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 coloring, but you can mix your own. Getting a bold and clear color in a cake can be difficult, but it is not impossible. Add coordinating frosting for a fun lime green cake treat.
Things You'll Need
- Green food coloring
- Yellow food coloring
- Small plastic cup
- White cake mix or ingredients to make a white cake
- White frosting, homemade or purchased
How to Make Lime Green Cake Coloring
Mix up batter for a white cake using a mix or your favorite recipe (see Resources).
Combine six parts yellow food coloring with one part green food coloring in a separate cup. Measure out your food coloring drop by drop if you are using standard liquid food colorings from the grocery store.
Use paste food coloring from the cake-decorating section as an alternative to liquid food colorings. 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 color.
Make more of the lime green food coloring mixture than you expect to need. Save the remaining coloring to tint the frosting to match your cake.
Stir the lime green food coloring mixture into your cake batter a small amount at a time. Keep in mind that a lot of coloring is needed in order to achieve a true color after baking.
Stir the remaining lime green food coloring into white cake icing. Ice and decorate your lime green cake as desired.
Tips & Warnings
- Lime green food coloring can occasionally be found in cake-decorating supply stores if you prefer not to make your own.
- Try using neon green and yellow food coloring to make a more vivid lime color.
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