There are many people out there who would prefer to keep artificial colors out of their food. Fortunately, there are a few options to choose from when it comes to natural food colorings, so you can still bake a red velvet cake. But sprinkles and other decorative toppings give you fewer choices when it comes to natural colorings – and sometimes there is nothing like a sprinkling of sprinkles to finish off a batch of cupcakes or cookies (especially if you’re serving them to kids). Williams Sonoma recently introduced a new line of all natural sprinkles. The sprinkles are colored with dyes that are derived from colorful edible plants, such as beets, spinach, red cabbage and turmeric. The range of colors includes pink, purple, orange, yellow, white, green and, of course, a rainbow confetti mix. The sprinkles don’t have any of the flavor of the vegetables that gave them their colors, so you can go crazy when decorating with them and don’t need to worry about your sugar cookies tasting like spinach.
The sprinkles are a bit more expensive than the sprinkles you’ll find in the baking aisle down at your local market, but they are sold in generous 3.3-oz bottles that will get you through a lot of decorating projects throughout the year.