Colored Sprinkling ‘Sugar’…

COLORED ‘SUGAR’

How fun!  The photo above shows the standard colors that come in a box of food coloring…but don’t stop there.  Become your own colorist and experiment to make fabulous custom/designer shades for all your baking needs.  (See chart below.)

I use Whey Low Granular and it works beautifully.  But, since WL seems to be more ‘moist’  – at least in my climate – left out, it tends to clump.  So I also added a touch of cornstarch to help keep it dry and clump free with the added moisture of the liquid coloring.

I can’t wait to use this on top of a snowy-white low-sugar Cream Cheese Frosting-iced cake!

EDIT:  My friend said she just used the color POWDERS with Splenda Granular and it worked very well.  Good to know!!

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1/4 cup Whey Low Granular

2 drops liquid food coloring  (more drops for intense color)

1/4 teaspoon cornstarch – (if you will be storing the mixture or adding more than 2 drops color)

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In a small bowl place the WL (and cornstarch, if needed) and add the drops of coloring.  With the back of a spoon smoosh it around and stir until all lumps of color are gone.   Store in a sealable bag, or airtight jar/bowl.

This is a chart for custom colors using the basic red/green/yellow/blue that we can find anywhere.  Specialty stores will have more colors to choose from and thus give you an even greater range.  However, with the basic four you can make just about any color imaginable.

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Turquoise: 4 Drops of Blue, 1 Drop of Green
Brown: 5 Drops of Red, 6 Drops of Yellow, 3 Drops of Green
Purple: 1 Drop of Red, 1 Drop of Blue
Lime Green: 3 Drops of Yellow, 1 Drop of Green
Pistachio Green: 1 Drop of Yellow, 4 Drops of Green
Orange: 2 Drops of Red, 3 Drops of Yellow,
Peach: 1 Drop of Red, 2 Drops of Yellow
Salmon: 3 Drops of Red, 2 Drops of Yellow
Black: Equal amounts of all colors.

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Freddie Summers says:

    Oh my goodness – we are on the same wave length! I was just about to try this with my Whey Low because I have made lots of Whey Low sweetened sugar cookies this year to be decorated at the kitchen table. It is sort of a tradition in our house. We always have cookies to be iced sitting on the kitchen table…now I can add sanding sugar to the choices to decorate with! You are always so timely and wonderful. Happy Holidays!
    Freddie

  2. TakeTheCake says:

    Pretty! I LOVE pastel sugar sprinkles. To be able to add them to my sugar free holiday treats..well, what fun!

  3. CaSaundra says:

    Love colors–and colored sugar is even better! Would this work with Splenda??

    1. Linda says:

      I tried it with the LIQUID color and it didn’t work with the Splenda Granular. However a friend said she did it with the GEL colors and it took awhile, but finally came together.

      I will get some of the gels and report back…that would be GREAT, as I love my Splenda!!

    2. Linda says:

      I just heard from my friend and she said that the colored POWDERS worked best in Splenda Granular.

      YAY!!

  4. Judy says:

    Thanks! I was just thinking about using Whey Low (which I learned about from your blog – thanks!!) to make some cookies for my bible study social tomorrow

    1. Linda says:

      I tried it with the LIQUID color and it didn’t work with the Splenda Granular. However a friend said she did it with the GEL colors and it took awhile, but finally came together.

      I will get some of the gels and report back…that would be GREAT, as I love my Splenda!!

  5. di says:

    How FREAKIN’ adorable! I am thinking of SO many things to do with his idea of yours. You never disappoint!

  6. LuAnn says:

    Bravo!! EXCELLENT IDEA!

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