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eat your greens

Turn cupcakes green for St. Patrick’s Day with spinach!! or if you’re not averse to food colouring try your hand at some cloud topped rainbows. Happy Paddy’s Day all :) read on for natural food colouring alternatives

Natural food colours don’t turn out as vibrant as artificial food dyes, which is a problem – no one wants a pink Spiderman cake! – but I’d rather not have a certain ‘someone’ bouncing off the walls at bedtime!!

Yellow – mix powdered turmeric with a little hot water to form a paste. Suitable to colour icing.

Pink – The liquid of canned beetroot will give a pale pink to icing.

Red – raspberry juice

Blue – blueberry juice

Green – Use a combination of freshly juiced spinach (remove stalks before juicing) and tumeric paste (see above). Suitable for colouring icing.

Brown – cocoa powder

Don’t add large amounts of these liquids to icing or it will curdle. Excessive liquid added to soft icing will make it sticky.

(Apologies. This information was photocopied from a book, and I don’t know what the book is called.)


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