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 Post subject: Cake Decorating Icing
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:42 pm 
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I would like to add some color to my cakes for my 4year old allergic son. He has allergies to peanut, nuts and fish. Does anyone know of a cake decorating icing that is safe?

Thanks a lot.. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:11 am 
You can naturally dye your own icing. I make icing and then use pureed fruits mixed in to 'dye' them.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:28 am 
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We had a thread about birthday cakes a while back and I believe that there is a recipe on it for decorator icing.
http://www.allergicliving.com/forum/vie ... hday+cakes

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:04 pm 
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laurie15 wrote:
You can naturally dye your own icing. I make icing and then use pureed fruits mixed in to 'dye' them.


My guys have both recently started 'reacting' to food dyes (I'm thinking sensitivity, not a true allergy...it seems to affect their behaviour, making them hyper, irritable etc.). So we're avoiding food dyes, which is no big deal, because we only had things with colouring very rarely anyway. But I would still like to be able to make coloured icings for cake decorating from time to time.

Which fruit purees do you use for each colours? Do you use them raw or cooked? And does the colour last well?

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1 son allergic to eggs, and has outgrown peanuts
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:32 pm 
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Me too, me too laurie15! I'd love to know how you do it so that your icing's consistency isn't affected.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:42 pm 
I tend to make the icing a little stiffer, then stir it in. I like to use my homemade jams, and swirl it in, too (it gives a nice affect!)

I tend to use fruit that has been cooked, or atleast softened... Sometimes I steam them a bit, puree them, then just keep them in the fridge for quick jams and spreads.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:15 pm 
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Thanks! I'm definitely going to give it a try the next time I make cupcakes :) .


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:12 am 
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Me too. Thank you. I'm thinking that would be really delicious, as well as pretty.

I also found these online:
http://www.goldaskitchen.com/merchant.i ... 904&step=4

With allergy info here:
http://www.allergygrocery.com/Merchant2 ... _Code=1337

A little expensive, but might be worth a try.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:08 am 
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Thanks twinmom, definitely worth trying out. I didn't even know such a thing existed.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:17 pm 
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thank you all for your great ideas. :D


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