Food Coloring For Red Velvet?

Baking By Maria925 Updated 10 Nov 2010 , 7:38pm by terrylee

Maria925 Posted 10 Nov 2010 , 6:56pm
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I just made Cakeman's RV recipe. It's my first time making RV. For some reason I only used 1/2 the coloring called for (1/2 oz) because I saw that as a tip somewhere on here (???). Anyway...Now I'm going to make the cake over because it really doesn't look "red" to me and I'm sure they are expecting the RED!

Question...should I use Wilton's "no taste" red for the coloring? That's what I originally used, but now I'm wondering if I should just use the regular "liquid" type food coloring.

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Scarlets-Cakes Posted 10 Nov 2010 , 7:14pm
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I always use the McCormick regular liquid red coloring. It seems to work the best for me for true red.

tastyart Posted 10 Nov 2010 , 7:19pm
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I've used the wilton red before and it works. Sorry you have to make it over. I ended up with a brown velvet once too, very frustrating.

terrylee Posted 10 Nov 2010 , 7:38pm
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I use Americolor and haven't notice any bad taste . I use a little more than 1/2 of what they say....I think it more a visual thing too as to red velvet cakes. Mine come out pretty red....and have had no complaints.

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