, 6 months ago #3

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Hey Deb!

Thanks for the awesome Tip and Trick (hint hint ! Lol.. really though, hope you can find the time to post this in our tips section, or even tutorials, as this would probably help many of us! =)

Just one question, where would you get rose spirit?

Re: Edible Pens - Americolor vs Ateco vs Wilton vs ??? 7 years, 6 months ago #4

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So here it is, folks! We conjured up some (messy) snowmen and did a quick test soon as we got the markers in.. decided to include Wilton after all, for comparison purposes. Also, Ateco's were the same markers as Americolor, just different outer packaging.

We started out with the Wilton markers and had high hopes after drawing the first eye... but those hopes quickly 'wilted' away a few seconds after, as you can see, lol... so yes, everyone was right.

Kopykake also started strong, and lasted much longer than Wiltons, but it also practically stopped working after a few more strokes. Too bad.. it is a double tipped pen, one end thick, the other fine point.

So obviously, Americolor takes the cake... or should I say the cake pop, haha... okay, enough corny jokes. The black color stayed true and wet the whole time. However, I must point out that Americolor's lighter colors are not as true as the black. I had to go over that nose a few times to get it to that still-very-light orange.

And there it is... hope that helps!

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The following user(s) said Thank You: Pinx, Amanda McClure

Re: Edible Pens - Americolor vs Ateco vs Wilton vs ??? 7 years, 6 months ago #5

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Thanks for doing that test! I actually almost bought some of the Kopykake pens because of the double tips and now I'm glad I didn't. I have run into the same problem with the lighter colored Americolor pens (especially the light pink) but, when I replaced it with a new one that seemed like the tip wasn't dried out it worked better. Only problem with that is the first one I had (the dry one) was brand new too. Oh well. Live and learn. Thanks again for doing the test!

Re: Edible Pens - Americolor vs Ateco vs Wilton vs ??? 7 years, 6 months ago #6

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You're welcome, Heidi.. glad we were able to help! I see you have also, and we are grateful! Hope you can stick around.. forever! =)

P.S. Just so you know, we only used them on Wilton's candy melts, so if you use other types of 'canvases' you want to write on, they might work for you still! Let us know if we can help further. Thanks!
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