Hi. I'm tired of using two large bottles of liquid red food coloring to make my red velvet cake. How much of a small jar (or how many jars) of the icing color do I need for a 9" two-layer cake? Which red should I use?
I live in a rural area and cannot find the larger, 1-oz jars.
I'd like my cake to be a deep red, not a light orange-red.
The best thing to do is to get your some Americolor Super Red . With it you only need about 1 possibly 2 tsp. for a two layer 9" cake. I am sorry I can't tell you the exact amounts because I always make large batches of red velvet.
I use the wilton'' no taste'' red and follow Martha stewarts red velvet cupcake recipe which uses only half teaspon for 24 cupcakes. I have made large cakes with the same recipe too.