I have a cake to do for a little girl who is allergic to yellow coloring #5, tartracine I believe it is. How would you make yellow naturally? I was thinking of trying cooking blue berries for blue, and cherries for the pink, but I have no idea what to try for the yellow! Has anyone done this before? I would really like to give her some color to her cake, she wants a doodlebops cake. Any ideas appreciated, cake is for next Saturday!
Unfortunately, blueberries will make a reddish burgundy color rather than a blue color. Saffron has an intense yellow/gold color. Turmuric also makes yellow though the flavor can be pretty strong. You can also buy natural food colorings at many health food stores. Good luck!
How yellow do you want it? What about lemon juice and zest? Or mango or pineapple puree?
Ohhh, never thought of pineapple! I was told that lemon juice and zest goes white?? I wonder if anyone knows wilton's ingredient lists? Or how to get them??
wow, what a challenge, especially since yellow is a primary color. Please let us know what you find that works. I've never had this issue but it will be nice to have the info filed away, just in case.
I wonder if anyone knows wilton's ingredient lists? Or how to get them??
Just call them.
There is a company in Southern California called Amoretti that makes a few natural colors. They are VERY expensive, but they are what Whole Foods uses so I've seen that they do work at least in some applications. They have Absolute Natural Yellow in a 2 oz jar. You could call them and see how much it is (I once asked about green and I think it might have been over $100.00--gasp!!!!) http://www.amoretti.com
There is also a company called India Tree that makes a fairly large palette of colored sugars and has a set of natural colors--yellow, blue, and red. The sugars are nice for decorating. You can't bake with them. The colors are gel -like, but you need a ton so you need to balance liquid in your product. It doesn't work for ready-made fondant, for example. I've found India Tree products at stores with cake decorating supplies and at Whole Foods. I also see them at http://www.naturalcandystore.com/product/natural-decorating-food-colors
Dancing Deer used to make a set of natural color gels. I haven't seen them lately, and you needed a ton to get even a pastel, but it inlcluded yellow, so check to see if a natural food store near you still has some.
Thanks guys for some great info I had the same Question.
Thanks Everone! I will let you know how I make out!
Cakedeco.com has some natural colors by chefmaster that run about $11-$12 a bottle. I thought that might help