Tag Archive | "natural food dyes"

Homemade Naturally-Dyed Sugar Sprinkles

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Use your imagination to come up with fruits and veggies to dye the sugar. Spinach juice, carrot juice, and berry juices (all giving slightly different pink-purple hues) are just a few of the options.

Earth Day Edible Garden Treat

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Celebrate Earth Day with an edible garden treat of ice cream, Oreo cookie dirt, Gummy worms and flower cookie pops.

Mardi Gras King Cake

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Traditions and customs are plenty when it comes to the King Cake. I made a cake that is more in line with those found in the Southeast United States, centering around the New Orleans Mardi Gras festivities. I used natural food dyes {spinach green, blueberry purple and pineapple gold} to decorate my cinnamon-roll King Cake with the iconic Mardi Gras colors.

Seahawks Layer Cake with Natural Dyes

Sunday, February 2, 2014

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My color choice for this naturally-dyed layer cake obviously reveals who I'll be rooting for but I'll give you Broncos fans a little hint: you can have your {blue and orange} cake and eat it, too, if you simply use carrot juice instead of spinach juice.

St. Patrick’s Day Jelly Roll Cake

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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Amidst the checkout chaos of paying for groceries with my 4 and almost 2-year olds, I started envisioning a naturally-dyed green jelly roll cake in the shape of a shamrock. And voilĂ ! Here we are a few days before St. Patrick's Day and my brainstorm image has come to life. You can enjoy your jelly roll in individual slices or arrange three slices per plate to make a festive St. Paddy's shamrock.

Beet Red Velvet Cupcakes

Thursday, February 14, 2013

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As popular as red velvet cake (and red velvet everything) has become, I don't remember ever having red velvet cake as a kid. I do, however, have a vivid childhood memory of gasping with girlish delight as they cut into the armadillo cake in the movie Steel Magnolias. I guess ever since then I've had red velvet cake on my mental baking list.

Heart Sugar Cookies with Almond Berry Icing

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


This combo of natural food dyes isn't just about avoiding artificial dyes and coming up with beautiful {natural} colors. It's also because I simply love the combination of almond and berries.

Happy Valentine’s Day Heart Rolls

Saturday, February 9, 2013


These naturally-dyed pink beet rolls are a festive Valentine's Day treat. And they double as a fun activity because the vibrant-colored dough (reminiscent of playdough) should keep your kids entertained for a while. Happy Heart Day!

St. Patrick’s Day Cookies

Monday, March 12, 2012


We don't have a shamrock cookie cutter so we improvised with green hearts and iced a stem on the plate. Spinach juice gave the powdered sugar glaze its beautiful natural green color.

Rainbow Cake with Natural Dyes for the DailyBuzz Moms 9×9

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Rainbow cakes are everywhere these days. I made one last summer and my family and guests loved the bright, vibrant colors. But in the back of my mind I couldn't help but think of the negative discussion and controversy surrounding chemical food coloring. My husband was actually the one to challenge me to make a rainbow cake with natural food dyes.

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