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?

  • Posted by: CH-4500
  • October 17, 2013
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HalfPint
HalfPint October 17, 2013

You could try some carrot juice

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ZombieCupcake
ZombieCupcake October 17, 2013

Kabocha purée and make a cream cheese frosting?

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aargersi
aargersi October 17, 2013

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

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ChefJune
ChefJune October 17, 2013

Turmeric turns everything bright orange.

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CH-4500
CH-4500 October 17, 2013

Thanks for the help!

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London_Eats
London_Eats October 18, 2013

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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