Pattycake12 Posted 27 Jun 2012 , 5:32am
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I currently use Wilton no flavor red food coloring for my red velvet cake. I need to find out where to buy this or a similar brand in larger quantities for my bakery.

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BakingIrene Posted 27 Jun 2012 , 12:44pm
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Use Google. Or contact your local supplier, they will know how to order it for you.

This stuff should be available in either 4 ounce or 16 ounce jars.

You might also try Americolor brand "super red". You can test in the 3/4 ounce and if it's OK then you can buy 14 ounce.

Pearl645 Posted 27 Jun 2012 , 1:39pm
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I stopped using wilton no-taste red red food colouring last year in my red velvet cake recipe. I got advice from a CCer to use regular food grade liquid food colouring. Works even better and it isn't as expensive as dunking a tub of gel paste in my cake.

Pattycake12 Posted 28 Jun 2012 , 2:04am
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I have hesitated to just buy the regular liquid at the grocery store because I heard that it can make the cake taste bitter. Apparently that is not the case. I will experiment with both suggestions . Thank so much

Pearl645 Posted 28 Jun 2012 , 3:16am
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Yes I was once where you are. Hesitant to buy grocery or any liquid red food colouring. To my surprise and by a lot of convincing on CC, I bought it, tried it and never looked back. The wilton gel paste was too expensive to keep dunking that tub in a recipe. I was adding $4US extra per 1 oz tub vs $.50 for the equivalent of 1 oz in liquid form.

Pattycake12 Posted 28 Jun 2012 , 11:45am
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Exactly the cost of this is crazy for a bakery business. Thanks I think we have McCormick and maybe Durkee in our grocery stores. I will try them . Thanks for passing this info along to me.

cakegrandma Posted 28 Jun 2012 , 12:44pm
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I have used liquid food coloring in my red velvet cakes for 47 years and have never had a problem with it. In fact I now buy it by the quart from Restaurant Depot but if you have a Gordon Food Service near you they may be able to order some if they don't already carry it on the shelf. It is certainly less costly to buy a quart than the little 1 oz bottles from the grocery stores.

Pearl645 Posted 28 Jun 2012 , 2:12pm
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Originally Posted by cakegrandma

I have used liquid food coloring in my red velvet cakes for 47 years and have never had a problem with it. In fact I now buy it by the quart from Restaurant Depot but if you have a Gordon Food Service near you they may be able to order some if they don't already carry it on the shelf. It is certainly less costly to buy a quart than the little 1 oz bottles from the grocery stores.





See even cakegrandma has been doing this for 47 yrs and going strong with it! You'll save LOTS of $$$ from now.

jason_kraft Posted 28 Jun 2012 , 2:43pm
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You can order powdered food coloring online, it has no taste and no additives, and it's much more compact than liquid food coloring.

Pattycake12 Posted 6 Jul 2012 , 1:02am

Thank you - you guy are awesome!

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