Blue Velvet Cake

Baking By LeahDelRio Updated 20 May 2013 , 2:59pm by fontastic

LeahDelRio Posted 24 Jan 2013 , 1:20pm
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the recipe calls for blue "gel paste food color" but I have blue "icing color". is this the same thing/or similar or do I have to buy the paste?

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AnnieCahill Posted 24 Jan 2013 , 1:48pm
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If you have liquid, then that's not the right thing to use.  You can use it but you need to use more than what the recipe calls for.  Pastes are more concentrated so you use less.

LeahDelRio Posted 24 Jan 2013 , 2:09pm
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ok thanks. i use the liquid when i make red velvet cakes and it comes out great. would it be a big difference/not come out right if i used liquid for the blue velvet?

cakegrandma Posted 24 Jan 2013 , 3:43pm
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It normally takes 1 oz. of food coloring to color the cake so, if you have 1 oz of blue then it will work. Post a pict of your cake when you are done.

remnant3333 Posted 24 Jan 2013 , 6:35pm
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When I used to work years ago (retired now) we had a lady who made red velvet cakes during Christmas time. She made one layer of red, one layer of green so it would be Christmas colors. She had 4 layers like that. We all looked forwards to her cake every year!! I really loved the cream cheese icing and she also put walnut pieces into icing once she finished icing the cake.

LeahDelRio Posted 24 Jan 2013 , 6:36pm
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thanks alot. i had .25 oz of blue food coloring so i mixed it with blue icing color and my fingers are crossed...

fontastic Posted 20 May 2013 , 2:59pm
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Help! icon_cry.gifDoes anyone have a blue velvet recipe that would stand up to carving? I have a cake due in July and I am nervous about sculpting a blue velvet cake.

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