These Homemade Sprinkles are so much fun to make! They are easy, taste of vanilla and can be made in any color you wish to decorate your favorite birthday cake, cupcake or those funfetti cookies you see all over the Internet but haven’t tried yet!
3tablespoonsplant based milk (almond, oat, soy, rice)or water
2tablespoonslight corn syrup
In a medium bowl, sift the powdered sugar. Then add the milk, corn syrup and vanilla extract.
Stir until everything is well combined and the mixture starts getting glossy. You can use a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, a hand mixer or simply do it by hand with a spatula. If using an electric mixer, mix on low speed until smooth and then switch to medium speed for a few seconds.
The mixture will be thick, smooth and glossy. If it’s too thick, add some water, one teaspoon at a time.
Divide the icing into separate bowls and add the food coloring. Start by adding 1-2 drops, mix and check the color. Stir until well combined.
Transfer to the piping bags fitted with a #3 tip.
Pipe long lines on a parchment paper. Let dry overnight. Don't cut them until they are completely dry or they will stick to each other.
Once lines are fully dry, cut into pieces with a knife and store in an airtight container.
Light corn syrup is used to provide elasticity to the mixture, so it doesn’t break when piping the lines. If you don’t like it, you can omit it.
If you don’t you have small round piping tips, you can use a piping bag and cut out the tip, or a sealable plastic bag and just cut the corner off and start piping.
Cover the bowls of icing that you’re not using while you are transferring them to the piping bags. The top of the mixture dries out quickly.
Sprinkles fade a bit when drying. Start with 1-2 drops of food colouring per bowl and keep adding until you get the desired color, then add a bit more just to compensate the fading once dried.
NUTRITION INFORMATIONThe information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.See our full nutrition disclosure.