Monday, April 30, 2012

{sprinkle tinting}

deer heart

my heart did skip a beat or two
 when I found out I could
tint my own sprinkles
{yes.....tint my own sprinkles.....happy dance x100} 

all you need are white cake sprinkles
{called Jimmies}
and powder food colours

put your white Jimmies in a glass jar
{I like using a glass jar so you can see the magic}
add some powder food colour
and shake
 more colour = an intenser shade

I am sooooo addicted
{kinda like my pom pom addiction you can revisit here and here}
my dear heart is very happy
about this marvelous discovery
{heard about it here first}


thank you for your San Francisco help in my last post
all your lovely spots are written down in my notebook
 I hope to visit many 

happy sprinkle colouring


Pinecone said...

I love that you can make the color as intense as you want to!!

Me thinks you are going to have some fun with this for awhile ; )!!

andrea creates said...

Super!! custom jimmies in pretty colors!! i'll have to try this : )

Blondie's Journal said...

How fun! Now...where did you find the powder flood coloring? I have never heard of it!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love that sweet deer! Enjoy your week! Happy May!

Hearts Turned said...

Love those colors, Koralee! Can't wait to try this...saw iton Pinterest but haven't gotten to it yet...thanks for the reminder!

Wishing you the loveliest of days, dear friend...

Unknown said...

Your Blog is super AWESOME!

Jen Beaudet said...

It sure does look like you're having fun! Now you can get the exact color you want. :)
Have a happy day!

Vintage Home said...

...well I am so pleased you let us in on this!....Yummy happy cupcakes!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Oh how fun! The colors are so pretty! :)

Sewn With Grace said...

How cool is this? Sprinkles make me happy!

Trisha Brink Design said...

What fun! :) can't wait to see what wild color combinations you decide to come up with next.... Happy sprinkling!!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Loving the variation of shades..filing this away to try myself. Awesome!

Paula said...

Sweetheart Koralee, What a fun post! I love your sweet deer! Oh, the heart on the nose is perfect!:) And, I love your tinted sprinkles! They are beautiful! I am so happy for you sweetie! I am especially fond of the pink, as that is my favorite color! Your cupcake looks so pretty! I love the floral cups you baked them in! So much prettiness and sweetness! Happy dance indeed! Have fun dear heart! Love, Paula xoxo.... PS~ I hope you have a wonderful trip and enjoy all the places you go and find lots of pretties to bring home and enjoy!

vintage grey said...

How fun to create your own colors of sprinkles!! Think of all the possibilities!! Love all the colors you have done so far!! So pretty!! It could see aqua and a mint green!! ;) Have a great night! xo Heather

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Koralee, these are just beautiful and wonderful! Gorgeous photos and beautiful colors. :) Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!


Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Koralee~I've wanted to attempt this for some time. May I ask where you found the jimmies and food coloring powder?
Sweet wishes,

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

NO WAY !!!!!!! I am so gonna get myself some Jimmies and colored powder ....... Tastes almost as delish as they look!

i.ikeda said...

Oooh, that's really good to know. I've had trouble sometimes looking for a specific color of sprinkles and not finding it at the stores around me. Thank, thank you for sharing this. It will definitely come in handy. Lots of hugs to you, sweet lady. Xoxo

Dagmar said...

So lovely..there will be many many of your followers buying and dyeing "jimmies"....just to get that perfect sprinkle color.

Teresa Kasner said...

You'll have to tell us where we would find white sprinkles and colored powder - sure looks fun! I do hope you have dinner in Chinatown and that you have Prawns with Honey Walnuts! Have fun! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Maria said...

Wow, Koralee!
You are a dear heart for sharing your amazing ideas with us!
I'll have to look for powdered food coloring ~ Your sprinkle colors are going to make lots of smiles!
The baby blue ones are really sweet!

Wishing you a happy May filled with many sweet moments ♥

God bless you, always*
~ Maria

It's me said...

How nice !!! sweet deer!!!,...enjoy your from

Alessandra said...

I like the sprinkle but love the paper cups more, pinned!!!


The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

oh MY GOODNESS!!!!!! custom sprinkles!!!! or should i say "jimmies" in new jersey -- the little round ones are sprinkles and the long ones are "jimmies" even though most protest! LOL!!! whatever the name -- I LOVE IT!!!! but every thing you present is picture perfect...thanks for the big smile this early morning : ) (hugs)!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

KORALEE! I have never ever heard of or seen powdered food coloring, but I must RUN OUT TO see if I have just missed it! This is a great idea to make MY OWN SHADE OF AQUA, I HOPE! Wonderful idea and isn't it fun that the little things can put such a huge smile on our faces?

LOVE LOVE LOVE MY DEAR and may you have wonderful weather for your 4th and 5th grade event! We are expected to have "SEVERE" weather tonight!!!!!! PRAY FOR US!

LOVE Anita

tinajo said...

I didn't know that, thanks for sharing - would be great fun to try! :-)

Unknown said...

Who wudda thunk it?! This is so cool. Have to teach the kid-lings this ... they'll have a ball.

Have a great day ~

jeanette from everton terrace said...

They must have invented that just for you! If I had seen it somewhere else, it surely would have made me think of you :)

Rizzi said...


Tiedupmemories said...

Oh cool! I love your discovery!!
Thanks for sharing!!!

Martina said...

Playing with colors is amazing - whatever shape it takes! And always enlivening and fun. Love your little deer above dear, so darling! You sprinkle happiness all over blogland!

Crafted by Carly said...

What a brilliant tip! Thanks for sharing!!! You made some beautiful, beautiful pinks & blues! :-)

Madelief said...

Thank you for the tip Koralee. I am really happy with it!

Your cupcakes looks beautiful.

Happy new week,

Madelief x

Amber said...

how cool! I never knew you could do this. Definitely gonna try this out!

Monica said...

Oh what a great ideas! And we do love sprinkles at our house -- this just adds to our joy :)

Prudence said...

That is super fun Koralee!!

à la parisienne said...

I've been wanting to buy some new food coloring (for macarons) but now that I know I can dye my own sprinkles, I'm not going to wait any longer!

Lately, I've been dying a lot of fabrics/ribbons with RIT and I'm obsessed! It's funny how little things like that can totally rejuvenate a person's creativity!

Hope your week is going well.


Ana said...

How wonderful! Love all the pretty different shades of pinks and blues you got. Thanks for sharing the tip. Where did you find the Jimmies and food color powder? I get I can find some at Michael's. Happy May.

Hugs and Smiles,

polkadotpeticoat said...

These look so sweet.....I love San Francisco....have fun!

wendy said...

well, that does sound cool indeed. I didn't even KNOW there was powdered food coloring??

Helen Philipps said...

That is a delightful discovery, colouring jimmies in pretty shades of your very own choice!! Thank you for sharing the idea, Koralee. The sweet deer is very cute too. Have a wonderful trip!
Helen x

cafenoHut said...

That is great Koralee,these colors are make me happy.
(And I'm sory for my late reaply, of course you can share that magazine when you want)

mama bleu said...

well that's the coolest thing ever!
happy.....very happy colors!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

For real??? Woohoo...this is gonna be fun!

What great pictures and what a great time the grands are gonna have makin' their own colors!!! Thanks sweetie!

Have yourself a fantastically blessed day!!! :O)

Ruby and Arthur said...

What a sweet idea! thanks for sharing, jean

Sue said...

Oh this is so cool! My brain is going to all sorts of colors!!

Unknown said...

oh my heavenly word! how fun ... and how fun are you? these pictures are adorable!!! xoxo