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« on: April 03, 2013 06:28:19 PM »

Homemade Sprinkles? -Aint nobody got time for that!



Ever consider making homemade sprinkles?  Well you can!  But you’re probably thinking, “aint nobody got time for that!” and, you may be right.  They do take a bit of time, but for homemade it can be worth it.  

*For those people that are trying to be more health conscious with watching preservatives or fake colorings, these are great!  No hard to pronounce ingredients.  (The sprinkles in my pantry have 18 different ingredients!)  
*Perhaps you need to make them specifically gluten free or whatever you may need for allergens.  
*You can make them in any color; maybe to match a holiday, or the colors of an event you would be hosting when sprinkles in that specific color may be hard to find.  
*Plus it’s fun to say, “these cupcakes are completely homemade, even the sprinkles!”
*And they are cheap!  No more $4 mini bottles, do these for under fifty cents.

Interested? Then maybe we should move on.  I found this recipe from pinterest and have been using it for a while now.  It’s made from just a basic royal frosting, like you’d use to decorate a gingerbread house.  There are lots of different recipes, so just google if this recipe doesn’t seem to work for you.


Homemade Sprinkles

Ingredients:
1 cup of powdered sugar
½ teaspoon Wilton Meringue Powder or dehydrated egg whites
1 Tablespoon hot water, have extra 1 cup ready
½ teaspoon or more flavoring

Supplies:
Mixing bowl and smaller bowl or cup
Silicone baking liner or wax paper
Sifter
Wisk or electric mixer
Food coloring, paste gives a brighter color but liquid can be used
Pastry bag with small round tip
Measuring cups and spoons
Rubber spatula
Long knife
Container for sprinkles after



Directions:



1.   In small bowl mix ½ teaspoon meringue powder with 1 tablespoon hot water and flavoring. Meringue will not fully dissolve, but mix your best. ~  If using liquid coloring you can add in now if you’d like or wait until later and divide the batch for more than one color.  



2.   Sift powdered sugar into larger bowl then pour contents of smaller bowl over it.  
 

3.   Mix well with your electric mixer or wisk.  Add teaspoons of water until you end up with a thick, but shiny and soft frosting.  Texture should be like that of whipped cream frosting.  Needs to be thick to hold its shape later, but still should be soft enough to pipe. You will not use the whole one cup of water.




4.   If you haven’t added food coloring yet, add now until desired color is achieved.
5.   Fold the piping bag over your hand.  ~Your hand cups around the inside about half way up, then fold the rest of the bag down around your wrist.




6.   Use your spatula to scrape out the frosting into your piping bag.  




7.   Use your fingers to slide the frosting to the tip.



8.   Twist the top, and then hold it closed with one hand and steady with the other.



9.   Begin piping on your silicone sheet or wax paper.  Use long lines, as straight as you can, but wiggles won’t be a problem later on.  ~ if your mix is too hard to pipe at this point, you can unfold the bag and scoop it out adding more water, but try to make it workable first off, scooping out of the bag is much harder.  




10.   Make more and more lines until your frosting is out or your hand hurts too much to go on.



11.   Wait a full 24 hours to dry.  ~Important. You want these to be completely dry.  Any moisture inside will make these sticky when trying to cut.
12.    Begin cutting.  Use your knife and press down to make small pieces. ~ This part gets messy and pieces can go flying.  Make sure you are somewhere you can vacuum or sweep up afterward.  



13.   You are done.  Place sprinkles into container, or use them to decorate.



TADA!  BEAUTIFUL!


Feeling adventurous?  Try a…
Homemade waffle cone, with homemade honey vanilla ice cream, topped with homemade sprinkles.



Or maybe a completely scratch peach jam poptart!


Wow! Delicious!  

They taste great, none of the chemical after taste of store bought sprinkles.


Good luck and enjoy your sprinkles!


ETA:
redheadedblonde had a great idea to use Wilton 134 tip and do five lines at once!
http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?sku=pg_multiopeningtips
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2013 06:53:17 PM »

Awesome recipe.. May have to try this
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2013 07:40:51 PM »

Those look great.
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2013 12:23:40 AM »

You could even write with it! Personalized sprinkles, yeah!
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2013 07:04:19 AM »

You could even write with it! Personalized sprinkles, yeah!

That's a great idea.
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2013 01:08:40 PM »

You could even write with it! Personalized sprinkles, yeah!

I actually have tried! 



however, most of these did not work well because they were very brittle.  If you were going to move the names quickly right to your cakes it would probably be okay, but any type of storing would just break them up.  Some of the clovers that were tiny and overlapped with thick frosting worked well enough and I did make stars with a different piping tip that worked well.  The stars were my two girls favorites to eat so they are long gone. LOL

It's worth a try though!  Maybe they'll work better for you than it did for me.
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2013 08:30:22 PM »

Too bad they are too brittle. Still, I could use it as a decoration, especially on cookies.
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2013 08:32:49 PM »

Thank you for a wonderful idea. My family inhales sprinkles and I think my kids will get a kick out of making their own.
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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2013 09:25:22 AM »

Looks like a fun activity for a boring afternoon! Cheesy

I am drooling over your homemade peach pop tart...I would rather make that... Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2013 11:15:16 AM »

Oh, lol, you loon! This is a fabulous "waste" of time. I love it! Homemade sprinkles. My gran would have gotten such a kick out of this. Will have to try it in her honour Cheesy.
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« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2013 12:48:03 PM »

This is just the niftiest thing ever!  I wonder if I could make sparkly sprinkles....hmm Smiley

I second alwaysinmyroom that your homemade peach pop tart is very drool worthy!
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« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2013 01:17:02 PM »

This is just the niftiest thing ever!  I wonder if I could make sparkly sprinkles....hmm Smiley

Ooooh!  I like that idea.  Sprinkle some edible glitter over the top after piping -BAM- Sparkly Sprinkles!  Love it!


And thanks guys!  The poptarts were super yummy!  Like a handheld peach pie!
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« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2013 01:18:19 PM »

(and still she does not provide the recipe...we tried, AM... Wink )
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« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2013 01:25:02 PM »

bahaha, sorry.

I have a poptart maker http://www.target.com/p/bella-pastry-tart-maker/-/A-14232066  So I just made a pie crust--I used a recipe with coconut oil.  Then rolled really really thin.  The maker comes with a rectangle cutter, so used that, then spooned a tablespoon of homemade peach jam on one.  Covered with another side, then pressed down the edges.  Slipped it into the maker and let it cook.  When finished I made icing from powdered sugar and milk until the consistency was like thick syrup, then drizzled over the top.  Added some sprinkles and yum!  Devour! 
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« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2013 01:39:16 PM »

well I'm not sure how I've lived this long without knowing there is a pop tart maker in the world, but I am totally putting that on my list of stuff to look for Grin  thanks for the how to!
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« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2013 03:05:07 PM »

You are too kind!!!! Cheesy  Thanks...I can't believe there is such a magic appliance!
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« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2013 07:48:56 AM »

Oh yes, I'm a kitchen appliance collector, I know all the fun food makers LOL!  I have more waffle makers than members of my family, all different shapes and sizes.  I've got donut makers and cookie makers, waffle cone makers... and on and on.  They're lots of fun, but I am running out of shelf space way too quickly.  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2013 11:48:45 AM »

OOh!  If you use a multi-opening tip, you won't have to pipe as many lines!  Smiley  I'm thinking something along the lines of a Wilton #134

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« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2013 07:19:56 PM »

OOh!  If you use a multi-opening tip, you won't have to pipe as many lines! 

Great GREAT idea!  See?!  I need you guys to help me out as well.  Way good time saver!  Next purchase-- Wilton 5 tip! 
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« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2013 07:32:03 AM »

Wow! I LOVE this idea! I'm a sprinkle addict, as is my boyfriend's 2 year old daughter. And sprinkles definitely do get expensive...this recipe will come in handy for the holidays. But I think I'm going to test it out sooner. The kids love helping in the kitchen and this recipe is simple enough for them to participate in. Thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2013 10:56:51 AM »

Ooooooo awesome idea!  I'm definitely logging this away for use in the future!  I made my own cupcakes from scratch, why not the sprinkles that go on top?  ^_^
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« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2013 07:58:58 AM »

I'm so glad I clicked this!  Just last week I used some sprinkles on cupcakes and was reminded why I rarely do: they don't taste good.  Now that I know I can make some with flavoring, I might go on a binge!  I already have several of the small round tips from a sugar skull making party I hosted several years ago.  WOO!
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« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2013 03:14:53 PM »

Great!  And yes, these taste so much better.  Once I made a banana flavored batch (just bought a banana flavoring bottle from the spice section of the local grocery store) and used bright yellow food coloring. Those were fun!  My store had lots of flavorings, strawberry- coconut- peppermint- lemon -on and on......Those little flavor bottles are not exactly all natural though, so you just have to use what you are comfortable with. 

Good luck!  Hope you make some.  Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2013 08:58:23 PM »

Great!  And yes, these taste so much better.  Once I made a banana flavored batch (just bought a banana flavoring bottle from the spice section of the local grocery store) and used bright yellow food coloring. Those were fun!  My store had lots of flavorings, strawberry- coconut- peppermint- lemon -on and on......Those little flavor bottles are not exactly all natural though, so you just have to use what you are comfortable with. 

Good luck!  Hope you make some.  Cheesy

I have quite a collection of these same flavors from ice cream making!  I even got some at the big Asian grocery one time.

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Oh my I wish I had this at Christmas...I look all over for those red and green jimmies! Finally found them but I had to pay dearly!
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You had me at sprinkles! Great recipe! and there is always time to make it special yourself!
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« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2014 12:47:02 AM »

Coolest thing ever!   I might have to give this a try, by letting my boyfriend do it.  This could be an excellent way of keeping him busy if I am baking something!
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