Sunday, February 13, 2011
Natural Pink Icing
I absolutely can not tell ya how EXCITED I am at this very moment. OK as most of you know we are crap free here with food, red food dye, really no good for a body. I tossed all my icing colors 3 years ago, very sad to do that. But I did it, and I have been lost without them. I have tried a few different so called natural food dyes, and honestly being a cake decorator in my former life, I have not been happy with what is on the market. So me thinking, and thinking and thinking. One night well blog hopping I came across something called Beet Powder, hum I thought, and then an awesome Idea hit. I can get a beet, I can slice it, I can dry it, I can grind it and apparently I can make an awesome pink icing color.
Now I have seriously been lacking time lately so the slices of beets have been sitting in my dryer for weeks now. Now it's 11pm here, and it's V-Day tomorrow and I thought this was the perfect time to try out my idea. I have to say I absolutely love the color, it's such a rich pink.
I took a very simple icing, coconut oil, powdered sugar, vanilla, and rice milk, I then took my grind up beets and just added a little bit at a time until I was happy with the color.
Anyone want to guess what I will be growing in my garden this year? The color is just so utterly amazing. I will post more colors as I go, I have a few other things on my dryer, but with it being V-Day, pink won out this time around.