November 17, 2023

DIY Glitter/Coloured Sand & Toffee Sprinkles!

Make your own Glitter & Toffee Sprinkles!

You’d be surprised how easy it is to make your very own colourful cupcake sprinkles using 3 simple ingredients: Sugar, Food Colouring & Water! I’ve seen a few pins floating around saying that they have created ‘edible glitter’ which, I guess in a sense is true, but it’s definitely not as ‘sparkly’ as glitter…the effect is still pretty awesome though if you ask me : )

We experimented with two different ways of making sugar sprinkles and…both were DELICIOUS!

For the first version (GLITTER/COLOURED SAND SPRINKLES) you will need (per colour):

Make your own Glitter & Toffee Sprinkles!

1/3 cup sugar

Food colouring

Muffin/cupcake tray

Muffin/cupcake cases

Measuring tool


Make your own Glitter & Toffee Sprinkles!

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celcius

1. Add the 1/3 of sugar to a small bowl.

2. Add 15-20 drops of food colouring (depending on your desired colour)

3. Stir the sugar & food colouring together…it’s a great therapeutic exercise as you have to smash the two together quite vigorously to combine them thoroughly ; )

4. Once you have prepared each ‘colour’, put them into separate muffin cases into your muffin tin.

Bake for 10 minutes.

Once they are done, take them out of the oven & let them cool for a few minutes. Each ‘colour’ will be quite hard so you will need to mash/smash them up until they turn into a fine grain…you can take the arm work out of this part (like I did) and use a Bamix or ‘wazzer’ (as Jamie Oliver calls it) & ‘wazz’ the mixture up!

Place them into separate containers in anticipation for their ‘sprinkling’!

For the second version (TOFFEE SUGAR) you will need (per colour)

270g (1, 1/4 cups caster sugar)

5tbs of water

10 – 15 drops of food colouring

Baking tray

Baking foil

Olive oil spray – to grease


Make your own Glitter & Toffee Sprinkles!

1. Line a baking tray with the foil & spray with olive oil spray

2. Combine sugar, water & food colouring into a saucepan and stir over low heat until sugar dissolves

3. Increase heat to medium and boil for 7 -8 minutes until the mixture is completely ‘bubbling’. Your mixture is ready when you can drop a teaspoon of it into a glass of cold water & it cracks : )

4. Pour the mixture onto your greased & foil lined tray & leave it to set for 30 – 40 minutes.

Make your own Glitter & Toffee Sprinkles!

5. Your toffee should become one large piece!

6. Smash it until it forms small shards

7. To look like the above

8. Beautiful decoration for any cupcake : )

Make your own Glitter & Toffee Sprinkles!

I experimented with my Bamix (wazzer) and pulsed the mixture until it turned into little crystals too which turned out lovely!

Now for the FUNest part of all. Place all ingredients on the table (including cupcakes & icing) and let the kids get their creativity on!

Make your own Glitter & Toffee Sprinkles! Make your own Glitter & Toffee Sprinkles! Make your own Glitter & Toffee Sprinkles!

You can’t go wrong with sugar & cupcakes am I right (only on special occasions though…I forgot to mention it’s my birthday today!! HOORAY). I hope you enjoy : )

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2 thoughts on “DIY Glitter/Coloured Sand & Toffee Sprinkles!

  1. I never knew it was that easy to make sprinkles! I dont think im going to buy them anymore if its that easy! Plus I can get the kiddos into it as well! Thanks for the great post!

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