F&W's Mad Genius, Justin Chapple, proves he is the duke of cake decorating with this latest and greatest trick. Amp up your cakes even more by making your own naturally colored frosting—it’s easier than you think. Here, seven super creamy and delicious ways to make vibrant frosting without food coloring.
1. Pink. Strawberry jam is a super-easy addition, and it adds bright berry flavor, too. Try it on strawberry shortcake cupcakes.
2. Light Brown. This hazelnut buttercream frosting is rich and luxurious. Seattle chef Tom Douglas sometimes folds in whipped cream for a lighter touch.