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Birthday cupcakes

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nappyaddict Sun 21-Jun-15 18:52:44

DS wants his birthday cupcakes to be red and chocolate flavoured. will it be easier to get a red colour using white, milk or dark chocolate?

AMcoffeeLover Sun 21-Jun-15 20:03:13

I find milk choc the best. White goes pinky and dark goes more maroon/purple.

SwanneeKazoo Sun 21-Jun-15 20:10:24

so like red velvet cupcakes? I think they use cocoa powder and tons of red food colouring paste, but not 100% sure as I've never made them because of all the food colouring. There are loads of recipes if you google.

nappyaddict Tue 23-Jun-15 08:17:36

AMcoffeelover is that for the frosting?

BrieAndChilli Tue 23-Jun-15 08:24:47

I use white choc and an extra extra red colour paste.

BrieAndChilli Tue 23-Jun-15 08:25:25

You can also buy red chocolate melts in hobby craft and Lakeland that are choc buttons you melt.

nappyaddict Sun 28-Jun-15 09:14:14

i opted for milk choc and it went brown with a hint of red. the cake mixture went pink before i put the cocoa in so perhaps my food gels just weren't up to the job (dr oetker)

BrieAndChilli Sun 28-Jun-15 13:28:07

The best things to use are the colouring paste. Found in cake decoratin shops, hobby craft etc. they are about £2 each but as you only need a tiny amount last for ages and ages.

andadietcoke Sun 28-Jun-15 13:30:23

I use a whole bottle of food colouring and Green & Black's cocoa when I make red velvet cakes (as per the Hummingbird Bakery recipe).

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