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Homemade Sprinkles with Royal Icing Rainbow Colors

Homemade Sprinkles with Royal Icing

Homemade Sprinkles are a super fun way to add color to any bake & they taste fantastic!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 2 cups


  • 1 pound (half bag) confectioner's sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 2 teaspoons oil-free extract
  • 1/2-3/4 cups warm water


  1. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper & prepare your piping bags using a #2 Wilton tip.
  2. Using a paddle attachment, gently mix the sugar and meringue powder.
  3. With the mixer on it's lowest setting slowly add the extract & then the water a tablespoon at a time to the dry ingredients. As the water is added, the icing will become thick and lumpy.
  4. Continue to add water until the mixture reaches a thick, honey-like consistency. At this point, turn the mixer to medium speed and whip 2-4 minutes until this icing is thick and fluffy. Mixing time can vary greatly so watch carefully and stop mixing when the icing is this enough to form a soft peak.
  5. Separate the icing and mix in your food coloring.
  6. Place the icing in piping bags & start piping lines. Get creative, get them close together on the pan to maximize the number of sprinkles.
  7. Let the sprinkles dry a few hours. They should be dry & break when you apply pressure. Chop or break to the desired length.
  8. Keep in an airtight container for up to two weeks.