To make royal icing black without having to add a ton of black food coloring, add cocoa to it first--this worked okay. It wasn't exactly black, but it did help make it much darker and taste better than adding a ton of food coloring.
Just A Slice Of The Color Purple In the pastry world, blue is just so faux pas, but purple and purple cake (purple sweet potato cake) to me is just wildly pretty and distinctively scrumptious enough, it can very well be the “Rock Star” of cakes.
All-natural blue dyes can be difficult to get a good tint AND actually taste good. However, we've got a nearly fool-proof method for making beautiful blue hues that are very neutral in flavor. Making your own homemade food coloring is easier than you
Why buy food coloring when you can make your own? Not only is it easy, but you can make beautiful colors using natural ingredients. This one is the coolest type ever, a natural, color changing food (Creative Baking Food Coloring)
Learn how to quickly and easily make your own natural food colorings that are bright enough to make things like colored sugar crystals. This year I made colored sugar crystals for decorating some East (Cake Recipes For Decorating)