**This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Jenna (2), the winner of the Cookie Cravings Digital Package**
It started out with a website for my cake business and the blog was mainly a platform to showcase the most recent creations. Nowadays, it has everything from cake and other dessert recipes to fondant tutorials.
What better way to celebrate a birthday or anniversary … ahhh, lets embrace it – blogiversary – than cupcakes. As you might know, I am currently in an oven-less situation here in Thailand, but I enjoy buying (so far the best kinds have been coconut and banana) and decorating them at home.
I used a simple powdered sugar+shortening+milk frosting, but to my dismay I couldn’t find any of my sprinkles. It was a tough decision which caking items to take along to Thailand, so I guess the sprinkles didn’t make it.
But then it dawned on me, that I could make my own sprinkles from colorful fondant left-overs. There were some rainbow cupcake toppers in the recent past, so definitely a whole range of color selection.
If you also want to make your own sprinkles, aside from fondant you need a piping tip with an opening in the desired size and shape for your sprinkles. I used a #3 round piping tip (top left image).
The fondant has to be rolled out fairly thin for this, then let it dry rolled-out for just a couple minutes. This will make cutting out the sprinkles soo much easier. Depending on your fondant consistency and use of cornstarch the cut out sprinkles will either just fall out of the tip (best scenario).
With a little stickier fondant they will stick together and form a snake inside the piping tip. I wouldn’t bother removing every single sprinkle after each cut, but simply separate the “sprinkle snake” with a knife tip (top right).
It could also happen that the little sprinkle dots stay stuck on your patch of fondant (bottom left). When this happened to me, I just lifted up the fondant piece and pushed the sprinkles out with my fingers.
Repeat the process with your choice of colors for your own unique sprinkle mix. I wouldn’t recommend this technique for all your sprinkle needs, but it comes handy in a pinch (when you are out of sprinkles like me) or if you cannot find sprinkles in your desired color(mix).
Maria from Two Peas & Their Pod wrote Cookie Cravings. An e-cookbook featuring amazing cookie recipes. To celebrate my 2nd blogiversary I would like to giveaway one Cookie Cravings Digital Package.
Aside from from the Cookie Cravings e-book the winner will also receive a copy of the e-cookbook Cookie Days, some very practical printables like gift tags, a kitchen conversion chart, recipes cards and more…
There are several ways to enter the giveaway. Please leave a separate comment for each one below.
1. Leave a comment below in the comment section.
2. Like SpecialtyCakeCreations on Facebook (then leave a comment)
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The giveaway is open internationally and you have a chance to enter until the end of April 9, 2012 (GMT). The winner will be chosen via random.org.