Homemade Naturally Colored Fondant And Marzipan Carrots

Homemade Naturally Colored Fondant And Marzipan Carrots

I don’t like to use artificial food coloring but I needed carrots as decoration for carrot patch cupcakes. Therefore I made naturally colored fondant and marzipan carrots. The fondant and marzipan carrots are naturally colored with fresh carrot juice! 😀 They’re easy to make, look and taste great, and keep very well because of the high sugar content. For the fondant carrots I didn’t use real fondant, it’s an easy homemade version of fondant made with just powdered sugar and carrot juice which works just as well as real fondant.

 

Ingredients:

  • carrot
  • powdered sugar
  • marzipan

 

Natural Orange Food Coloring Fresh Carrot Juice

 

Natural Orange Food Coloring

Grate the carrot finely. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the juice.

 

Homemade Naturally Colored Marzipan Carrots Carrot Juice

 

Naturally Colored Marzipan Carrots

Knead together marzipan, some drops of fresh carrot juice and enough powdered sugar till the mixture holds its shape. Form into small carrots. Optional: Make indentations with the back of a knife. Marzipan carrots colored with carrot juice are rather yellow. For an orange color, cover the marzipan carrots with naturally colored orange icing (powdered sugar with carrot juice). You can also roll the marzipan carrots in carrot sugar.

 

Homemade Naturally Colored Fondant Carrots Carrot Juice

 

Naturally Colored Fondant Carrots

Knead together some drops of fresh carrot juice and enough powdered sugar till the mixture holds its shape. Form into small carrots. Optional: Make indentations with the back of a knife. Let the carrots dry for some hours at room temperature. The homemade ‘fondant’ carrots are soft on the inside and hard on the outside.

 

Homemade Naturally Colored Marzipan Carrots

 

The naturally colored marzipan and fondant carrots were the 8th project of my Easter Countdown 2017.

 

DIY Naturally Colored Fondant And Marzipan Carrots

Here you’ll find my recipe for naturally colored sugar carrots made with granulated sugar, and old-fashioned marzipan carrots naturally colored with tomato puree.

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