Almost Empty AmeriColor Bottles…

Today I want to talk to you about AmeriColor Soft Gel Paste Food Color. Well actually, I want to talk about almost empty  AmeriColor bottles. I like AmeriColors because I like being able to add one drop of color at a time without using a toothpick. Now, don’t get me wrong, I have several bottles of Wilton colors that I use but, I prefer the AmeriColor. No other reason than “NOT” using a toothpick to add color! I get really irritated when the bottle is almost empty and I turn it upside down so all the gel will be in the lid. I take the lid off to shake out the last few drops but I still see some color in there and it won’t come out! Has this happened to you?

Americolor bottles thebearfootbaker.comI have an idea:)


How to get the last bit of color out of the AmeriColor bottles:

Americolor bottles thebearfootbaker.comWe add a little water to our icing to thin it down don’t we?

Americolor bottles thebearfootbaker.comWell, I added a few drops to the almost empty AmeriColor bottle…

Americolor bottles thebearfootbaker.comand put the lid back on it….

Americolor bottles thebearfootbaker.comand gave it a little shake and guess what?

Americolor bottles thebearfootbaker.comI had enough color to mix 2 more bags of icing! I am saving a little money by using ALL the color in little bottle. Now, this will also help when you are making icing at 2am and run out of a color. You don’t have to drop everything and go rob a Hobby Lobby. Just add a few drops of water and it should get you through those last few cookies!

Here are a few tips:
1. Be careful when you add it to the icing. It will come out of the bottle really fast! Add it slow but keep in mind the color has been diluted a little so it may take more than you think!
2. Add the color before you thin down your icing. I know I only added a few drop of water to the empty bottles but, it was enough to thin my icing a little.


Happy Creating,