Colored sugar sprinkles

Colored sugar sprinkles

I love sugar sprinkles, especially when you can “make” them in the excact color you want. So I wanted to share this great tip that I found on Martha Take any kind of white sprinkles (it works with white sugar too) and place it in a zipper bag. Ad very small amounts of food powder dusts (lustre dusts is very pretty to use) and close the bag. Shake the bag well to evenly blend in the food powder and your done. Always start out with a little food powder as it can very easy get too dark. So easy and simple to make the most fantastic shades of sugar sprinkles.

Use the sugar sprinkles on your cupcakes, cookies or ice cream to make an easy and colorful decoration.

Tip: you can put the sprinkles in a sweet little jar and tie a bow around and you will have the perfect little gift for a passionate home baker.

Happy Caking!



  1. says

    Super idea!! Wondering if the sugar would melt and color would bleed if used as a topping on say, a fresh cream cake when refrigerated?

  2. helle says

    Hi Louise
    Where do you buy the sparkles from. Have looked everywhere for the small round ones in your picture. wihtout luck.
    Thanks for a great and inspiring blog.
    KR Helle

  3. says

    You can also make colored sugar in the same way. Just regular granulated white sugar, and 1 drop of liquid food coloring. Put them both in a glass or plastic container with lid. Put the lid on and shake until you get the color you want. For darker colors, just add one drop at a time. I thought it would just clump and melt the sugar, but it works great. I use it all the time on top of cupcakes and King Cakes for Mardi Gras. It also works great with the large grain sugar, like the wilton sparkling sprinkling sugar. You can also use gel coloring,you just have to mix it with a fork or spoon to get the gel to mix well.

  4. Louise says

    marina: I am sorry but I dont think that I have ever seen a recipe on how to make sugar sprinkles (non-parelis) from scratch.

  5. marina says

    hi i just found your page and really like it but i will like to know how to make the sprinkles of your picture from scratch not buying the white ones and colored them it would be nice if you have the answer

  6. Louise says

    Hmm strange, because I dont have any problems seeing it?.
    But if you go to and search for: colored sprinkles you should find it:)

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