I’M IN LOVE WITH THESE CUSTOM SPRINKLES!!!
You can make ANY shape in ANY color!! You could make tiny little Mickey sprinkles for a Disney-themed party. Make some in your mascot’s shape for a tailgate. You could make all these transfers in literally SECONDS when you use this method!!
I decided to learn how to make my own sprinkles when I began tiring of the standard supermarket variety. They seem to only come in primary colors or pastels. If you’re lucky, you can find hearts or shamrocks at the right time of the year. And they all taste blah. I wanted more! So I learned how. And here’s the step by step tutorial so you can make them, too!
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All you need to make your sprinkles is — thick royal icing, a stencil, a spatula to scrape the icing with and some parchment paper. That’s it!
First, decide on a stencil.
I make my own stencils with the Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. Simply find some clipart on the web, drag it into your Cameo (or Cricut) design area, make the clipart as small/large as you like, then cut!
Although I really like the creative options when I use the Cameo, there are lots of other places to find stencils, too. If you don’t have a cutting machine, there are some other stencils here, here, and here that would work great. Check out the stash at your local hobby shop, too, although you likely won’t find them in the cake decorating aisle. Head for the paint stencil or craft aisle instead.
Next, whip up some royal icing in a stiff consistency.
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Color the icing to suit your theme. This is the brand I much prefer over that “other” W brand you’ll find most everywhere. The colors come out so vivid and true. And it doesn’t leave an aftertaste, like that other one does. The color is quite concentrated, so you use only a few drops at a time.
Now, place your stencil on top of parchment paper.
Hold it steady with your hand. And just start spreading the icing over the stencil. Don’t spread it too thin or the sprinkles will be fragile. Get it on there nice and thick. Just slop it on.
Then lift the stencil off the parchment.
You’re left with lots of custom sprinkles! Simply let them dry on the parchment overnight and the next morning, the sprinkles will slide right off the parchment. Easy peasy!!!
Pay no attention to those that smudged. That’s where I didn’t hold the stencil still enough.
You can make these up to a month ahead and store them in an airtight container. Seriously, they are so easy that a child can do it. How proud would they be to make their own?!
The possibilities are truly endless and you can make almost any kind of sprinkles that you can dream up. What will YOU make?
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