Liquid and gel food colouring
Planning to whip up a special cake that’ll draw gasps from your guests? Maybe one of the kids has a birthday coming up, or perhaps you’re marking a milestone anniversary - either way, if your cake plans call for colour, liquid and gel food colouring can give you results worth celebrating. From a rich red velvet cake or colourful cupcakes to the holly and berries on top of the Christmas cake, food colouring gives decorative bakes a final flourish. Our range of liquid and gel food colours offers something for all occasions, from festive reds to pretty pastels, so you can create colourful cakes to commemorate life’s special moments.
Liquid or gel food colouring
Like liquid food colouring, gel food colours are used in cakes, icing, desserts and more, adding interest and appeal to food. The difference between the two is that gel colouring is more highly concentrated, making it denser than liquid. As a result, gel food colours are perfect for recipes that call for minimal liquid. You’ll often only need the tiniest amount to create the level of colour you’d like to achieve, and you’ll get plenty of use from each pot. Both liquid and gel colours can be used to achieve different effects, so experiment and see what you can create.
Colours of the rainbow
Nothing beats a rainbow cake for that ‘wow!’ factor, and nothing achieves bright, vibrant results like gel food colouring. Our wide range of food colourings includes ready-made sets of blue, green, yellow, pink, orange and red that can be used alone or mixed to create all the colours of the rainbow. Just add the gel colouring along with your other cake ingredients, mix, and bake. By choosing a set, there’s no need to shop around if a single colour isn’t in stock - and you’ll save money against buying each colour individually, too.
Creative, colourful craft
Liquid and gel food colours aren’t just for adding interest to cake batter and decorations. If you’re feeling creative on a hot summer’s day, get crafty with the kids and make ice lollies, adding just a little food colouring for exciting results. Little ones stuck indoors in the rain? Liven things up with a splash of colour by adding a tiny bit of gel food dye to homemade playdough - there are loads of innovative ways to use food dye that extend beyond the kitchen.
Chocolate doesn’t need to be brown or white - not with our chocolate colourings, anyway. Extra concentrated, just a little chocolate gel colour goes a long way - 5g for per 500g of chocolate should be enough to create striking results. Add pizazz to your presentation with colours like purple, green and silver; simply melt the gel and brush a little into a chocolate mould or on to an acetate sheet and fill or cover with your tempered chocolate. Gel colours can also be swirled into cocoa butter coatings for totally different yet equally compelling effects.