My daughter and I baked my wife a birthday cake. As my daughter is coeliac, it is gluten free.
So we baked five different coloured cakes using Dr. Oetker’s Colouring Gel.
Take one egg and put this on your balance scale.
Weigh out an egg weight of caster sugar.
Same weight of soft butter.
Cream the sugar and butter.
Before adding the egg, weigh out an egg weight of Gluten Free self-raising flour, then add the egg to the butter and sugar mixture and add some vanilla essence. Now add the colouring gel, we added a fair bit to have a strong colour.
We had a
Red cake using red colouring gel.
Blue cake using blue colouring gel.
Pink cake using pink colouring gel.
Orange cake using strong yellow colouring gel with a hint of red gel.
Violet cake using red and blue gels.
Mix the egg, gel, essence into the creamed sugar and butter.
Then fold in the flour, until the mixture is smooth.
You could add a little milk if you want to have a smoother batter.
The cake mixture was spread into a six inch cake tin and baked at 180℃ for about 15 minutes.
The cakes were left to cool and then the cake was built with a whipped cream and strawberry jam filling, dusted with icing sugar and served with sugar flowers.