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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 Kerry

    I love this! Didn’t realise it was so easy, I have to try this. I’m all for making your own if you can. Great post x via #HowtoSunday
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    February 21, 2016 at 8:36 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      It couldn’t be simpler, and it seems much better to spend your money on food colouring that you can use for lots of things, rather than sprinkles 🙂

      February 22, 2016 at 9:46 pm
  • Reply Crummy Mummy

    This is a really clever idea – will definitely be stealing it! #howtosunday
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    February 21, 2016 at 5:41 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      It’s one of those things which is so obvious once you’ve seen it, cant believe how many pots of sprinkles I bought in the past before it dawned on me that they were just coloured sugar!

      February 22, 2016 at 9:48 pm
  • Reply Caro | The Twinkle Diaries

    Oh Sarah!! I LOVE this!!!!!!!! This is the kind of thing that I get totally over-excited by!! I HAVE coloured food gels, that I bought to make a rainbow cake (STILL haven’t managed to do that) but will *definitely* do this!!! How fabulous!! Thanks for sharing and thanks too for linking up with us on #TwinklyTuesday
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    November 12, 2015 at 8:18 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      I keep almost making rainbow cakes too 🙂 There’s so many great ideas out there, its hard to get around to them all! These are lovely and quick though – really no effort at all!

      November 13, 2015 at 7:59 pm
  • Reply Erin @ Nourishing My Scholar

    This looks so easy!!! We have a birthday this weekend and these sparkling sugar sprinkles maybe awesome on top of the homemade cupcakes! Thanks!
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    November 12, 2015 at 1:40 am
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      They honestly couldn’t be easier – will take you longer to decide what colours to make than actually making them 🙂

      November 12, 2015 at 11:18 am
  • Reply Adventures of Adam

    I’ve always wondered if this would work – so please it did!
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    November 11, 2015 at 12:43 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      It really does work well – cant believe I’ve been buying them for all these years!

      November 12, 2015 at 11:31 am
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