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Orange food coloring substitute?

Living in Japan and getting ready to frost pumpkin sugar cookies for a Halloween party. Can't find dye.....any ideas?

asked by CH-4500 about 5 years ago

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HalfPint
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added about 5 years ago

You could try some carrot juice

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ZombieCupcake
added about 5 years ago

Kabocha purée and make a cream cheese frosting?

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aargersi
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added about 5 years ago

Can you find annatto? That's what make Cheetos so bright ... it's a seed (or powder)

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ChefJune
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added about 5 years ago

Turmeric turns everything bright orange.

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CH-4500
added about 5 years ago

Thanks for the help!

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London_Eats
added about 5 years ago

At a pinch you could use a little beet juice and some saffron (soak the strands in a tiny amount of hot water to extract the colour) - the red plus yellow should give you a really bright orange. Otherwise, try to get hold of golden beets to mix your icing.

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