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How to Tint Sugar

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Written by Darlene Michaud   

How to Tint Sugar
decorative sugar

If you want tinted sugar for decorating holiday cookies or cupcakes save money by making your own tinted sugar! You can tint granulated sugar, coarse sugar, and even raw sugar. Tinting sugar is so easy! Once you know this trick you'll always have tinted sugar whenever your need it!

Step 1:  GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS -- You will need just two ingredients to tint sugar.  Sugar and food coloring.  You can use granulated sugar or coarse sugar. Tinted coarse sugar (raw sugar is also coarse) looks great sprinkled on cookies or cupcakes.  Tinted granulated sugar is also nice on cookies or cupcakes but is also pretty sprinkled over a frosted cake.

Step 2:  GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES -- Collect some small yogurt containers or any small container with a cover. If you do not have any containers you can use zip lock bags.

Step 3:  COLOR YOUR SUGAR -- Put a drop or two of food color in your small container.  Cover the container and shake it with just the food coloring in it.  Then open the container and add some sugar.  Cover and shake again.  Check the color of the sugar.  If it's too dark, add more sugar and shake again.  If it's too lite, put a drop of food color on the inside of the cover of the container, close the container and shake some more.  If using a plastic bag, put the drop in the bag and press on the bag to spread the food coloring before you add the sugar.  Then add the sugar and shake the bag!

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DJ_Lyons said:

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
December 18, 2009
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