Both of these scenarios have happened to me.
This was especially true when I tried to get something red.
Then I found Americolor and it was amazing.
While I recommend a whole kit so that you can achieve any color, the kit that I purchased is no longer available. However, there is a new kit available with new colors that I don’t even own yet. What I like about the kit is that you get a wide variety of colors in small bottles. The bottle may seem small, but you only need a couple drops of most colors to achieve the color you’re looking for. Of course, if you prefer, you can by just a few colors that you really need.
The color I recommend the most from Americolor over any other brand is Super Red. You can actually get your frosting or fondant red. Like really red. Not pink. Not darkish pink. Not kinda red and you’ve messed up the consistency. You get red. Red is such a difficult color to achieve, but you can easily achieve it with Americolor.
I don’t think I can fully describe just how vibrant these colors are and how easy it is to get the color you want. Be careful not to add too much though! If you’re like me, you may be weary of food coloring working extremely well and might not believe it. Just start by adding one drop. You’ll be surprised at the rich color you can achieve. Mix that in well so you can get a good idea of the quality of this product. Then, feel free to add more to achieve your desired color.
And I almost forgot to mention, Americolor does not, I repeat, does not affect the taste of your desserts.
It's not too good to be true. Try it for yourself!