Hello,

My name is Mr Whisk and I am a trained confectioner. I enjoy creating new, colourful treats using the food colourings from Brauns-Heitmann.
My motto is:
each one of us is a potential master baker! That is why I like to share my ideas and tricks with all baking enthusiasts.

You simply mix the powder with ½ tsp of water and then continue with the preparation. With marzipan, we recommend that you first mix 1 tsp of icing sugar with ½ tsp of water. Then dissolve the food colouring powder in this sugar mix before adding it to the food. You can find more tips in our baking ideas.

Work in the colour in small quantities until you get the desired colour depth. Please also observe our recommended dosages.

Yes, there are:

  • Recommended dosage for individual food colouring shades and Crazy Colours:
    up to 4 g food colouring powder for 1 kg food
  • Recommended dosage for Fruits Red Strawberry and Raspberry:
    up to 4 g food colouring powder for 1 kg food
  • Recommended dosage for Fruits Red Cherry:
    up to 2 g food colouring powder for 1 kg food

We do not use any azo dyes in our food colourings.

Yes, the proper colour only becomes apparent once it has dissolved. So don’t worry if the powder initially appears to be a different colour.

There could be three reasons for this:

  1. Maybe you didn’t use enough food colouring powder.
    This can cause deviations in the colour shade.
  2. Did you cook the coloured food?
    This may have triggered the change in colour: the natural dyes in the colours tend to change their colour shade when cooked.
  3. Perhaps it was due to fruit acids. 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 food.

No, unfortunately not. If you add food colouring that has been dissolved in a little bit of water to chocolate coating, it tends to go lumpy and loses its typical lustre.

Yes and no. You can mix the food colourings with each other. However, the natural dyes contained in the colours do not behave in the same way as when mixing paints in a paint box. For example, if you mix red and blue, you will indeed get purple. However, you will find that it lacks vibrancy and depth in colour. We therefore recommend that you don’t mix them to achieve really bright colours. You can conveniently order the entire colour palette of Brauns-Heitmann food colourings online.

If you want to colour marzipan or icing black, we can help you achieve great results.

For black marzipan, mix together the Brauns-Heitmann food colourings brown, green, and purple in equal amounts, and work them into the marzipan. You’ll find step-by-step instructions here.

You can make black icing by first colouring the icing dark brown using cocoa, and then working in the Brauns-Heitmann food colourings blue and purple in equal quantities. To the step-by-step instructions.

The colours blue, brown, yellow, green, orange, pink, red, and turquoise can be ordered separately. The practical Crazy Colours food colouring set contains the rainbow colours blue, yellow, green, orange, red, and purple.

The food colouring powder is suitable for colouring sugar confectionery, sugar coatings and decorations, marzipan, desserts, and fine pastries.

Fruits Red is made specifically for the preserving of strawberries, raspberries, or cherries.

The Fruits Red colours match the colours of the three types of fruit. Therefore, to get the best colour results, we recommend that you use the corresponding Fruits Red product.

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