Question About Red Velvet Cake

Baking By chrissypie Updated 6 Aug 2010 , 4:41am by microbiology1

chrissypie Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 12:33am
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Hi everyone, I was wondering, can I use red gel food coloring to add the red to red velvet cake or do I have to use the liquid? Also, if I can use the gel, how much do I use so it doesn't taste bitter?

Thanks in advance for any replies.

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Rose_N_Crantz Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 12:40am
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I've always used Wilton's no taste red. Just one jar is enough. That is the gel stuff too.

I just heard too about someone using sugar free red koolaid mix. At least when making red buttercream. Gives a good flavor and great color. Might not want to use that for red velvet cake though. Might throw off the flavor.

chrissypie Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 12:57am
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thank you for the reply. wow a whole jar! ok, lets see if I have any! LOL~

leily Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 1:04am
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i have used the wilton and americolor gel. But not the whole jar/bottle.
My recipe calls for 2oz of liquid food coloring, so i put 2oz of water in a small shotglass and then add the coloring until it is nice and red. Works everytime.

microbiology1 Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 4:41am
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I used 1 tablespoon of the Wilton Red Red when I used Paula Deen's recipe. I actually thought it was too red so I will probably use 3 teaspoons next time. It did not leave a bitter taste, it was delicious! This was my first red velvet cake. I am now totally hooked!

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