I often get asked by people interested in our Naturally Colourful Food Colouring “how bright are the colours?” While they aren’t as bright as their artificial counterparts, they can still create beautifully colourful hues. I’ve had a little bit of a play around with our food colouring in fondant icing just to give you an idea. I’ve used 20 grams of plain white fondant and added two drops of colour to each. Below are the results.
All of them have produced lovely pastel shades of colour. The pink is one of the brightest, and has almost a purple tinge to it. This wouldn’t be so obvious if I used less food colouring. The red is slightly different as it reacts to the pH of the icing. The ball on the left is just the plain fondant, this is quite a pink colour. The ball on the right has citric acid added to change the pH, this produced a much redder shade.
At this stage we stock 5 colours, yellow, red, pink, blue and green food colouring, but I’ve been able to create other colours by blending different colours. Using yellow and red will make orange and adding pink or red to blue will give you purple.
There are many other ways these food colourings can be used. I’ve painted them onto fondant (check out this gallery to see some Mask examples), added them to buttercream and royal icings, I know of people painting the colours onto egg shells at Easter, they can also be added into homemade playdough and fingerpaints. There are probably endless other uses for our food colouring, if you know of any I would love to hear them. And if you have any pictures of things made with our Naturally Colourful Food Colouring I would love to see them and if you don’t mind possibly share them with others on our Facebook page.
Someday we’ll find it. The Rainbow Connection. The lovers, the dreamers, and me.
– Jim Henson