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Old 12-20-2003, 03:56 PM   #1
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Christmas cookies question

Does anyone know if red liquid food coloring can be substituted for red paste food coloring?

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Old 12-20-2003, 05:14 PM   #2
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I'm not absolutely positive but I have recipes that call for gel food coloring and I still use my liquid drops. I don't know if you want to paint something with it or color a batch of frosting or dough. If painting, I have a feeling the liquid drops might be too runny. Sorry I don't know more.
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Normally the paste is called for when you are kneading it into a solid product, like fondant icing (I'm in England so our terminology might be different). The drops are not a substitute in this case, they "skate on the surface" and will not give you a smooth colour. They begin to breakdown the icing, and turn into a sticky mess. And that red stuff does not come off your hands! Really, you are best to use the paste if that's what the recipe asks for. I tried to cut corners last year and use the drops, fortunately I did a test on a small piece of icing first, and then got back to the store to get the paste.
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Thanks for the info Kyles - that's a good thing to know.
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