I love making beautiful treats for birthdays, holidays…basically any and every occasion I can think of.
What I hate is how expensive a little jar of sprinkles or colored sugar is. Some of the packages are so small and upwards of $5…I’d have to buy several bottles just to use on one batch of cupcakes or cookies. That’s just not acceptable!
So, I started making my own a few years ago. What’s cool about making your own:
- it’s a lot cheaper
- use the type of sugar you want
- make colors to match the project exactly
- it’s easy
- the kids will love to help
What do I use my colored sugar for:
- rim a smoothie glass
- rim a cocktail or margarita glass (oh yeah!)
- other desserts
This really isn’t a recipe, more of a technique that anyone can do…..and it’s so cheap that you will be using your colored sugar everywhere and not being stingy with it, like I was.
I have done this with regular granulated sugar and it works great, but for an upcoming project I wanted a course sugar. Here’s what I did and I included links to the exact items I used.
Mix sugar and dye gently in a ziptop baggie.
Use a heavy duty freezer bag or double bag…those pesky sugar crystals will break a thin bag.
Store in bag until ready to use. If sugar sticks just gently break apart…it should break up easily.
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