I decided to bake a Royal Blue Velvet Cake this weekend. I saw the recipe in a Betty Crocker email, and the picture was just too pretty to ignore. I figured I didn't need a special occasion to bake, especially when you are baking a Royal Cake.
The biggest challenge was finding the paste food color. I decided to check out Michaels, and learned they carry Duff Goldman's (the Ace of Cakes guy) line of baking products. I got the jewel tone 4 pack which included a sapphire blue, yellow, teal and black. These colors are amazing, very vivid and didn't stain my hands while preparing or my mouth while eating.
The cake is pretty basic, using a box white cake mix. You use butter milk and a little cocoa powder to make it red velvet-like.
This was a pretty successful cake baking, because in 2 days I only have 1 slice left! I had intended on bringing the cake to work to share, but bringing just one piece didn't seem fair.
I am excited to experiment with the rest of the Duff Cake product line as I make more cakes and cupcakes. I think I will make some teal cupcakes (think Tiffany Cupcakes) next!