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.