Colored decorating sugar is a terrific way to jazz up baked goods. Next time you need to make yummy decorated cookies to serve friends or a gift to give that hard-to-shop-for someone, pull out the sugar and make some magic. You can purchase pre-made decorating sugar; but if you want to whip up a batch of tasty treats and the store is closed, or you just love to DIY, try making your own. It’s easy, fun, and well worth the efforts!
A small jar of sugar, containing four colors, costs almost $7. Higher-end brands can cost up to $10 for a single color. Save some money and try this:
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You can use your homemade decorating sugar for cookies, cakes, cupcakes, ice cream, sundaes, and anything that could use a dash of color and sweetness.
Another great idea is to package some for the baker in your life. Make a variety of colors that your recipient will love. This is really the benefit of making your own; you can create subtle tones that are much richer than anything you can buy in a store. Take a look on Amazon and buy some cute glass jars with tight fitting lids. Arrange the jars and some other baking essentials in a basket or baking dish, and there you have it. This makes a wonderful, and very inexpensive, birthday gift for someone.
Once you use decorating sugar, it becomes a must-have in your kitchen. Why spend a fortune on buying commercial products when you can easily, quickly, and inexpensively make your own at home? The reason why many people bake is because they enjoy creating and making delicious treats for themselves, their friends, and their families. Take it just one simple step further and mix up a few batches of your favorite colored decorating sugar.