How to Make Your Own Sprinkles at Home Slideshow

The Batter

It all starts with the batter, which is made of ingredients that you probably have sitting in your kitchen at this very moment. To make our batter, we used cornstarch, sugar, vanilla extract, and milk to create a thick but spreadable frosting-like consistency. 

Food Coloring

Once you have the batter for your sprinkles, the possibilities are endless in terms of colors. Just mix and match food coloring to get the spectrum you desire.

Pastry Tools

There is one piece of equipment that you might need to head to the store for, and that’s a pastry bag and tip. To make sprinkles, the best pastry tip to use is one with a 1/16-inch opening. This will allow you draw any sprinkle design you had in mind. 

Quins

For quins, we piped out tiny little dots onto the parchment paper. The best part about making your own sprinkles is that each quins will be different and unique. 

Jimmies

The origins of jimmies start with a line. Once our piped-lines hardened overnight, we cut them into ¼ inch pieces.

 

Hearts

Now all of your high school doodling will be put to good use, because the preciseness of the pastry tip lets you draw tiny hearts. All you have to do is connect the dots. 

The Recipe

Don't just stop at the batter and frosting when you're baking, because sprinkles are easy to make-at-home, too. Just a few simple ingredients from your pantry and a knack for mixing food coloring will give you jimmies, dots, and even hearts to have on hand for decorating any labor of love you've just baked up.

Click here to see the recipe.