I got the idea for this posting when I was in the baking aisle at Jewel.
I love colorful sprinkles since they are such an easy way to dress up deserts. But I find shelling out almost 4 bucks for a teeny tiny bottle of sprinkles to be totally insane!
Is it just me being cheap or do YOU guys also find those prices ridiculously HIGH?
While staring at those bottles, I kept thinking there had to be a cheaper alternative and finally, I figured out a way to make my own
I can’t wait to share this technique with all of you!
Not only is this technique easy and cheap but while playing around, I figured out you can make as many colors of confetti sprinkles as you want and even many different shapes.
So far, I have come up with three shapes: circle, oval and raindrop. I will keep you posted if I figure out any more
UPDATE (14/Feb/2013): I have now come up with an easy way to make JUMBO HEART SPRINKLES too. You can check out that post HERE!
Anyways, here is the tutorial for confetti sprinkles:
Roll out marshmallow fondant on a smooth, greased surface (there is a tutorial for making marshmallow fondant here). Let this rolled fondant sit for 10 minutes and become a little dry. I felt the next step became easier when I did this.
Press Wilton’s decorating tip 12 into fondant and make tiny circle cut outs.
Let these circles dry for 24 hours and then put them in a bottle and store in your cabinet at room temperature. DO NOT store them in the fridge.
And that’s it! You have successfully made you own homemade confetti sprinkles. Easy breezy…right?
If you want to make oval shaped sprinkles, use Wilton’s decorating tip 230 and follow the same steps as above.
And if you want to make raindrop shaped sprinkles, use Wilton’s decorationg tip 104 and follow the same steps as above. I found these ones to be the coolest!
So, this Valentine’s day, dress up your cupcakes in these homemade sprinkles.
Make them in shades of red and pink and you are good to go
UPDATE (18/Feb/2013): I have added new pictures to this post coz my older picture sucked! lol.
But if you still want to see that, here you go... harsh lighting, overexposed...sheesh!
There was a time when I was very proud of this image...hehe.
Well, that's all for today...Tata my lovelies