Dye your own sprinkles & sugar crystals

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Sometimes you have an event with a SPECIFIC color scheme.  For my cousin’s wedding her colors were metallics and turquoise.  I always request samples of the colors so I can match them as closely as I can.  The silver and gold was easy to get for topping the cupcakes with, but bronze and turquoise was harder.  SO I decided to make my own.

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Each topping for the wedding cupcakes was not only different colors, but different mediums too.  We wanted people to be easily able to tell them apart! White non-perils, Silver dagrees, Gold foil stars… so we decided on Bronze sugar crystals and Turquoise sprinkles!

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But they don’t Sell those colors, so I bought them in clear sugar crystals and white sprinkles and bought bronze airbrush paint (I would have used gel if they had it) and turquoise gel

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Start by putting your dye in a thick plastic bag.  The Airbrush paint is much thinner and I ended up using MUCH more, but better to start small, you can always add more.  With the gel I started small, and ended up not adding any at all!

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Add your crystals and sprinkles and MIX!  My kids loved this part, they shook the bag, massaged the gel in, etc…  adding more coloring if you need it.

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you can see I got it really close to the samples she sent (the broze is hard to see cause it’s a mesh ribbon – second from the right).  they were perfect!  And I used the same turquoise to dye the vanilla frosting and the “blue” red velvet cupcakes so they all matched!

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Ashlee
Ashlee has been cake decorating for 8 year, and blogging for 6+. She has 5 children ages 2-12 that she enjoys throwing parties for. She loves to bake, cook, crochet, knit, do home improvement, graphic design, photography and writing.
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