To Color The Actual Layers Of A Cake (Rainbow Cake), Is It

Baking By ylil Updated 5 Sep 2011 , 2:57pm by ylil

ylil Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 12:45pm
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best to use gel colors like I use for icing or food coloring (liquid). made a test of a couple layers using gel and it seemed to slightly change the texture...I know that's possible, and it could also be my imagination. Just wondering if anyone had a recommendation for coloring batter?

TY so much!


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Cohaja12 Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 1:19pm
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I used my AmeriColor gels and the cake turned out just fine


pood Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 1:22pm
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I just use the same gel color that I use to color frosting. I use Duncan Hines white cake mix. I have not noticed a difference in taste or texture. Here is one I just did for a party.!/photo.php?fbid=278031318878296&set=a.171857392829023.45618.171247566223339&type=1&theater

Here is the cake before it was cut.!/photo.php?fbid=275094195838675&set=a.171857392829023.45618.171247566223339&type=1&theater

Hope this helps you.


kel58 Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 1:23pm
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I use the wilton gels and I dont think it changes the texture at all. I guess maybe if you used A LOT but i doubt it. You wouldn't get as insense of a colour using the liquid.

ylil Posted 5 Sep 2011 , 2:57pm
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Thank you! I used wilton gels and it was fine!


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