Red Velvet Cake: How Much Icing Coloring To Add?

Decorating By CakeNuBee Updated 30 Jan 2013 , 1:31am by sweettooth101

CakeNuBee Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
CakeNuBee Posted 29 Jan 2013 , 5:04pm
post #1 of 3

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.


Thank you!!

2 replies
heartsnsync Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
heartsnsync Posted 29 Jan 2013 , 10:14pm
post #2 of 3

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.  

sweettooth101 Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
sweettooth101 Posted 30 Jan 2013 , 1:31am
post #3 of 3

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.

Quote by @%username% on %date%