I am sharing on this page, my technique on how to color sprinkles. And I say easy because it is literally such. No need for any special decorating skills or tools.
I used this method to decorate my sprinkles inside cupcakes. I was initially planning on using store bought sprinkles but I could not find them in the color combination I wanted. The theme for the cupcakes was blue. I thought it would be boring to use a single shade of blue for the cupcakes filling and had to resort to coming up with the colors my own. Here are the cupcakes I made with a combination of 2 custom colored blue shades.
These technique is a real life saver when you need sprinkles in a shade that is not availble in stores. I also love the fact that I am able to customize the colors to the exact shades I want and in any color combination I want. Its a technique I discovered by chance and since it worked out so well for me, I am all excited to share the technique with you.
These are the supplies I used for coloring my own sprinkles
White sprinkles - I bought these from local cake decorating suppplies shop. They are sold in both bulk quantities as well as smaller retail packages. I prefer to buy retail packages depending on my projects. That way I dont have to keep the extras for too long in my refridgerator.
Gel food coloring - I used Wilton royal blue food coloring. Despite the 2 shades of blue produced in the image above, both were made using royal blue color.
Toothpick - I used a tooth pick to as Wilton colors come in tiny plastic jars that cannot squeeze the coloring out. The toothpick is used to transfer the color onto the sprinkles. If you are using Americolor, you will be able to squeeze the color straigt out of the bottle and as such, do not require a toothpick.
And here is how I colored the sprinkles