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.
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.
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.
Throw your sugar in the jar, and add a few drops of colouring.
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.
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.
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!