• 2-3 tbsp beet juice
  • 1½ cups icing sugar
  • 2 tsp butter


To make beet juice, coarsely grate ½ a medium beetroot and place in a small pot with 1 cup water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 20 minutes. Strain, reserving liquid, then reduce liquid to 2-3 tablespoons by boiling for 3-5 minutes.

Combine icing sugar, butter and hot beet juice in a bowl. Mix to make a thick icing. Adjust thickness by adding more icing sugar or beet juice as needed.

Put icing into a small piping bag or zip-lock bag with a corner snipped off to draw the little red coats.