I have a woman that wants cupcakes for an upcoming party. However, she is a naturopathic doctor and has asked if I can use natural colourants and flavours rather than artificial. I figured I could use fruit purees to flavour the icing which would also add some colour....but she wants fuschia pink and burnt orange.
Are there natural dyes and flavours that anyone uses for icing?
Interesting question. Define 'natural' kwim.
I googled 'natural food color'
and it says:
NOTE: Nature's Flavors makes no claims about the suitability of natural food colors for any given purpose. Some colors will impart some flavor on the finished product, and may render unsatisfactory results, others may not hold up well to High-Heat applications. We encourage our customers to begin by purchasing a small sample to test before buying larger quantities. All Sales Are Final.
I mean her wanting a certain origin to the colors --yeah I get it--but then to need such specific results from the off the beaten path type colors might make it pretty difficult. Plus the higher the chance of the off taste.
Just what I got from one random search.
And I know there are some seasoned vegan cooks on here.
I'm sure you'll get some good help.
Thanks K8. Anyone else?
There is a company that makes some natural food colorings but I don't remember the name.......something like running deer or falling leaf - sorry that's the best I can remember.
these are pretty expensive though.