Red Velvet Cake With Wilton Gel Color

Decorating By fariak Updated 14 Sep 2009 , 3:08am by FrostinGal

fariak Posted 6 Sep 2009 , 8:30am
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Hi -
I made the red velvet cake from this site. It asked for food color and I out in a teaspoon of wilton gel color -- too much I can tell because the batter tastes horrible!! any way I can fix this?? Please help. I dont want to make another batch icon_sad.gif


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Gingoodies Posted 6 Sep 2009 , 2:11pm
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Try taking a little bit of batter an baking it. It may be ok tasting, once it is baked.

fariak Posted 6 Sep 2009 , 6:53pm
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It has a very after taste. I think wilton has a no taste red (i think).
What is one ounce of food color? Is it the poweder stuff in the store or should i look for liquid color?

TexasSugar Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 12:12am
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There is a liquid food coloring you will find in the baking section. I want to say McCormick brand has some. It comes in a jar like their flavorings do.

backermeister Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 12:24am
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Yes. Check the baking section cause there is liquid food coloring there and if I recall correctly one bottle of the coloring is exactly one ounce and no bitter flavor. icon_smile.gif

prterrell Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 12:42am
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1 jar of the Wilton color = 1 ounce.

I use an entire jar of the Wilton no taste red in my red velvet cake. (only thing I use Wilton color for.)

kdbobo Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 4:05am
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We've always used the McCormick liquid coloring for red velvet cake. Never heard of using gel colors.

FrostinGal Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 3:08am
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Best red I've found for Red Velvet cake is AmeriColor's Soft Gel Paste Food Color in Super Red (220).

It's super concentrated, so I use about 1 slightly heaping teaspoon per cake mix or recipe. No flavor problems, either!

It's funny, I'm known for my Red Velvet, but I'm sick of it, now! Doesn't anyone want chocolate? LOL

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