Sweet! Make your own sanding sugar

Hi There! I really like the look of sanding sugar– that colorful sparkly large-crystal sugar that dances across the top of cakes and cupcakes sometimes. But not enough to buy it (smile). Happily, you can create the look at home for free.

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You just need sugar and food coloring. Mix a few drops of the shade you like into the sugar and stir it up.

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Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for about 5 minutes. Watch this part. Regular sugar melts at high heat. The goal of this baking this DIY sanding sugar is just to remove the moisture that the food coloring.

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Of course then you have to make some cupcakes to go with the sugar.

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Since the food coloring was already out– I went with red white and blue batter.

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Blue on the bottom.

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I know, I always overfill. I can't help myself.

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Frost, sprinkle away and add a cookie.

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Cheap fun.

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Linking Up.

Malia

 


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  1. 1

    Neat tip, Malia. I love the added cookie, too :)

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    Good thing my teeth are brushed or I would be down in the kitchen whipping up a batch…

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    MaryAnn says

    Cute! I always overfill, too. Is there any hope for us? :-) Have a great weekend!

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    keren says

    LOVE the Sand trick!!!! :D

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    liZ says

    What a great idea. I am excited to try this with my little girl. Thank you for sharing.
    liZ
    (simplesimonandco)

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    Meredith says

    So cute! So, did you have any mess ups where you melted your sugar?
    The red white and blue cupcakes are adorable!!

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    I love this idea! We’ll have to try it soon… Thanks so much for sharing.