dying easter eggs

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by chickabator, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. chickabator

    chickabator Songster

    Nov 30, 2007
    ky
    How on earth do you dye brown eggs, I tried last year and all I got was a brownish green color. I now have white eggs so I know how to do them I also have ameraucana eggs so I don't have to dye them. but I have to dye at least 10 dozen eggs for easter maybe more. I am suppling them for our sunday school and I have to boil all of them and dye all of them [​IMG] and I want all my eggs to be fresh for them. any suggestions?
     
  2. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    IA
    Food Color and Vinegar? Maybe the commercial dye kits but I thing the food color route would be cheaper with that many eggs.
     
  3. chickabator

    chickabator Songster

    Nov 30, 2007
    ky
    that is how I done it last year didn't work.
     
  4. Dar

    Dar Crowing

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    instead of using the liquid food colouring found at the grocery store what a about the colouring paste that professionals use?

    http://search.wilton.com/?q=food+coloring&x=0&y=0

    its a thick paste and you would need to apply it with a q-tip or something but cause the colour is more concentrated you may get the colours you are looking for
     
  5. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    IA
    I had always used the kits you can buy (I saw now they even have glitter kits how fun [​IMG] ) but I remember as a child my grandmother showed me how to use food colors instead. I know you had to use vinegar to fix the color but I don't know how much vinegar you had to use.
     
  6. chick2good4u

    chick2good4u Songster

    My daughter just dyed some with the generic store-bought dye kit. The pink came out very nice followed by the yellow. Green and blue came out a little dark. We used very little - almost no - vinegar. It made the dye lighter on the egg shell.
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2009
  7. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio

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