Coloring Cake Batter

Decorating By annahgayle Updated 18 Aug 2009 , 4:00pm by sheena

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annahgayle Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 8:54am
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I am doing a birthday cake for a little girl and her favorite color is purple. She has asked if I could make the "inside" of her cake purple (meaning the cake batter). My thought was to do a marble effect with white cake and mixin purple batter. Can I just add food coloring to white cake mix?? will adding a small amount of coloring effect how the cake bakes? Has anyone tried this before that can offer tips? The cake is for this weekend. Thanks for the advice!

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xstitcher Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 8:56am
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Yes you can add food colouring to the batter. Here's a tutorial on how to make a rainbow cake that will probably help you out:

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pupandbon Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 3:23pm
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On the shark cake I did, the inside of the shark was red and the inside of the water was blue, just used regular gel coloring added to the cake batter, tasted fine

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sheena Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 4:00pm
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Coloring your cake batter is completely fine...mix in a few drops at a time or small quantities at a time till you get the color you want. Mixing in color to your batter will not affect the no need to worry. Also, from my experience, and its just a suggestion... if you want the child to be 100% happy, give her what she asked for... i.e; a purple fully purple cake...don't marbel the batter...coz she's gonna be expecting a fully purple interior when she cuts it.

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