Mardi Gras King's Cake~ Make Your Own Colored Sugar!

There are a lot of King's cakes recipes out there for Mardi Gras, and they all seem to have something in common- the deliciously colored sugar sprinkled on top! I personally think that what they charge for colored sugar in those little spice jars from the baking section is practically highway robbery, so I make my own! :-)

Here's how you do it. Put some regular, white sugar into a tupperware container with a lid, and drip a few drops of your desired food coloring into it.

Put the lid onto the container, and shake it until the color is fully mixed with the sugar.

Remove the lid to reveal your very own
(and very cheap) colored sugar!

Voila! Colored sugar, easy peasy!

Looking for some King's Cake recipes to go with your awesome sugar?

Here's a recipe from Brooklyn Farmhouse.

I think this cupcake variation from
Inner Citings is just too adorable!

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  1. How pretty! I want to make some colored sugar just to do it!! I like how on your projects you always post plenty of pictures to explain everything and do not just "assume" we know what you are talking about! It really helps those of us who are a little more craftily-challenged than others! ~ Kathy

  2. Love to make the colored sugar -- hate to make the king cake! I do like your baby cupcakes. As always, thanks for sharing!!

  3. I've never tried the colored sugar but will give it a go. I like all things frugal!
    Pax - Lena

  4. I've done this to color coconut, but not sugar before. We'll give this a try!


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