Oh Summer .... I can say that I actually KNOW exactly what you are talking about. Been there, done that, with Red Velvet Cake, no less!!!
And Red Jello, and let me think..... uh, Red Hots candy. I guess in the last 23 years, I can say that I try not to do it more than once every couple of years. (she says a little embarassed) It is one of the very scariest things I think I have been thru; and , more than once for sure!!!