Tuesday, February 5, 2013
I have been experimenting with my vegetable dyes. It certainly has a learning curve as they do not seem to be as stable as the chemical alternatives, but that does not bother me. Perhaps, someday I will be able to make my own vegetable dye that will work with a macaron (it has to be very concentrated as adding fluid to macarons easily ruins them), but until then, I will keep using these colors. If you are interested, they are from India Tree. I found them to be the cheapest on iHerb.com. The code LBH155 will get you $5-10 off of your first order. Amazon has them too, but I found them to be more expensive.
I used lemon curd, strawberry-rose, rose buttercream meringue, chocolate coconut, and vanilla buttercream meringue for fillings. I pretty much love the whole experience. It is challenging, but I like a good challenge.
Here is a link to my previous post which has recipes and methods (links).