3 Homemade Dessert Decorations — Sprinkles, Fondant & Edible Glitter

Baking can be very fun and relaxing, and in the end your efforts are rewarded with culinary delights. But the best part about baking is adding the finishing touches to your desserts with creative decorations such as sprinkles, fondant, and glitter. But what happens when you realize you have none of these things on hand at the last minute? Have no fear, because we'll show you how to easily make your own at home!

1. Homemade Colored Sprinkles

You'll Need:

  • 5 oz powdered sugar, sieved
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • food coloring

Here's How:

1.1 Stir the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, corn starch, honey, and water together and divide the mixture into 3 bowls.

1.2 Mix a different food coloring into each bowl and pour each color into a piping bag.

1.3 Pipe small dots and long lines from each color onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

1.4 Let the colorful dots and lines dry and then cut the lines with a knife. Put your homemade sprinkles in a container and they're ready to go the next time you need to decorate a cake.

2. Homemade Fondant

You'll Need:

  • 10 oz bag of marshmallows
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 16 oz powered sugar
  • food coloring

Here's How:

2.1 Place the marshmallows in a large bowl and add water. Place the bowl inside a pot with some water in it and let the marshmallows melt over the hot water bath while stirring regularly. You can also melt them in the microwave.

2.2 Spread powdered sugar on your work surface. Place the melted marshmallow mass in the center and knead it with powdered sugar until smooth. Add the food coloring as needed and knead the mass until the color is evenly absorbed.

2.3 Microwave the mass again so that it's easier to work with. Then shape and use the fondant as desired.

3. Homemade Edible Glitter

You'll Need:

  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • gel food coloring

Here's How:

3.1 Add the food coloring to the sugar and mix with a spoon.

3.2 Sprinkle the colored sugar on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and bake at 350°F for 10 minutes. Pour the sugar into a container so you have it on hand when you want to decorate cookies, cakes, and whatever else your heart desires.

With these 3 tricks in your arsenal, people will swear your treats were made by a professional pastry chef! It only takes a few simple steps to create the most amazing desserts all by yourself.


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