"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Desserts, Sweets & Cookies & Candy > Cakes & Cupcakes
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-18-2006, 10:52 PM   #1
Assistant Cook
nrkelly's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Posts: 46
Has anyone ever used cherry juice to tint a cake?

I've got a white butter cake mix for my daughter's birthday cake. I'd like to make it pink and I know that somewhere I've heard of using maraschino cherry juice to tint cakes. Has anyone ever done it? How much do I use? Will it make it taste really cherry like or not much at all? She doesn't really like cherry cakes but I don't know what else to tint it with that will make it bright enough.



nrkelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2006, 11:19 PM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 15,454
First, Nicole, welcome to DC. I'm sure you'll like it here. Regardless of the questions you might ask, you'll always get an answer or two, or three, or....

Anyhow, just how pink do you want to make the cake? The first thing that came to my mind was basic food coloring, either liquid or paste. Failing that, I would imagine the maraschino cherry juice would do the trick to make the cake a faint pink without giving too much of a cherry flavor. Reason says that the more juice you add, the more likely the cake will be flavored. I don't have any experience using maraschino cherry juice to tint cake batter, but I can assure you, there IS someone on this site who does or who can explain the science of same.

Best wishes. You will most certainly get an answer.

"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2006, 10:11 AM   #3
Assistant Cook
nrkelly's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Posts: 46
Thanks Katie. I've been here for a few months now.

I might try pink food coloring instead, I just don't want it to make the cake taste bitter.
nrkelly is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.