Great Tasting Candy Colored&flavored Cake -Jello Or Soda

Baking By sadsmile Updated 9 Feb 2010 , 8:47pm by Ronbob1984

sadsmile Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 3:52pm
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I need to make a lemon, orange, strawberry, lime and grape cake. What is going to give the best flavor... Jello or flavored soda?

I am thinking that grape soda will be better for grape. I have tried the grape loranne oil and it reminded us of nasty yucky children's grape medicine.

What do you guys think for the others? Lemon is easy. Orange needs to be a bright orange candy flavor but not strong like the oil and the same with the lime.

So would soda with a little added color be the best thing or is jello really the way to go?

Thanks guys!

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Mike1394 Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 4:39pm
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Ronbob1984 Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 7:21pm
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I just purchased a bunch of the unsweetend drink mix powders. They are colored and have a great flavor. You don't need to add the sugar. I also use them to flavor buttercreams. I will also use the sugar-free water bottle sized drink mixes in buttercreams. They lemonade is to die for!

sadsmile Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 7:36pm
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Haha Mike it's for kids. I didn't think of koolaid. Does the ascorbic acid mess with the cake... taste, crumb, firmness?

Ronbob1984 Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 7:40pm
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I have never had any problem. I do usually do a buttermilk cake recipe, so the added acid probably doesn't make much difference.

sadsmile Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 8:01pm
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Do you have any pics of cut cake with how bright the cake comes out?

Ronbob1984 Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 8:14pm
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Unfortunately, no. I haven't taken any as they are usually cupcakes and just for fun. I need to start tho.

sadsmile Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 8:21pm
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do they come out bright like macsmom's rainbow cake?

Ronbob1984 Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 8:26pm
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The brighter colors(blue, purple) do. The lemon and lemon-lime are lighter. A drop or two of food coloring will add to the zing.

sadsmile Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 8:38pm
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Thanks so much for helping me... now it's time for experiments! Yummy!

dogwood Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 8:46pm
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I always make my strawberry cakes with strawberry Jello in them, so I would think you could use any flavor.

Ronbob1984 Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 8:47pm
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Good luck and Happy Caking!! thumbs_up.gif

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