Decorate Valentine’s Day Mini Cakes with Natural Food Dyes!

Looking for a fun activity for the family this Valentine’s day? Try using natural food dyes to decorate your Healthyish Mini Cakes!

Decorate Valentine's Day Mini Cakes with Natural Food Dyes

Nothing says I LOVE YOU like skipping the artificial coloring, preservatives and chemicals that are added to other baking mixes and frostings. With Healthyish Foods you can make cute and colorful mini cakes that everyone can feel good about eating!

So, Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:

1 Healthyish Baking Kit (makes 4 mini cakes)

4 Tablespoons of unsalted butter

8 Tablespoons of 2% milk

Royal Icing Recipe: Only 3 Ingredients 

Bon Appetit Royal Icing Recipe

I used the meringue powder instead of the egg whites. It’s easier and less likely to cause any stomach upset.

Directions: Click HERE to watch a step by step demo on YouTube!

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Grab 1 mixing bowl, 1 whisk and measuring utensils.

Add 4 tablespoons of room temperature, unsalted butter to your bowl.

Add in 4 pouches of your organic cake mix from the Healthyish baking kit.

Finally add in 8 tablespoons of milk and whisk until the batter is well blended.

Lightly spray your unbleached baking cups with cooking spray ( they come with the baking kit) – then evenly divide the batter among all 4 cups.

Bake for 12- 13 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cakes.

While the mini cakes are baking, you will follow the Bon Appetit Royal Icing recipe. All of the Healthyish kits come with frosting, but royal icing recipe is fun and easy to decorate with.

Once the royal icing is prepared split it among two bowls. Add 2-3 teaspoons of organic beet juice to one bowl and mix well. It will leave you with a beautiful pinkish / reddish color, perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Once the cakes are cool, begin decorating your mini cakes! You can use piping bags if you prefer, or do more of an abstract design like I I did. Either way, this is the perfect way to get the family in the kitchen and baking memories together this Valentine’s Day!



Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh

Author: Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh

Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh is a recipe developer, fitness junkie and owner of the Healthyish brand. She loves taking everyday eats and making them Healthyish. Sarah defines being Healthyish as a lifestyle centered around living light, fit and fun with a healthy dose of “ISH” from time to time. Sarah’s work can be seen in Healthy-ish by Bon Appetit and Bon Appetit Magazine (digital). Sarah lives in Vail, Colorado with her husband, Dan and rescue dog, Graci!

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