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|dietary fiber 0g||0%|
|Total sugar 21g|
|Vitamin C 0 mg||0%|
|Calcium 1 mg||0%|
|iron 0 mg||0%|
|Potassium 1 mg||0%|
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Making crumbles at home is a fun activity, alone or with kids! You can customize your own colors, sizes and even change the flavor with different extracts. If you use a pointed piping bag, the sprinkles will look more rounded and even. If you don't have a piping bag, you can also use a resealable sandwich bag and snip off a small piece from the corner.
How to use homemade sprinkles
Use these sprinkles on cakes and cupcakes, sundaes, cookies and anywhere you want to add a pop of color. They can also be sprinkled on buttered toast for a version of “fairy bread”.
Tips for making homemade crumbles
- So hold the pastry bag — Holding the piping bag at a 45 degree angle 1/2 inch from the surface, gently squeeze the bag and then pull it over. Touch the parchment paper with the tip to finish the line.
- If you don't have a piping bag — If you don't have a piping bag, use a resealable sandwich bag. Cut off a small part of a corner and fill the bag with the mixture.
- Which tip to use? — If you have a choice of piping bag tips, a #4 round tip is perfect for this recipe.
- How to store sprinkles in the freezer — If you store the sprinkles in the freezer, thaw them by pouring the desired amount onto a piece of parchment paper and letting sit at room temperature. Spreading the sprinkles out on parchment will allow any condensation from the freezer to dissipate without everything sticking together.
“If it's so easy to make crumbles at home, why bother buying them?” Also, doing them with kids helps so they have fun creating their own designs for them.” —Noah Vellush-Rogers
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
2 1/2 tablespoon Water
2 tablespoon corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extractor excerpt of your choice
gel food coloring
Gather the ingredients.
Line 2 to 3 baking trays with parchment paper and set aside. Prepare as many piping bags as the colors you want to make using a 4mm round tip.
Combine the powdered sugar, water, corn syrup and extract in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.
Mix on medium speed until completely combined into a thick paste. If mixture is too thick and not squirtable, add water 1/4 teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is achieved. If the mixture is too thin and runny, add powdered sugar, one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
Divide the mixture into the same number of bowls as the colors you want to make. Add drops of food coloring to each bowl. Make it a little darker than the color you want as it will lighten after curing.
Fill the mixture into the prepared piping bag and pipe straight lines horizontally from left to right onto the parchment-lined baking sheet. Space the lines 1/2 inch apart.
Once all plumbing is plumbed, allow the tin shells to sit at room temperature for at least 12 hours.
When the lines are completely dry, use a knife or table scraper to cut the sprinkles to the desired length and store in an airtight container.
How to store and freeze it
- Store the sprinkles at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 1 month, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
- If you're storing the sprinkles in the freezer, thaw them by pouring the desired amount onto a piece of parchment paper and letting sit at room temperature. Spreading the sprinkles out on parchment will allow any condensation from the freezer to dissipate without everything sticking together.
- Try different shapes — Create different sprinkle shapes by squirting small dots, stars or hearts instead of lines.
- Flavor the crumbles — Alter the flavor of the crumbles by using extracts like almond, cinnamon, orange, etc.
- Use of natural colors and flavors — Make all-natural flavored and colored sprinkles by adding powders like cocoa powder, powdered freeze-dried fruit, matcha, instant coffee, etc.
- Avoid corn syrup — If you don't want to use corn syrup, you can make royal icing and prepare it the same way.