Edible moss or grass is easy to make at home. Usually, edible moss is colored with artificial food coloring but here I’ll show you how you can easily make edible moss or grass with homemade natural green food coloring. Below you’ll find edible grass and moss that is naturally colored with kale, sunflower seeds, green peas and spinach.
Naturally Green Edible Grass – Cake Crumbs Colored With Kale
- (solid colored) kale cupcakes
Crumble kale cupcakes between your fingers.
-> Bunny Butt Cupcakes With Edible Moss
Edible Grass – Icing Naturally Colored With Kale
- 6 tbsp powdered sugar
- 2 – 3 tsp kale puree (2 curly kale leaves)
Kale Puree: Remove the stalks, use just the leafy parts of the kale. Boil the kale with some water for 5 minutes, drain and refresh with cold water. Using a stick blender, puree the kale until smooth.
Naturally Green Icing: Stir together powdered sugar and kale puree.
Dark Green Edible Moss – Cake Crumbs Naturally Colored With Sunflower Seeds
Crumble the naturally green sunflower seed cake between your fingers.
-> Edible Moss Balls – Cake Pops Covered With Edible Moss
Naturally Green Edible Moss – Cake Crumbs Colored With Sunflower Seeds & Green Peas
- 1 part naturally green sunflower cake
- 2 parts naturally green pea cake
Knead together 1 part dark green sunflower seed cake crumbs and 2 parts light green pea cake crumbs until the edible moss is evenly colored.
Olive Green Edible Moss – Cake Crumbs Colored With Spinach
- light colored stale cake or cupcakes
- fresh spinach leaves
Preheat the oven to 160°C/ 320°F. Using a blender, puree spinach until smooth. Crumble the light colored cake or cupcakes between your fingers. Color the cake crumbs with spinach puree and dry the green crumbs for some minutes in the oven.
-> Naturally Colored Moss Cupcakes
Naturally Green Edible Grass – Sugar Sprinkles Colored With Spinach
- fresh spinach
- granulated sugar
Using a blender, puree spinach until smooth. Color the sugar with some spinach puree. Add more spinach puree for dark green and less spinach puree for bright green.
Even dark green spinach sugar doesn’t taste of spinach, it just tastes fresh.
Let the naturally green sugar sprinkles dry for some days at room temperature. Crush the sugar with the back of a spoon from time to time. Don’t use the oven to dry the sugar sprinkles because natural food coloring is heat-sensitive.
12 thoughts on “Edible Moss Or Grass With Natural Green Food Coloring”
Amazing, I would have never thought to use kale for green coloring in cupcake frosting. Great idea.
Thanks, Kippi! 😀
Wow that’s a useful tip. *Heads off to find kale in fridge*
Lol! 😀 Thanks, Afra!
A great idea – I always prefer to use really natural food colorings in food (or go without). That green is intense!
Thank you! 😀
Lots of ways to achieve the color “green”. Kale, green peas and spinach are obvious choices but sunflower seeds still seem to be more “blue”. Thanks for coming to the party and sharing with Fiesta Friday #244.
Thanks, Judith! Sunflower seeds are dark green.
Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party! Have a wonderful week and hope to see you at next week’s party too!
Thanks for stopping by!
Amazing idea! I always prefer to use natural food coloring in food. I love the color, looks so appetizing. Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday!