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.
I always use the McCormick regular liquid red coloring. It seems to work the best for me for true red.
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.
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.