Baking Question - Need To Make Blue Cake/Cupcakes

Oh man, I love baking, but when it comes to adding/augmenting the cake batter, I am not very talented in this manner. 


How do I go about changing a white cake batter to blue without making it too liquidy?  TIA ladies!!!

Posted on November 14, 2011 at 1:38 pm
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Just a couple drops of blue food coloring should do the trick without changing the batter. I made rainbow cupcakes that way. :)
Posted on November 14, 2011 at 1:54 pm
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Thanks Miss_Jules!  I'm going to give that a try.  I'm making a cake for our niece's sweet 16, so I need to practice.  : )

Posted on November 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm
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Ditto the coloring.  You don't need much at all, so it shouldn't really alter the liquidness (not a word) of your batter. :)

Posted on November 16, 2011 at 4:06 am
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Yep.. food coloring should work just fine!


I highly recommend the Wilton brand that they sell in small containers at Michaels.  It's more of a gel than a liquid, and it creates really great, bold colors!

Posted on November 16, 2011 at 4:49 am
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Thanks ladies!  I am going to be baking tonight - started getting everything ready last night, but did not have the blue food coloring...OOPS!  Will post up pics when I am done!


I love the Wilton brand kat.m, I have used that before.  : )

Posted on November 17, 2011 at 1:33 am
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It depends on what shade you want it.  If you want a deep blue, you will need to add a lot of food coloring.  The Wilton kind should work fine.  If you're wanting a soft blue, it won't take much.

Posted on November 17, 2011 at 1:40 am
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I finally got a chance to make the cupcakes, although I never got out to get the Wilton. The food coloring seemed to do okay. I don't have the pics here on my laptop but I will upload them tomorrow.  Everyone loved the taste testing and I believe that we will be making 100 for the birthday party.  : )

Posted on December 6, 2011 at 2:40 pm
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I finally got to upload the pics on my laptop.  Without further ado...here is how they turned out.


I finally got to photo 3237001-1


I iced them with chocolate fudge frosting.  Thanks ladies for all the input!!!

Posted on December 11, 2011 at 11:37 am
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Cute! They turned out great!

Posted on December 11, 2011 at 11:53 am
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They look great!  Nice blue colour.

Posted on December 15, 2011 at 6:51 am
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Oooh, I just saw this.  Thanks ladies!!!  We are now going to try cake pops, because I got a pan from Santa this year.  : )

Posted on January 4, 2012 at 4:42 am

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