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Battenberg

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Brendawymms Wed 25-Nov-20 13:33:09

Making a battenberg cake today. The sponge that had the RED food dye came out GREEN.
Tastes fine but anyone know why it’s dull green not pink.

silverlining48 Wed 25-Nov-20 13:41:57

One of my very favourite cakes. Always buy them, and eat them too quickly. Only once have i had a home made one in the station cafe at Goathland W.Yorkshire. I couldn’t resist and it was wonderful. Sorry can’t help with the question, but just seeing it has brought a big smile to my face. Thankyou.

EllanVannin Wed 25-Nov-20 13:52:59

Who cares what colour it is, it looks delicious. I love them.
I had an aunt who used to make them for us along with her marzipan fruits at Christmas-time. All presented in a box.

LauraNorder Wed 25-Nov-20 14:12:08

Sadly not a baker, opened the thread because battenberg is my all time favourite cake and hoped to be offered a slice. Pink/green, don’t care, yum yum.

Baggs Wed 25-Nov-20 14:19:33

Battenberg cake was my dad's favourite (it was the marzipan he loved), so much so that we called it Daddy Cake.

silverlining48 Wed 25-Nov-20 14:23:40

It’s the marzipan I love too. smile

silverlining48 Wed 25-Nov-20 14:24:27

We all want some Brenda.....

Brendawymms Wed 25-Nov-20 14:41:28

I have since red the food colouring bottle and it says not for cooking as it will discolour.!
I love marzipan and it was a trial not to eat it whilst making it!

silverlining48 Wed 25-Nov-20 14:54:39

Ah, mystery solved . That’s good. Enjoy.

Blossoming Wed 25-Nov-20 14:57:00

It must be icing colouring.

LadyGracie Wed 25-Nov-20 15:25:37

Someone else can have my slice or I'll swap if anyone has a piece of walnut cake going begging grin

PollyDolly Wed 25-Nov-20 15:32:07

Brendawymms

Making a battenberg cake today. The sponge that had the RED food dye came out GREEN.
Tastes fine but anyone know why it’s dull green not pink.

Earlier this year I bought some pink food colouring from Aldi to colour bath bombs; got the stuff out today to make bath bombs and the pink food colouring ................ had discoloured and tinted the bombs brown! Buy cheap, buy twice😳

LauraNorder Wed 25-Nov-20 15:48:36

Bagsy your slice LadyGracie, although I have already taken a bite of the walnut cake!

AGAA4 Wed 25-Nov-20 16:03:06

One of my favourite cakes. Feeling hungry now.

Cherrytree59 Wed 25-Nov-20 16:37:17

Just as an aside (sorry can't help with food colouring problem Brenda )

Inside Mr Kiplings factory
(I think channel 5 catchup)
made interesting viewing.
Especially the production of the Battenburg cake.