Natural Food Coloring
Natural food coloring is a healthy alternative to decorating cakes,
dyeing Easter eggs, or adding fun color to dough instead of using
artificial colors. Research shows artificial colors in food shows
hyper activity and certain side effects in some children and even
adults. So if you are concerned about food coloring in your
decorated cakes, you'll love trying out natural coloring ideas that
are available now.
Please note: You won't get the bright red, blue and yellow you are
use to but you'll have the added benefit of knowing your frosting is
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Coloring with Foods
You can use food to change the color of your frosting. Just remember
you don't want to use Kool-aid, Jell-O, and anything like that
because they have artificial colors in them as well.
Try blueberries, strawberries, watermelon, turmeric or cooked beets.
You can also boil shredded red cabbage in water and use the colored
water in your frosting recipe. Substitute some of the liquid such as
milk for a liquid such as juice from blueberries, red cabbage water,
Color Dying Ideas:
Small Quantity of Purple Grape Juice
Violet Blossoms plus 2 tsp Lemon Juice
Small Quantity of Red Onions Skins
Red Cabbage Leaves
Yellow Delicious Apple Peels
Orange or Lemon Peels
Black Walnut Shells
Yellow Onion Skins
Cranberries or Juice
Red Grape Juice
Juice from Pickled Beets
Lots of Red Onions Skins
Natural Egg Dying Tips
Dye your eggs in boiling water, with vinegar and the item used to
create the desired color, boiling both eggs and dye items together.
Don't forget to compost your dye items when you are finished dyeing