I just tried out Bakerella's red velvet recipe for the first time this morning. It calls for 2 oz of red food coloring. I doubled the cake recipe but did not double the food color because I used Americolor Super Red soft gel paste color, so it works out to 1 oz per cake (half the amount called for in the recipe).
I just read a few stories on the net about how people's teeth were stained red due to the color (in this recipe), and now I'm afraid that I used too much color even though I used half of what was called for - the batter was SUPER DUPER red. I probably could have used less.
I have always shied away from red velvet because of the amount of food coloring involved, but I wanted to try it since it's so popular.
Do you think I used too much color? Is it safe to eat? lol