Homemade Colored Sugar Sprinkles

In my failed attempts to make some cute Easter cupcakes for the kiddos I needed some blue colored sugar.  Of course, I didn’t have any, and I surely didn’t want to go to the store for a measly bottle of colored sugar.  Then, I remembered my handy-dandy friend the internet, and I Googled “make your own colored sugar”.  So, here are the directions, and yes they are super easy!

Start with about 1/4 cup of sugar in a small dish, something with a lid would be good.


Next add 5 drops of food coloring of your choice…I needed blue.


Then, using a small whisk, mix the food coloring through the sugar.


And last, put the lid on the bowl and shake vigorously :)


Presto!  Blue sugar!

Math time!  1/4 cup of sugar costs approximately 6 cents.  The food coloring I would estimate to be less than 1 cent.  So, I have 1/4 cup of blue sugar for maybe 7 cents.

The best price I found online for 1/4 cup (or 2 ounces) $2.49 for a saving of $2.42, plus my time and effort to go to the store, not to mention the price of fuel these days.

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  • Eris

    This is so useful! In my country, colored sugar is like twice expensive!

  • Shelby

    This is soooo helpful. I wanted to mak valentines day cupcakes, my mom didn’t feel like going out in the snow to get spinkles so I used google and found this! thanks soo much!

  • frazzledmama

    Glad to be of help!

  • evender

    Go UK. I needed blue sprinkles for our March Madness potluck at work> Glad I found this!! Thanks!!

  • Cmk1230

    perfect. thanks for the recipe. i needed blue sprinkles for my red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing for memorial day. it worked beautifully.

    • frazzledmama

      So glad it was helpful! Thanks for dropping by, and come back soon.

  • Rmniemietz

    Does the food color bleed onto the icing of the cupcakes though?

    • frazzledmama

      I didn’t have trouble with the coloring bleeding. If you were concerned about it, I supposed you could let the sugar dry about a bit before using it. Thanks for dropping by!

  • http://www.thedailyrecipes.com/ Lorie

    Thank you for posting this recipe.  It really helped me make pink sugar sprinkle for my cupcake that I’m going to deliver later :-)

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