How To Make Colored Sugar

How To Make Colored Sugar. An inexpensive, and easy to make, cookie decoration is colored sugar. This is an easy tutorial on how to make colored sugar!


How To Make Colored Sugar

How To Make Colored Sugar. Step by step instructions on how to make your own colored sugar to decorate cupcakes, cakes and cookies.



How To Make Colored Sugar. An inexpensive, and easy to make, cookie decoration is colored sugar. This is an easy tutorial on how to make colored sugar!


Decorations are used in some of the 15 Days of Holiday Cookies recipes I am posting next month. An inexpensive, and easy to make, cookie decoration is colored sugar. This is an easy tutorial on how to make colored sugar!

How To Make Colored Sugar


You will need:

• Dishes (bowls work well)
• Food Coloring
• Jelly Roll Pans (or another pan with sides)
• Measuring Cup
• Spoons
• Strainer(s)
• Sugar
• Wax Paper

How To Make Colored Sugar


Put a strainer over a bowl.
Place 1/4 cup of sugar into the strainer.
Add 6-12 drops of food coloring to the sugar. The more you add, the richer and darker your color.
Scrape the food color into the sugar with a spoon. It will accumulate in the bowl beneath strainer.

How To Make Colored Sugar


Set up a second bowl. Place the strainer over the second bowl.
Now take the sugar you just strained in the first bowl, and pour it into the strainer again.
Again scrape the color into the sugar.
You are going to do this over and over until the sugar is completely colored.

Tip: Always work with dry utensils and strainers. Change your strainer out for each color. Do not reuse your blue strainer for yellow coloring without washing it first, otherwise your yellow will have a blue tinge, or possibly green!

How To Make Colored Sugar


The colored sugar is damp. It needs to be dried out.
Spread the colored sugar over a wax paper lined jelly roll pan.
Allow to dry.

How To Make Colored Sugar


You are going to have to give the colored sugar a stir a time or two to turn the sugar allowing it to dry, and squash to any lumps.

How To Make Colored Sugar


You can use the color chart on the back of the food coloring box to make colors other than the basic 4 coloring inside the box.
Allow to dry completely before you use your colored sugar!


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Comments

  1. Stephanie B says:

    I am hosting a cookie exchange in 2 weeks. This will be perfect for the kids to use to decorate sugar cookies!! Thanks 🙂

  2. Ann, my daughter is officially banned from your site. She now wants sugar cookies with icing and beautiful colorful sugar! Yeah, she ain’t allowed online anymore.

  3. Where was this last year when I saw the prices of colored sugar? My cookies were colored with blue and yellow since those were the only colors I had and I was too stubborn to give in to high prices.

  4. I do this too.. but I usually do them in bowls with my fingers and jelled food color.. Guess who gets colored fingers.. lol..

  5. Another way to work your color in is to mix it in a ziploc bag. My kids have the best time with this. They love squishing the sugar and watching the color change.

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