Red Food Coloring????

Decorating By JGMB Updated 7 Jan 2010 , 7:34pm by saapena

JGMB Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 2:59pm
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I was going to buy the ingredients today for a Red Velvet Cake (my first ever) and was shocked that the red coloring was $3.59 for a 1-ounce bottle. Does that sound right to you???!!!

The cake is for a dear woman in our church choir who's turning 80. I said I'd make a cake for the whole choir, and she said she liked red velvet. By my calculations, that will be $28.72 just for the red food coloring!!

Any suggestions other than telling her she can't have her favorite cake?

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saapena Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 3:11pm
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Go to GFS (Gordon Food Service). I paid approximately $13 for a 32 ounce bottle of red food coloring there; granted, more than I wanted to spend but way cheaper than a grocery store. I made red velvet for Christmas and am doing my friend's daughter's wedding cake and she wants red velvet so I figured I may as well get the big bottle and be done with it. I think there is one in Aurora, so it shouldn't be too bad of a drive.



alene Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 3:15pm
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You could always do a red velvet wasc cake and just add a little red coloring.

JGMB Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 3:31pm
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Thanks for the responses!! Sheryl, that works out to 41 cents an ounce, which is much better than the $3.59!!!

I checked, and there's a GFS in Villa Park, too. I think I'll make a trip there once the snow has subsided!! Thanks again. icon_razz.gif

saapena Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 7:34pm
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Glad I could help for a change--lol. I visit the GFS in Villa Park also. It is a neat store--I could spend a couple hours just walking around and looking at everything. I only wish they carried hi-ratio shortening. I will have to ask them about that next time I am there.

Have a great day!


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