Hello there friends! Have you checked out the new business going on up top of the blog? Look at that logo, so awesome! I am thankful to have talented and amazing friends who can help me with these creative blog things. I also added social media buttons to the right, but let me know if they aren’t working. They seem to be rather touch and go sometimes.
Anywho, let’s talk Homemade Vegan Sprinkles.
I know that sprinkles are normally something you would think to make homemade. Usually all the attention goes to bread or granola or something much more logical. But I’m weird and like to make everything possible from scratch, just to see if I can. (Plus, what is in some of those sprinkles at the store?!)
The longest part of this recipe is the downtime. Waiting for the sprinkles to dry and having the patience to not touch them is the most tempting part, but don’t do it! You will end up with a lot of mushy icing that won’t crumble into proper sprinkles, trust my mistakes.
Let’s talk ingredients. It’s simple, you see! Powdered sugar, vanilla, salt, Ener-G and water. Instead of the original meringue powder or egg white powder, Ener-G will give us the stiff texture we want when the sprinkles are dried.
Tools for battle. Spatula for scooping, bag for piping and parchment paper for drying. You will need a lot of parchment paper if you are going to pipe all the sprinkles at the same time. A dining room table or large kitchen counters are great for this step!
Combine ingredients and add desired food coloring. I used Wilton gel food coloring, but I know beet juice is sometimes used to get more of a pink color.
Now scoop into your plastic bag, snip a tiny corner off (smaller than you think, you can always cut it bigger, but you can’t make it smaller!) and pipe away. I found that thinner is better than thicker, and once you find a groove you are in sprinkle piping heaven.
The lines absolutely don’t need to be perfect, you are going to breaking them up into sprinkles anyway. Let dry, break up the lines of icing, and sprinkle your heart away.
Sprinkles on your cake, sprinkles on your oatmeal, sprinkles on your roommate, sprinkles on your cat, get into it!
p.s. I’m still working on the making pictures bigger business, bear with me!
- Homemade Sprinkles 2 cups confectioner's sugar 1 teaspoon Ener-G 1 tablespoon warm water 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Pinch of salt If desired Spread out a piece of wax paper or parchment paper where you are going to be piping and drying sprinkles. They will need to sit for 24 hours plus additional if needed, food coloring, so make sure they won't need to be moved for an entire day. Sift confectioner's sugar into medium bowl or whisk lightly to break up clumps. Add Ener-G, salt, and vanilla. Stir to combine. , Add water in 1/2 teaspoon increments until mixture is smooth enough to pipe, but still rather thick. Add less than you think will be needed, more can always be added later. Add desired food coloring until ideal color is achieved. Fill Ziploc or pastry bag with mixture, ensuring air bubbles are pressed out before piping. Cut a very tiny corner off the the bag, just enough to pipe lines to desired width. Remember, cut off less corner initially, more can be cut later. Pipe lines of the frosting onto paper, don't worry about them being perfect! Let dry for 24 hours. When completely dry, cut into 1/4 inch long pieces with knife or break apart with fingers for a more free form length. Store in refrigerator in a sealed container.
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