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How do you color a cake mix?

Stacie - from Redfield, AR

It's very easy! Simply add icing color to the batter after it's made and before you put it into your baking pan. We prefer to use white cake mix when we color cake batter because it provides a crisp, true color – yellow cake batter will add a slight yellow cast to the color you are trying to achieve. For examples of cakes we've made with colored batter, check out our Pastel Checkerboard Cake.


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