Coloring frosting without dye

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Anybody ever color frosting without dye? I'm trying to toss around ideas, though I'm afraid adding mashed berries or something will have a bad effect on the frosting overall. Juice concentrate maybe? Do they sell beet powder? I think that's what they use in the "natural" colored type things we buy. Would like to make pink or lavender frosting for dd's b-day next weekend. Thanks for any ideas.

On Feb 9, 2006

My local health co-op sells food-based dyes for just this sort of thing.

Beet juice would probably work--from a can of beets. If you add enough sugar and butter, you won't taste the beets. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

ygg

On Feb 9, 2006

Do you have a brand name on those dyes?

On Feb 10, 2006

we use McCormicks food coloring frequently with no problems

On Feb 13, 2006

I haven't tried these ideas but it might be a place to start: [url="http://www.allergygrocer.com/id237.html"]http://www.allergygrocer.com/id237.html[/url]

------------------ Jana

[url="http://www.seattlefoodallergy.org"]www.seattlefoodallergy.org[/url]

On Feb 13, 2006

If you want frosting you can actually decorate a cake with, do NOT use beet juice, or any other liquid for that matter. If you could find beet powder as someone had mentioned, it would probably work, but liquids change the texture of the frosting, and it really won't work on a cake.

On Feb 13, 2006

We use Dancing Deer natural food coloring which we get at Whole Foods.

[url="http://www.dancingdeer.com/prodinfo.asp?number=FOODCOLORS"]http://www.dancingdeer.com/prodinfo.asp?number=FOODCOLORS[/url]

Cathy

On Feb 13, 2006

They look like the Dancing Deer. I haven't used them--I'm probably allergic to the vegetable dyes. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]

ygg

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