Makes about 2 cups of sprinkles
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tbsp meringue powder
1/4 tsp extract
2-4 tbsp warm water
pinch of salt
Gel food coloring
In a bowl, sift the powdered sugar. In another small bowl whisk together 2 tbsp warm water with the meringue powder until foamy and then whisk in the extract of your choice, salt, and food coloring. Add the meringue mixture to the powdered sugar and whisk until a thick paste forms. If it’s still a little dry add the other 2 tbsp of water.
- To form the sprinkles use a round piping tip. A little trick to make the piping easier on your hands is to tie a twist tie around the top of the piping bag. Gather a small amount of the paste to the tip and leave the rest of the paste above your hand. Look at the picture for more detail.
- A faster and easier way to make the sprinkles is by using a metal pastry comb. Spread the paste with a small offset spatula on the wax paper. Use the smallest side of the metal comb and scrape the paste gently along the wax paper so you don’t rip the wax paper. You might have to go over it a few times. Repeat the process until all of the paste is gone.