How Much Food Coloring Can I Use?

Decorating By Jules14 Updated 30 Oct 2008 , 1:38am by jescapades

Jules14 Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 7:36pm
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I am making a yellow cake from a box mix and I want to dye it orange for Halloween. I imagine it won't take much dye but I'm worried. Any thoughts?

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cupcakemkr Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 8:13pm
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it will dye really easy. I did the rainbow cake and the colors come out really well. I used wilton orage gel and only the tip of a butter knife of it.

good luck with your cake icon_smile.gif

jescapades Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 8:14pm
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hi jules. what kind of color are you using? (liquid, gel, powder, etc). and how rich of a color orange are you looking for? what about coloring the cake are you worried about?

Jules14 Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 10:38pm
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I'm using grocery store gel colors. I just wanted to make sure the flavor of the gel didn't affect the taste of the cake.

kakeladi Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 11:36pm
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No worry.....it won't effect the tasteicon_smile.gif

Jules14 Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 1:26am
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Thanks everyone!

jescapades Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 1:38am
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jules, black and some reds can get bitter. you can add as much orange as you'd like. no worries

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