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07-21-2013, 01:54 AM

I made cupcakes a few times according to the basic recipe. I tried to color the batter purple, now it did work but only the inside. The top of the cupcake is this strange dark greenish color.

Anyone know why this is? I tried the same with black foodcoloring. Same outside and inside greyish color.

I searched the internet for this and found that I need to use only egg whites so I did. The purple inside is actually purple. But the outside looks so ugly that you don't wanna eat it.

Any help is appreciated.


Princess Cupcake
07-21-2013, 04:24 AM
It sounds like the color is separating in the batter; what type of food coloring is it, gel or liquid? Gel usually is more cohesive. Is it an old set of colors? Does this happen with every recipe?

07-21-2013, 05:39 AM
It is gel food coloring and I bought it a few days ago. Never tried to use food coloring in other things.