Friday, April 5, 2013

How to Make Colored Sugar

I hate buying materials that I'll only use one.  I needed colored sugar for some marshmallows I was making, but didn't want to go out and buy tubs of colored sugar because I only needed a few tablespoons.  I decided to try to make my own colored sugar.  It was very simple and fast to make.  All you need is food coloring and granulated sugar.

Divide sugar into separate ziplock bags.  Add one  drop of liquid food coloring for every 2-3 tablespoons of sugar (more if you want a richer color).  Shake bag and mix well.  Easy peasy colored sugar.  You can now make small batches all colors of the rainbow.  If you added too much food coloring and sugar is very wet just lay out on plate and let sugar dry.

Colored sugar for decorating cupcakes.

You could also use gel food coloring.  I used liquid because that's what i had on hand.

Mix the sugar well.  It will clump initially but then it will loosen up.
Making it inside ziplock bags helps contain the mess.  Plus you can store away the unused sugar.

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