You would think that between the two of us, I would be the one suggesting homemade sprinkles? But no, this was all Andrew's idea - even down to buying the little spice jars to hold said sprinkles if we were successful. Well, Friday night after eating pizza we tested it out, and with our seamless (hah) teamwork, we did it! They are a little rough around the edges and they certainly don't look perfect like the ones you can buy at the store, but I told him I liked it that way, gives them a little extra character, don't you think? I went with the Easter-y colors this time, but I've also got yellow and orange and I am excited to try out all of them. Plus with the dye I can finally attempt royal icing sugar cookies - have you guys seen these amazing ones from Stephanie and Alana?
As for the rest of the weekend, it was mainly studying sprinkled with a bit of family time, a quick jam session, and some cookies that I hope to share with you guys soon. Not the most romantic of weekends, but a happy one nonetheless. And now I have sprinkles for all the cake I plan on cranking out for the next few weeks, because birthdays are coming up! Plural! Which means I should probably get out of bed now and run a few miles on the treadmill for all the impending sugar that is about to enter my life.
For the sprinkles we used this recipe, and we made a TON of sprinkles from it. Enough to fill 7 of those little spice jars, in fact. We made one big batch recipe and then separated out the mixture to different bowls before adding the food coloring. It definitely helps to have two people for piping bag filling purposes - which makes this a great activity for couples that like sugar as much as we do (okay, Andrew tolerates the sugar, I'm the one who loves it).