Hi all, my lovely friends.
As a decorator, I know my hobby also contributes to pollution. Every time I wash my brushes, after using them with food colouring, I see water changing colour and I feel guilty.
I know I can’t do without colouring, but I can limit the damage using natural colours, when ever it’s possible.
As most of you already know, vodka is used to melt dust colours.
What I didn’t know is that wodka+vegetables/spices are perfect to get coloured liquids that don’t affect the consistency of the sugar paste.
Vodka + turmeric = strong yellow;
Vodka + chard = pale green;
Vodka + red cabbage = pale purple;
Chop the vegetables and add alcohol.
Let the mix soak for a while, then filter it and put it in a tiny glass bottle (I had some from my medicines)
You can see in pics below as the colouring works, when added to fondant or brushed onto fondant and wafer paper.
Of course colours are really soft and don’t work if I want to have vibrant coloring, but I feel better getting it off my conscience. :)
Clara - I don't eat cakes
- Part 4: Homemade purple colour for wafer paper
- Part 5: Homemade liquid colours for wafer paper and fondant.