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Food Coloring Substitute Made From Candy

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I was making Valentine cupcakes last week and didn't have any food coloring. I went through my leftover Halloween candy and found some bright red candies (Nerds is what I used, but anything super bright will work).


I poured the candies into a cup and added about 4 tablespoons of water. Then I heated it in the microwave for 20 seconds to get it warm. I stirred several times until all the food dye melted off the candy. Then I just scooped the white candies out, leaving me with some bright red liquid. I added it to my butter frosting recipe and voila! Pink icing!

By mommamoody from Marietta, GA

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February 22, 20070 found this helpful

I give you KUDOS, that is some SERIOUS ingenuity!!!!!

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February 22, 20070 found this helpful

I used alittle jello powder in mine...works great too!

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March 5, 20070 found this helpful

Kool-Aid powder? I works on clothes rather well.


p.s. I just had a BFO.* Of course, since all these colored foods contain added food dye, the dye itself will work on other applications.

*blinding flash of the obvious

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