Your kid’s birthday is around the corner and, right on cue, she wants a cake that’s as unique as she is—sorry, supermarket sheet cakes. A three-tiered rainbow-colored cake will absolutely make her day, but you’re not crazy about store-bought food coloring. The alternative, making natural food coloring from scratch, means you have total control over the ingredients and what your family is eating when you bust out that showstopper. Plus, it’s easier than you think. Promise.
First, we’re going to pick a fruit or vegetable that makes the most sense. Then, we’ll go over the differences between powdered and liquid dyes and how to make each. Finally, you’ll be left with all the natural food coloring you’ll need for that cake and so much more. (Red velvet whoopie pies, anyone?)