Has anyone ever tried using gel or paste color, in lieu of the 2 ounces of liquid red color, called for in most red velvet cake recipes?
If so, do you recall how much was used to achieve the color?
I made a red velvet last weekend and used my Americolor. I still squeezed in quite a bit, but not a whole bottle. It was a nice, dark red.
I haven't tried but I was thinking if you do try you probably have to add in another 2 oz of another liquid, just so the batter has the right consistency.
I usually measure out 2oz of water then color it with my americolor gel or wilton gel until it is a nice color. I still need the 2oz of liquid so I just color the water.
I used the gel coloring a couple of weeks ago and it came out fine.
I used a small container of the wilton no taste red. I do not like using the liquid because of the aftertaste effect. The recipe came out wonderful. HTH
Thanks, All, for your responses. I will be trying this in the near future.
I love Sarah's red velvet cake recipe here on CC, and it calls for 2 bottles. I did it once like that, but the next time i only used 1 bottle, no extra liquid added.
IT WAS DELICIOUS! I couldn't find a difference in color or taste! HTH!!!
I use Wilton's RV recipe on thier website. It uses one ounce bottle of no taste red and it is very red and moist.
I personally hate RV but everyone else loves it.