Colourful icing adds that certain something to every baking idea.
- Ingredients: 250 g icing sugar (enough to coat a sheet or ring cake), water, possibly lemon juice, Brauns-Heitmann food colouring.
- Mix the icing sugar with very little water. Now mix in the Brauns-Heitmann food colouring until you get the desired colour depth.
- If required, mix in more liquid such as lemon juice until you get the desired consistency.
- Now you can coat the pastry with the icing or create patterns using a piping bag.
The fruit acids contained in some foods can dramatically change the colour shade of the food colourings. This, however, can be easily prevented: first of all dissolve the food colouring powder in a little bit of water and only then add it to the acidic liquid or dessert dish.
I always use a freezer bag as a piping bag. Simply fill it with icing, cut off a small corner, and it’s ready for piping patterns or names.