How to Color Coconut | Add a pop of color to your cakes and cupcakes and transform them into works of art! Dying coconut may be easy to do but the impact it can make is amazing! I grew up with my mom coloring coconut (see the old photo below). It’s an inexpensive way of decorating a cake or cupcakes for birthdays and IT’S EDIBLE! Perfect for adding a festive touch Easter, Birthdays and Christmas. Create Edible Grass!
Ways of using Colored Coconut
- Add a sprinkle on top of sugar cookies
- Create a birds nest and add jelly bean eggs
- Make it look like streamers/confetti on top of a cake
- Add a pop of edible color
- Coat Truffles
- Dip Donuts
HOW TO COLOR COCONUT
What dye should I use?
- LIQUID FOOD COLORING: This coloring dye is the traditional food coloring that is easily purchased at your grocery store. This dye works perfectly but if you’re hoping to achieve bright brilliant colors I recommend using gel food coloring.
- GEL FOOD COLOR: This food dye (my choice) brings more of an intense color to the coconut and can be purchased at most stores that carry cake decorating supplies.
What coconut dyes best?
You can use sweetened or unsweetened coconut for coloring. You can also use shredded coconut or coconut flakes.
MIX COLORS TOGETHER!
MORE RECIPES USING COCONUT
- COCONUT LIME CHEESECAKE
- COCONUT PECAN CHRISTMAS CAKE
- COCONUT PECAN SNOWBALL CAKES
- RASPBERRY COCONUT ZINGER CUPCAKES
- MINI COCONUT LIME BUNDT CAKES
- COCONUT CANDY
- RASPBERRY ZINGER CHRISTMAS CUPCAKES
- coconut (shredded or flakes)
- food coloring or gel food coloring
- zip top bags
- Spoon coconut into zip top bags.
- Add a few drops of food coloring.
- Rub together until the food coloring has been transferred to the coconut.
- Pour coconut onto a cookie sheet lined with wax or parchment paper to let the food coloring dry. To help with the drying process, occasionally stir the coconut