I have looked for about an hour now on this site for the answer to this question, before I asked it. I'm making a pizza cake for a buddy's birthday. I want the pizza sauce to look real.. and I remember sometime a go something about using strawberry jelly with the buttercream to make the sauce look real.. is this right? and what does everyone use for ingredients on the pizza.. thanks in advance for all your help!
I haven't made one, but if I were, I'd either use straight up strawberry or raspberry jam (seedless, of course).
Sugar-free strawberry jam works best. The sugar-free version has a better color. I've also heard of people using strawberry filling that they've strained through doubled cheesecloth. I assume you heat up the jam before straining the seeds out.
I would mix seedless strawberry jam and a packet of sugar free jello. (If ou have time to experiment try Raspberry it has a deeper red color.
You could also make a cookie type glaze, but use more corn syrup so it wouldn't set up as hard. When I made my spaghetti cake, it was lemon so I made lemon curd and colored it dark red - my hubby loved it! You could use lots of things!