Coloring Coconut

Baking By kizrash Updated 13 May 2010 , 3:38pm by lynnfrompa

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kizrash Posted 13 May 2010 , 12:43pm
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Originally Posted by lynnfrompa

How do you change shredded coconut to a different color? I need green coconut for grass.

Put the coconut in a plastic bag, gently add drops of food colouring and just shake it all together. Keep adding drops of colouring until you get the shade you need. HTH

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Rose_N_Crantz Posted 13 May 2010 , 12:51pm
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Just my two cents, liquid color might work better than gel color in this case.

Easier to spread.

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MalibuBakinBarbie Posted 13 May 2010 , 12:53pm
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I use liquid colors for this, as it seems easier for the color to blend evenly. Have fun with your project! icon_smile.gif

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TexasSugar Posted 13 May 2010 , 2:52pm
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I've used color pastes for these myself. I just squish the bag around until all of the coconut is colored. I don't mind the shades not being exact, addes to it in my opinion. icon_smile.gif

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KHalstead Posted 13 May 2010 , 2:56pm
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you can use paste, I've even used airbrush coloring for it too...but generally the regular .89 a box liquid food coloring in the grocery store works best. Powdered coloring is ok, but kinda gives the coconut a dull finish, which works well for hay!

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lynnfrompa Posted 13 May 2010 , 3:38pm
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Thank you all!

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