Coloured Sugars: A Fun Experiment!!!

Coloured Sugars

Okay class, do I have your attention? Quiet down there in the back. I’m trying to teach you something fun here. Okay who stole the props? *runs off to grab her ruler*

Now settle down people. You can all have a turn licking the jars I promise. You just have to wait your turn. Don’t make me come back there missy? Put down that ja…..

So if you guys were not already convinced I have too much time on my hands this should cinch it for you. If you were not already convinced I can take healthy food and make it unhealthy well, this wasn’t healthy to begin with so I cannot be held responsible for this one. I can however take something already yummy and flip it on its head. It’s what I do. Head flipping, it’s a talent. They are adding it to the pageant list as we speak. Seriously, I made a call. I have people.

So now that I have made sure you all know the Lunatic name is not in vain, we can continue our lesson. Please behave and pay attention or no jar licking for you!

Today’s lesson- how to take sugar and make it even more irresistible. Oh goody, this is going to be fun. Now pull up a chair and watch the magic happen.

Coloured Sugars

A Fun Experiment- Coloured Sugars!!!

How to make coloured sugars for baking and rimming glasses.

Ingredients

  • Sugar (duh)
  • Food colouring (double duh)

Instructions

  • Mix them. (triple duh)
http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2011/10/a-fun-experiment-coloured-sugars.html

Coloured Sugars

What? Huh? Oh, that’s not enough instructions for you? Okay people follow along now. Cop a squat. No fidgeting. I’m gonna tell ya little tale….

Once upon a time there was a beautiful lady named Lunie who was an absolute genius as well as the prettiest, skinniest lady in all the land. She had magic fingers and could turn any food into something bad for you. Yes children, she’s that good! Maybe one day they’ll name a country after her, or a pony, or she’ll get her own show on the food network. She’s that awesome children. One day people will talk about her like…she’s not actually crazy.

Okay that’s it. Who let the realist in here? No realists allowed. This is a fairy tale for goodness sake.

We begin our story here, in a little blog room that time forgot….*fade away, soft pretty music playing as unicorns dance by*

Coloured Sugars
THIS IS WHAT WE’LL BE MAKING TODAY 


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OUR FIRST COLOUR WILL BE PINK CUZ IT’S MY FAVE, IT’S SORT OF RED BUT I’M IN DENIAL AND CALLING IT PINK. OKAY ANYWAY TAKE SOME SUGAR


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POUR IT INTO A CUTE PINK BOWL


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FIND SOME RED PINK FOOD COLOURING


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ADD A FEW DROPS AND START MIXING


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DON’T PANIC, IT TAKES AWHILE TO MIX UP NICELY


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IT WILL END UP LOOKING LIKE THIS, YOU CAN ADJUST THE COLOUR IF IT’S NOT THE SHADE OF PINK YOU WANT


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NOW GRAB A GLASS AND SOME CORN SYRUP


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THIS GETS MESSY FOLKS BUT IT’S OKAY CUZ YOU GET TO LICK IT OFF SO WHO CARES RIGHT. POUR SOME CORN SYRUP ON YOUR FINGER AND RUN IT ALONG THE EDGE OF THE GLASS


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SEE, CORN SYRUPY, DON’T WORRY ABOUT SMUDGING THE GLASS, NO ONE WILL CARE WITH ALL THAT SUGAR IN THEIR SIGHTS


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NOW MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR SUGAR READY


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AND PREPARE TO DUNK


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SEE, FUN RIGHT


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REMOVE THE GLASS FROM THE BOWL


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AND VOILA, A FUN WAY TO DECORATE THE EDGE


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I WOULD LIKE TO THANK MY SUPPORTING CAST FOR THEIR HELP WITH THIS ONE


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OOPS, FORGOT MY FINGER, IT HAD THE STARRING ROLE AFTER ALL
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NOW ON TO GREEN, GRAB SOME SUGAR


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GRAB GREEN FOOD COLOURING AND CORN SYRUP


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MIX UP YOUR GREEN BATCH


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TILL IT LOOKS SORTA LIKE THIS


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RUN CORN SYRUP ALONG THE EDGE OF GLASS AND DUNK


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REMOVE


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PRETTY THINGS HAPPEN WHEN YOU REMOVE THE GLASS


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NOW FOR EXTRA FUN ADD SOME CANDY TO THE GLASS AND SET OUT AT A PARTY 


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THE SUPPORTING CAST, BIG APPLAUSE FOLKS


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MOVING ON TO BLUE


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GRAB SUGAR AND BLUE FOOD COLOURING


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GET READY TO ROCK N ROLL


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DON’T FORGET YOUR CORN SYRUP


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THIS TIME WE’LL USE A FUN LITTLE EGG CUP


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CUZ THAT’S HOW I ROLL, NOW PUT CORN SYRUP ON THE EDGE FOLKS


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DUNK AND REMOVE FOR BLUEY AWESOMENESS


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YOU CAN ADD SOME RASPBERRIES FOR FUN, LET THE KIDS DIP THEM
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I DON’T ADVISE USING AN EGG, THAT WOULD BE GROSS, NOT THAT I TRIED OR ANYTHING *PFFTT*


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LOUD APPLAUSE FOR THE SUPPORTING CAST FOLKS


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AND FOR OUR FINALE, YES WE ARE NEARING AN END HERE FOLKS *GEEZ*


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GET READY FOR YELLOWY GREATNESS


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MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR SUGAR AND FOOD COLOURING READY TO ROCK N ROLL


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AND CORN SYRUP, DON’T FORGET THE CORN SYRUP


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LINE THE EDGE OF THE GLASS AND DUNK


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REMOVE FOR YELLOW AWESOMENESS WE SPOKE OF EARLIER


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COULD THIS BE ANY PRETTIER


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NOW THIS IS FUN FOR THE KIDDIES, OR JUST YOU WHEN YOU’RE SITTING ON THE COUCH *DISCLAIMER- I DO NOT DO THIS*


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*OKAY SO I DO* NOW LICK THE MINI MARSHMALLOW AND DUNK, TRUST ME IT’S SO MUCH FUN


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THE SUPPORTING CAST TAKES A BOW
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I HOPE YOU PAID ATTENTION!
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WE’LL BE HAVING A POP QUIZ NOW, YOU READY?

Okay so I sure hope you enjoyed this one. There are about a thousand possibilities for this stuff. You can put it on the edge of just about anything. They’d be super fun on a cocktail for sure. If you’re wondering why I didn’t post any pics of that let me tell you a little something about your Lunatic. She does not drink. Like ever. Well, not never. I have had a drink before. But as a whole I don’t drink. Last time I did was almost 5 years ago, I had half a glass of wine at my birthday celebration and was looped for the rest of the night. Low tolerance for it. I can’t drink due to health reasons. Plus seriously if this is me sober can you imagine me looped??? Yah, I know right. Scary!

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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Comments

  1. 1

    Fun, fun, FUN post! (triple duh!). I've never made colored sugar – and I just love it on baked goods and appropriate alcoholic libations (which I'm guessing you shouldn't have!)

    Thanks SO much for sharing this….

    ~The Teachers Pet

  2. 2

    @The Teacher's Pet- Lol Ann, that cracked me up. I had way too much fun with this. Yah, me + alcohol = bad things happen.

  3. 3
    Tori @ The Shiksa in the Kitchen says:

    Seriously?? I left for like five minutes and came back and you have a new post up. And not just any new post, a rainbow colored sugar post!! So awesome. BTW, you wrote the comment of the week this week (tomorrow's Shiksa Picks). "I blame the puppy, she keeps biting my toes while I type…" sealed the deal.

  4. 4

    What a great post! So funny and they look amazing : )

  5. 5

    What a great post! So funny and they look amazing : )

  6. 6

    Yes ma'am. Absolutely, ma'am. Wouldn't dare, ma'am. If you say so, ma'am.
    I love the craziness, ma'am!!!

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    isabelleathome says:

    cool! you are a good teacher! :)

  8. 8

    Who knew it was so easy?! I am always bemoaning the fact that colored sugar is so expensive and now I am feeling incredibly stupid that I never thought of making it myself. Maybe it's because I failed "making food pretty 101." Oh well, with you as a teacher, I am hoping to improve my food appeal factor without effecting my pocketbook.

  9. 9
    Cookin' Cowgirl says:

    AWESOME!!!! Are you on pinterest? Cause I just pinned these. How much fun for a kids (or adults) party! These make me want a cocktail. I have a signature drink on my blog with colored sugar, but I have never tried to make it. buzz!
    PS I'm having my first ever giveaway today. Come check it out! :)

  10. 10
    Debbi Hook says:

    You make me laugh out loud…I love your posts – this was particularly entertaining (and, yes, informative too…here's a shiny apple!).

  11. 11
    Joan@chocolateandmore says:

    Great post, and sometimes it's just more fun to make your own colored sugar, especially with kids! And I never knew about the corn syrup trick, Will be doing this, probably on some hot chocolate mugs (very soon, like tonight even)
    Hugs!

  12. 12
    Adora's Box says:

    This was so cool (duh)! I bet you had fun making that.

  13. 13
    Paper Plates and China Recipe Blog says:

    So cute! Loved your little story about the prettiest lady in the land. Your pictures are outstanding. A perfect 10!

  14. 14
    healthyfoodietravels says:

    Very pretty! :) Great idea, and you can always serve non-alcoholic cocktails with those rimmed glasses ;)

  15. 15
    mividaenundulce says:

    I could not imagine how easy is to create colored sugar…you are amazing…

  16. 16
    Katherine Martinelli says:

    What a fun idea! I love this!

  17. 17
    Reem | Simply Reem says:

    What a fabulous post……..
    I love colored sugar, never made them.
    This is so much fun,I bet it makes alcohol looks even sexier…..
    Love it Kim.

  18. 18
    Jenn @ Baking Jenn's Blog says:

    This is so simple. I love it!

  19. 19

    very interesting and cute for kids party.

  20. 20
    Curry and Comfort says:

    This would be something so fun to do with my kids. What a great way to make rainbow sugar cookies. Mmmm! This student loved the lesson and no it wasn't me making all that noise in the back of the room. ; ) Have a great weekend!

  21. 21
    Lindsey@Lindselicious says:

    So fun and pretty! They came out great!!

  22. 22

    You are too funny…I can only imagine you looped…LOL. First, I want to thank you for all your kindnesses…for stumbling my post, for visiting my new to foodbuzz friend, Desi, (she's trying to figure out the system and I know you understand how crazy that is!), and for being your sweet self!

    And now to your great post! These sugared rims are too fun…they'd be perfect on all sorts of cocktails and party drinks. The corn syrup around the rim is a wonderful hint~

    Hope you have a great weekend, Kim! xo

  23. 23
    claudia @whats cookin says:

    What a post it just makes you smile!

  24. 24

    Love, Love, LOVE this!! How fun! Christmas time…oh the possibilities!

  25. 25
    Stephanie says:

    Oh, the fun that could be had with colored sugar!!! Love it.

  26. 26
    Jen at The Three Little Piglets says:

    So much cheaper than buying containers in every color under the rainbow too!

  27. 27

    I always thought that the wetness of the coloring would clump the sugar and then you could not sprinkle it! Based on that I bought powdered food coloring. Well thanks to your post I now know better–great info to have.

  28. 28

    I think your experiment turned into something incredible..looks so good and helpful, Kim! I love your photos..awesome post!!!

  29. 29
    savoryandsavage says:

    Loved this post. I always wondered if people actually went out and bought different colored sugars – now I know – they make them!

  30. 30
    Grubarazzi says:

    Funny post and great pics! Now, what kind of sugary liqoury martini will you be making me with this experiment?

  31. 31

    Brilliant! I always wondered exactly how to decorate the edges of a glass like this, and now I know. I think my favorite is the blue sugar… so pretty!

  32. 32
    Torviewtoronto says:

    love the beautiful colours you have chosen

  33. 33

    Congrats on well deserved top9! It is such a helpful post!!!

  34. 34
    foodblogandthedog says:

    I'm loving the yellow! It reminds me of buttercups and Easter chicks. I'm just imagining it sprinkled on Coco Pops, cool!!

  35. 35
    Mother Rimmy says:

    How fun is this! Perfect timing for holiday cookie making.

  36. 36

    @Tori- Lol, I'm a postaholic some days. This was so much fun. Thanks so much for picking me. It's great when my insanity draws attention to me. Lol!

    @Lynds- Thanks so much!

    @Ping- Rofl, you kill me, in a good way.

    @isabelleathome- Thank you!

    @Kristen- I had no idea if it would work but I figured what the heck, you only live once. Lol!

    @Cookin' Cowgirl- Yes I am, and I am so stoked and so touched you pinned me. Let me know if you try this. It's super easy. You just have to break the clumps a bit if your store it for awhile.

    @Debbi- Lol, yah an apple. And thank you!

    @Joan- I am so glad you liked it. Make sure you let me know how yours turns out. Corn syrup rules. Love that stuff.

    @Adora's Box- I had a blast.And thanks.

    @Paper Plates and China- Aw, you are so sweet. I really appreciate it.

    @healthyfoodietravels- Thanks. I am planning on doing up a drink post with my fave non-alcohol drink soon.

    @mividaenundulce- You are too sweet. Thank you!

    @Katherine- Thanks!

    @Reem- Thank so much. Hope you try it out on a sexy night. Lol!

    @Jenn- Thank you!

    @kankana- Thanks so much!

    @Curry and Comfort- Lol, okay I'll believe it wasn't you. Thanks so much. This was tons of fun.

    @Lindsey- Thank you!

    @Lizzy- Aw, thanks. You are so welcome. I love to find new blogs and meet new people. You are too sweet. I used to use water but the sugar doesn't stick as well. Plus licking corn syrup and sugar is just doubly awesome. And yes, me looped is a very interesting thing. Lol!

    @Claudia- You are so sweet!

    @Erin- Thanks. I know right. Christmas and sugar are calling my name after this. Lol!

    @Stephanie- Thanks so much.

    @Jen- Thanks. And yup, cheaper always better. I am a total cheapskate these days.

    @Tina- It does clump a bit so you just smack the heck of it with a spoon. It breaks up perfectly. Sort of like brown sugar that's been around awhile. And just don't go wild with the colour. I hope you try this out. I'd be curious to see what you could do with it.

    @Sandra- Thanks so much my dear!

    @savoryandsavage- Yup, I just thought if it can be bought, it can be made. Used to do this all the time for virgin daiquiri's for the kids.

    @Grubarazzi- Ah, I wish I could but no alcohol for this chiquita. Docs orders. Sucks to be me. Lol!

    @Nicole- Thanks so much. I love the blue too but I think the yellow is my fave.

    @Torviewtoronto- Thank you so much!

    @Sandra- Aw, thanks so much my dear!xx

    @foodblogandthedog- Lol, that would be so good. I am very fond of the yellow too. The pic does not do it justice. It's so sparkly and shiny.

    @Mother Rimmy- Thank you so much. I cannot wait to show everyone what you can do with it for Christmas.

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    Aroma y Cocina says:

    Really sweet post! Lovely to get into the kitchen with the kids!
    I find it great!

    Begoña

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