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Homemade Food Coloring

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Colored food can be fun, but sometimes you may not have food coloring in your cupboard or may want to find a natural alternative. This guide is about homemade food coloring.



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February 22, 20070 found this helpful

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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September 30, 20120 found this helpful

Can a person make their own Wilton paste food coloring?

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