Changing Food Color Ratio For Red Velvet Cake

Baking By Nickilyn Updated 7 Oct 2010 , 10:22am by Nickilyn

Nickilyn Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 5:48pm
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I would like to make a pink velvet cake. Will reducing the amount of red food coloring in the recipe affect anything other than the color intensity of the cake? For reference, I use CakeMan Raven's recipe, which calls for 1 fl. oz for red food coloring.

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flamingobaker Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 6:18pm
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Not sure, but "less red" is not always "pink"
Maybe if you used pink icing colors?

leily Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 6:42pm
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Just use pink food coloring instead. Measure out 1oz of water and then use your gel colors (wilton or americolor) to color the water until it's a nice shade of pink. Then add that liquid to your cake. If it's not pink enough after it's all mixed just add some more gel color straight to your batter.

Nickilyn Posted 7 Oct 2010 , 10:22am
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Thank you! icon_smile.gif

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