Red Velvet - Type Of Colouring Used?

Baking By Evoir Updated 30 Jan 2011 , 11:48pm by pattycakesnj

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Evoir Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 10:51pm
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Hi all.

Can anyone please tell me what type of red food colouring is used in Red Velvet Cake, as my recipes do not specify whether its liquid, gel, paste or powder!

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leily Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 11:13pm
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liquid, however since i don't keep liquid around the house i measure out my water and then add gel colors to it to get the right red.

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pattycakesnj Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 11:48pm
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most recipes use liquid color. I get a big bottle of red food coloring from my restaurant supply store for $1.99 which is much cheaper than the tiny bottle of McCormacks red food coloring for $2.99 from the supermarket. ( I don't know if you get McCormack spices in Australia so I don't know if you know what I mean, sorry)

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