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#1 of 8 Old 04-06-2004, 01:53 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm planning on baking a cake and would like to decorate it w/out using artificial food coloring. Does anyone know of any natural food colorings? Has anyone used berry juices or something to make their own?

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I just made a birthday cake today with natural colorings! I made some frosting and mixed some beet juice to make a nice pink, a teaspoon of spirulina for dark green, and a small amount of tumeric for yellow (go easy on this one because you may be able to taste a hint of tumeric). I made flowers with these three colors and it looked and tasted good. In the past I have used the juice from blueberries to make purple.
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Thanks!!!! That is exactly what I was looking for!!

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I was doing a search to find out what is REALLY in food dyes and came across this cool site on natural dyes:

http://www.tharnika.ru/spice/colors/?idp=eng
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Hey Moderator--wouldn't this be better suited in the Good Eating section?
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It would be better in the Better Eating Section - I should have asked the question there. In fact, once I looked there I found a lot of good info in the discussion of dying Easter Eggs.
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Chaja,

To what thread are you referring? Please post the link. Thanks.
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These wouldn't all work as food colorings b/c of the taste, but many would. It has good information - especially combined with the responses here!! Can I just say that I just love these boards!!


http://www.mothering.com/discussions...hreadid=126983
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