How to Make Homemade Sparkling Sugar Sprinkles

by Sarah - Craft Invaders

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

 

It’s surprising how cost mounts up when you decorate a cake. I really didn’t want to invest in lots of different colour sprinkles, so suggested that they probably wouldn’t be hard to make ourselves. 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 pence.

 

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.

 

 How to Make Homemade Sparkling Sugar Sprinkles

  • All you need is sugar – we used preserving.
  • A selection of food colouring.  We used food colour gels, but I think this any sort of food colouring would work.
  • A 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.

 

 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.

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Super simple tutorial showing you how to make Sparkling Sugar Sprinkles at home, easily, and cheaply in a whole rainbow of colours.

 

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62 comments

Lisa March 18, 2017 - 10:24 pm

Would like to know what is preserving sugar? All I know about is regular granulated sugar. Where can I find preserving sugar?

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Sarah - Craft Invaders March 19, 2017 - 9:21 am

Preserving sugar has larger crystals than granulating – it’s also called Jam sugar and the bigger crystals are meant to give a clearer jam. Granulated sugar would work just as well for the sprinkles though, I used preserving as we have lots in the cupboard 🙂

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Kellie September 7, 2016 - 4:48 am

So smart! We have allergies, but we can have sugar and food coloring. There are not many toppings we can use. I would have never thought of this until now. Thanks.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders September 12, 2016 - 12:49 pm

The kids will love making them, Kellie – before you know it you’ll have a rainbow of colours!

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Celeste | The Whole Serving September 6, 2016 - 10:27 pm

This is perfect for the upcoming holiday baking. Thanks for showing us how.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders September 12, 2016 - 12:49 pm

They are so quick and simple Celeste, and you can make any colour you want 🙂

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Linda at Mixed Kreations August 29, 2016 - 2:03 pm

Oh fun! Such bright pretty colors. Would be great for decorating cookies for the holidays.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders August 31, 2016 - 12:00 pm

It’s lovely to be able to make any colour you fancy, and so much cheaper than buying them from the shops 🙂

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Jenny - Monkey and Mouse February 26, 2016 - 10:41 pm

Oh these are amazing! I love how simple they are to make, why had I not thought of this before! We will definitely have to make some for the next birthday cake. Thanks so much for linking up to #HowtoSunday 🙂 x

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Sarah - Craft Invaders February 27, 2016 - 3:37 pm

That’s exactly what I though Jenny, once I started making them – it’s so obvious once you know! Thanks for having us on #HowtoSunday – looking forward to linking up again tomorrow x

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