When you are using organic and natural ingredients in baking, it can be challenging to decorate like everyone else! Choosing your health over an incredibly colorful cake is a really easy choice to make, yet sometimes you just want to be able to make a pink cake!
I am here to tell you that you can definitely decorate just like the pros even while using organic and natural food dyes and sprinkles! I'm sharing my top picks for the best natural food dyes and sprinkles for all your baking needs!
The Best Natural Food Dyes
Suncore Foods are my absolute top pick for natural food dyes. They make organic versions of every single color and this is all I use! They come in a powder form in a resealable bag, which makes it easy to store and use anytime. You can use these dyes for frostings, cakes, French macarons, milkshakes, and more! You can easily buy them on Amazon and here's links to all my faves. They also make versions that are not organic, so jut be careful when shopping.
ColorKitchen Natural Food Dyes are my second choice for coloring frostings, cookies, french macarons and cakes. They are not organic, but they derive the dyes from veggies like beets, turmeric, and spirulina. They also work incredibly well in baked goods! The only thing you have to do is make sure the powder dissolves in whatever you put it in to show the color. They make pink, blue, yellow, and green and from there you can make orange and purple too. You can make everything from perfect pastel colors to bright bold colors! Buy their 3 pack on Amazon here.
The Best Natural Sprinkles & Sugars
I love India Tree for their sprinkles and sugars. The adorable pastel rainbow sprinkles you see me use in a lot of my bakes – those come from India Tree, their Carnival Mix. They recently just released a new rainbow sprinkle mix that is bright too, those are the Fiesta Sprinkles.
India Tree Nature's Colors My Party Sprinkles (round flat rainbow sprinkles!)
They also make solid colored sprinkles in white, purple, green, pink, yellow and orange. These sprinkles are amazing on shortbread cookies, on top of cupcakes, cakes and of course on your ice cream.
India Tree Nature's Colors String of Pearls (white round sprinkles)
India Tree also has colored sugars in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink and white! These sugars are perfect on top of frosting or glaze. I've tried putting them on top of cookies before baking, and they don't do so well. I'd stick to these when topping frosted sugar cookies or brownies. Use these as a finishing sugar.
Just be careful when you're shopping India Tree, they also make sprinkles and sugars with actual artificial colors in them. So, make sure you're purchasing from their Nature's Colors line only, those are all colored naturally with vegetables.
ColorKitchen has also started making sprinkles! They have rainbow sprinkles and nonpareils. They are the only one on the market who makes natural colored nonpareils that I know of! I'm obsessed with these sprinkles! Both sprinkles are free of artificial dyes and made with plant based ingredients. Their traditional rainbow sprinkles are a bit darker than India Tree Nature's Colors Carnival Mix, so it's just personal preference which color palette you like best.
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