Kids often have strong opinions about their birthday cakes or special-occasion cakes. Even if you aren't the best cake decorator, you can surprise your child or the child at heart in your life with a bright lime green cake. You can't easily buy lime green cake colouring, but you can mix your own. Getting a bold and clear colour in a cake can be difficult, but it is not impossible. Add coordinating frosting for a fun lime green cake treat.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Green food colouring
- Yellow food colouring
- Small plastic cup
- White cake mix or ingredients to make a white cake
- White frosting, homemade or purchased
Mix up batter for a white cake using a mix or your favourite recipe (see Resources).
Combine six parts yellow food colouring with one part green food colouring in a separate cup. Measure out your food colouring drop by drop if you are using standard liquid food colourings from the grocery store.
Use paste food colouring from the cake-decorating section as an alternative to liquid food colourings. Add the pastes to the cup in the same six-to-one ratio; however, a much smaller amount of concentrated paste is required to achieve the same colour.
Make more of the lime green food colouring mixture than you expect to need. Save the remaining colouring to tint the frosting to match your cake.
Stir the lime green food colouring mixture into your cake batter a small amount at a time. Keep in mind that a lot of colouring is needed in order to achieve a true colour after baking.
Stir the remaining lime green food colouring into white cake icing. Ice and decorate your lime green cake as desired.
How to Make Lime Green Cake Coloring
Tips and warnings
- Lime green food colouring can occasionally be found in cake-decorating supply stores if you prefer not to make your own.
- Try using neon green and yellow food colouring to make a more vivid lime colour.
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