Home Made Sprinkles

Pink Vanilla Sprinkles

Pink Vanilla Sprinkles

I recently found Bravetart‘s blog and with it a recipe for sprinkles, any colour or flavour you like!  So I went for it and had a go at making my own.  It really is as simple as Stella’s recipe and instructions, it was fun and relaxing too.  There’s also a great pictorial in the Kitchn:



  • 8 ounces powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla, or other extract
  • assorted food colorings
  • as many piping bags as you have colors, fitted with a small multi-opening or plain tip (Wilton #3).  (I didn’t have a suitable decorating tip to hand so just cut a small opening in the piping bag).
  1. Mix the first four ingredients until a semi-thick paste forms (toothpaste consistency).
  2. Divide the paste into as many portions as you have colours (I used Wilton Icing Colours), tinting each batch with the colour of your choice.
  3. Put the coloured paste into a piping bag and, on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, pipe out long, thin lines. Take care the lines do not touch each other.
  4. Repeat the process with the remaining colours and allow the piped lines to dry for 24 hours. Really. You will have an unworkable mess if you say, “Oh, it’s been 8 hours. I can go ahead and do the next step.” 24 hours. They need to be dried out to the core for this to work.
  5. After the time has elapsed, use a bench scraper or knife to scrape off the dried sprinkle lines and then to break/chop the lines into fairly long pieces for “jimmies” or quite short for “hundreds and thousands”.
  6. Store in an airtight container, indefinitely.
Home Made Sprinkles

Home Made Sprinkles

As you can see, I went a little bit festive with the colours I used – green, red, white and pink of course!  I love pink!  They smell vanilla-ey and taste great.  I stored them in these separate bags and an air tight container.  I’m not sure how many cupcakes etc these would cover but I think they will keep you satisfied for a couple dozen liberally sprinkled cupcakes at least!

Love & cupcakes,

Natasha xo

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