How to Make Lime Green Cake Coloring


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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