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Homemade Sparkling Sugar Sprinkles

We have an 8th Birthday in our house next weekend. My daughter, like me, is inspired by all the beautiful images on Pinterest of wonderful, sparkly, beautiful cake creations on there, and has set her heart on having a beautiful purple birthday cake.

 

Super simple tutorial showing you how to make Sparkling Sugar Sprinkles at home cheaply. You can make a whole rainbow of colours. Such a fun activity for kids. Who doesn't love edible glitter! Perfect for making cakes, biscuits and cupcakes come alive.

 

Having spent 10 minutes in the local supermarket baking aisle with her over the weekend, declining to buy a basket full of goodies, I slightly rashly announced that we could easily make most of what she coveted at home! Turns out I was right (don't you love it when that happens!) Here is our super easy tutorial for making your own Sparkling Sugar Sprinkles in a whole rainbow of colours for pennies.

Super simple tutorial showing you how to make Sparkling Sugar Sprinkles at home cheaply. You can make a whole rainbow of colours. Such a fun activity for kids. Who doesn't love edible glitter! Perfect for making cakes, biscuits and cupcakes come alive.

 You will need: Sugar (We used preserving; we like the large crystals, plus happen to have loads in the cupboard!), a selection of food colouring, jar and lid.

Super simple tutorial showing you how to make Sparkling Sugar Sprinkles at home cheaply. You can make a whole rainbow of colours. Such a fun activity for kids. Who doesn't love edible glitter! Perfect for making cakes, biscuits and cupcakes come alive.

 We used food colour gels, but I think this would work with any sort of food colouring. Throw your sugar in the jar, and add a few drops of colouring.

Super simple tutorial showing you how to make Sparkling Sugar Sprinkles at home cheaply. You can make a whole rainbow of colours. Such a fun activity for kids. Who doesn't love edible glitter! Perfect for making cakes, biscuits and cupcakes come alive.

 Pop on the lid, and give it a good shake. One of our gels was a little thick and didn't mix so well, so we simply added a couple of drops of water and gave it another good shake which evened it out.

Super simple tutorial showing you how to make Sparkling Sugar Sprinkles at home cheaply. You can make a whole rainbow of colours. Such a fun activity for kids. Who doesn't love edible glitter! Perfect for making cakes, biscuits and cupcakes come alive.

 We then tipped our sugar into bowls, and left it for an hour in a warm place to completely dry out. Once dry we returned it to the jars for another shake to ensure it wasn't lumpy.

Super simple tutorial showing you how to make Sparkling Sugar Sprinkles at home cheaply. You can make a whole rainbow of colours. Such a fun activity for kids. Who doesn't love edible glitter! Perfect for making cakes, biscuits and cupcakes come alive.

 Store it in a little jar, ready for use. We actually think it looks pretty enough to give away as gifts, and love the fact we can make any colour we want!

For more baking inspiration, why not check out our wonderful Amaretti Apple Tart and our beautiful Summer Berry Pavlova.

If you have enjoyed this tutorial, please share for others to enjoy too x

 

Learn how to make sugar sprinkles in a rainbow of colours using items from your store cupboard, really simple and fun to make

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62 Comments

  • Reply Rhyming with wine

    Brilliant idea. So simple but the kids will love the colours and they can be used in anything! I’m thinking a few rainbow sprinkles on porridge for starters… #abitofeverything

    November 4, 2015 at 7:47 am
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Now that would make porridge far prettier! Went to be thinking about your poetry last night – it really made me laugh, will think about you every time I watch Downton Abbey now 🙂

      November 4, 2015 at 12:42 pm
  • Reply Mama, My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows

    So simple and effective! Thanks for sharing.

    #alittlebitofanything
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    November 4, 2015 at 12:07 am
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      I surprised myself how ridiculously easy they are to make, will never buy them again!

      November 4, 2015 at 12:46 pm
  • Reply Suzie@homemaker-mom

    Super neat! I love the colors. So nice!
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    November 3, 2015 at 2:16 am
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Think we’re going to end up with hundreds of shades at the rate we are going – need to get a lot more baking done!

      November 4, 2015 at 12:48 pm
  • Reply Kate Reed

    So pretty! These would look beautiful on cupcakes & cookies!

    November 2, 2015 at 8:55 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      We’re really pleased with how simple they are to make, the rate the kids are going we will soon have them in every colour imaginable!

      November 2, 2015 at 9:46 pm
  • Reply Sara at Handy Herbs

    What a creative and fun thing for children to do. I bet they could be used in so many different ways too 🙂 #KidsintheKitchen
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    November 2, 2015 at 6:05 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      They certainly keep suggesting some unusual combinations lol, I think they are hoping Mummy will forget its made out of sugar and let them put them on everything. They also want to do the same thing with salt which could also have some interesting applications 🙂

      November 2, 2015 at 9:51 pm
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