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Hi Bold Bakers!

Did you know you could make your own Homemade Sprinkles?

When I made my own Homemade Fondant I ended up with leftovers that I didn’t want to waste. So I colored it, rolled it out and made my own Homemade Sprinkles, it was that easy! Learn how in the video and post below.

I couldn’t waste all of this fondant so I looked around online to see what I could do with it. And that is when I discovered how to make Homemade Sprinkles!How to make sprinkles, homemade sprinkles, sprinkles, how to decorate a cake, how to make homemade sprinkles

Color and shape the fondant any color you want depending on your baking project. Maybe you just want some pink sprinkles for a baby shower? Then you can create different shades of pink in cute shapes.

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I rolled out all of my fondant and cut it into sprinkles with a simple piping tip, because even if I don’t need it now I have it on hand for any “Cake Emergency” where I need a splash of elegance and color in a hurry. Best thing is they will last for months in an airtight container.

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Every cake needs sprinkles. They elevate the look of your cake, add color and always make desserts automatically look better.

I have expressed before that I am not a great cake decorator so I like to use little tricks to get big results, like using a butter knife to decorate my Funfetti Cake cake or the back of a spoon to decorate my Best Ever Chocolate Cake. Adding these Sprinkles on top transformed my dessert from a regular cake to a cake that screams celebration!

The best thing is you can make the color you want for your desserts and the exact shapes you need. It’s great to tell people you made your cake from scratch, including the sprinkles! I mean, who does that? We do on Bigger Bolder Baking! 🙂

4.76 from 29 votes
Homemade Sprinkles
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Author: Gemma Stafford
Ingredients
  • Left over scraps of Fondant
  • Food dye if you wish to color the fondant
Instructions
  1. If you want colored sprinkles add a little bit of food coloring using a tooth pick to your soft fondant.
  2. Knead the fondant on the counter to work the color through evenly
  3. on a counter dusted with icing sugar, roll out your scraps of fondant thin
  4. Using a piping nozzle cut out your sprinkles. Let them build up in the nozzle before tipping them out.
  5. Use whatever size piping nozzle you wish
  6. Use different cutters and sizes to customize your sprinkles
  7. Leave the sprinkles on a tray to dry out for a few hours
  8. Store in an air tight container at room temperature for months.

 

 

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  1. Rajae on September 3, 2015 at 9:04 am

    From morocco: I love all your recipes rajae <3

    • Gemma Stafford on September 4, 2015 at 8:10 pm

      Thank you so much for visiting my website. Stay tuned for more! 🙂

  2. MARGOT on August 24, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Ilove your videos thank you, are you argentine descendant?

    • Gemma Stafford on August 24, 2015 at 7:26 pm

      Thank you, Margot! I’m originally from Ireland. Thank you for watching! 🙂

  3. Amna on August 22, 2015 at 7:27 am

    Wow amazing but the fact is i dont know how to make fondant

  4. Rachel on August 21, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Can you please do a no machine cake batter ice cream for me?

    • Gemma Stafford on August 24, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      That’s a lovely suggestion, Rachel. I added it to my list. Thank you for watching! 🙂

  5. Daisy B. on August 21, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Can the sprinkles be stored in mini mason jars? For how long can they be stored?

    • Gemma Stafford on August 24, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      Hi Daisy! Yes, they can. Mason jars would be perfect. They should store well for a few months. I hope you enjoy!

  6. Alicia (MyCookieAddiction) on August 20, 2015 at 2:47 am

    Can you use the to make a funfetti cake?

  7. Sofia on August 19, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Wow Gemma you really are talented!I love you’re recipes sooooo much I wish I haven’t been able to subscribe because I’m only 10 and I don’t have a YouTube account yet but when I get one I will be sure to subscribe I love your channel I’m one of you’re Biggest!fans.

    • Gemma Stafford on August 25, 2015 at 5:32 pm

      Thank you so much, Sofia. I really appreciate it 🙂

  8. Sophia on August 19, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Now the fondont won’t go to waste!!! Great idea Gemma!!!!!❤️

    • Gemma Stafford on August 19, 2015 at 6:10 pm

      Exactly! Really glad you liked this recipe 🙂

  9. Audrey on August 19, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    How long can these sprinkles last (with butter in them)? Also, good idea to make sprinkles from fondant 🙂

    • Gemma Stafford on August 24, 2015 at 8:38 pm

      Hi Audrey! Your sprinkles should last for a few months in an airtight container. I hope you enjoy! 🙂

  10. sweety on August 17, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    we love it <3

  11. palakh jain on August 17, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    hi. its a lovely idea of making homemade sprinkles.
    one doubt was will they harden like confetti?
    also could do a colored sugar sprinkle video?

    • Gemma Stafford on August 24, 2015 at 7:55 pm

      Hi! They definitely harden like sprinkles. And a colored sugar sprinkle video is a great idea. I will add it to my list. I hope you enjoy!

  12. Jeanne on August 16, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    Awesome! I always watch your videos every week, i will try the recipes once i have a chance
    Thanks for always sharing ♡

    • Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      Delighted to hear that, Jeanna. Thanks so much for visiting my website 🙂

  13. cake lover on August 16, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    can I put the Sprinkles inside vanilla cake ?

    • Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      Sure 🙂

  14. Fiona on August 16, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Hey Gemma! Yet another creative unique recipe/tip to add to my repertoire! You are seriously a huge inspiration to me and I’m sure many other bakers!
    Much love,
    Fiona:)

    • Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2015 at 1:11 pm

      Aw, thanks so much for your sweet comment, Fiona. I really appreciate your support. Stay tuned for more 🙂

  15. Lila Yang on August 16, 2015 at 3:45 am

    Hi Gemma i really like your cooking skills it bring a lot of inspiration on what i could bake I really like your youtube channel i wonder can you make more mug cake cakes like maybe do a salted carmel mug cake and i really want to learn how to make a pineapple up side down cake sorry if im asking for too much

    • Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2015 at 12:45 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment, Lila. You can find a pineapple upside down mug cake in my recipe section. Hope this helps 🙂

  16. Kyra on August 15, 2015 at 5:02 am

    Hi Gemma! I LOVE this quick and easy recipe! I can’t wait to try it out! ? (PS: I absolutely love your channel!!!)

    • Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      Thank you so much, Kyra. I really appreciate it 🙂

  17. Anna on August 15, 2015 at 4:23 am

    I really love you.You are so creative I really want to meet you but I live in bosnia and hercegovina.It is great how you make everything yummy.You are the besttttt??

    • Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2015 at 12:35 pm

      Thank you so much for visiting my website, Anna. Delighted you like my recipes 🙂

  18. Nisha on August 15, 2015 at 3:06 am

    OMG that is amazing ???????

    • Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2015 at 12:32 pm

      Thanks so much, Nisha. Really glad you liked this recipe 🙂

  19. maryum noor on August 14, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    Thanks for your reply….and can you please make some cookies of different kind like nutella and strawberry and love you?????

    • Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2015 at 12:29 pm

      I will add it to my list, stay tuned 🙂

  20. Saima on August 14, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    OMG AWESOME THIS IS WHY I LOVE UR VIDEOS THEY’RE SO CREATIVE AND EASY THANK U !!!

    • Gemma Stafford on August 14, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      Thank you so much, Saima. Really glad you liked this recipe 🙂

  21. Sabiha usmani on August 14, 2015 at 7:51 am

    I am definitely going to try for my children.

    • Gemma Stafford on August 14, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      This is a really great recipe to make with kids and they can even create their own colors and shapes. I’d love to see photos if you do. Thank you for watching! 🙂

  22. ayesha nasser on August 14, 2015 at 5:45 am

    Could you show how to make kulfi? Its and indian traditional icecream. Could you please show how to make falooda too? Its and indian traditional sweet dessert. Please!

    • Gemma Stafford on August 14, 2015 at 1:13 pm

      Great suggestions! I will add them to my list. Thank you for watching! 🙂

  23. maryum noor on August 14, 2015 at 4:48 am

    Love your big and bolder baking… basically i am from pakistan and i try alot of your recepies specially the mug cakes thanks for your lovely recepies ☺?

    • Gemma Stafford on August 14, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      I’m delighted you enjoy my recipes. I’d love to see any photos of your Big & Bold treats. Thank you for watching!

  24. Roma on August 14, 2015 at 4:05 am

    Never realised you can make your own sprinkles, they are amazing and so easy. Thank you Gemma! I love your videos so much and I have been making so many of your recipes <3

    • Gemma Stafford on August 14, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      Thank you so much, Roma! I’m delighted you’re enjoying my recipes. Thank you for watching!

  25. Vibha on August 14, 2015 at 3:53 am

    Wow! Could you please make a no-machne sorbet? 😀

    • Gemma Stafford on August 14, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      Sorbet is a lovely idea. It’s definitely on my list. Thank you for watching!

  26. Lima on August 14, 2015 at 3:37 am

    Please add video on YouTube how toh makes sprinkle please I request you .. 🙂

    • Gemma Stafford on August 14, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      Hi Lima! Were you able to watch the sprinkles video posted here on my website?

      • Lima on August 14, 2015 at 1:40 pm

        Tnx for reply . You uploaded you’re YouTube channel please 🙂

  27. Aastha Surjan on August 13, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Amazing! ? just loved it!
    I have tried many of your recipies and they have tured out really well!
    I always wait for the thursday for your video!
    And i would definately try these out! ?

    • Gemma Stafford on August 14, 2015 at 11:06 pm

      Thanks so much, really glad you liked this video :). I am delighted you for excited for Thursday! It’s my favorite day too.

  28. Ananya on August 13, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Hi Gemma, those sprinkles look adorable and the cake you made I saw its video it was amazing,but can you tell any substitution for the eggs.

    • Gemma Stafford on August 14, 2015 at 11:20 pm

      Hi Ananya, Thanks so much, really glad you liked this weeks recipes :).Here is a chart I use for eggs. It tell you what to use to sub eggs for cookies, cakes etc. 🙂 http://bit.ly/egglesscooking

  29. Gulshen on August 13, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    LOVE IT! SO making this 🙂 what a fab way to use up all my scraps of fondant!!!!

    • Gemma Stafford on August 13, 2015 at 9:52 pm

      lol, right? I couldn’t throw it away and then it dawned on me to make sprinkles 🙂

  30. Gia on August 13, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Does this work with modeling chocolate??

    • Gemma Stafford on August 13, 2015 at 9:53 pm

      Hi Gia, I suppose it could work, and it will be easy to cut out and then let them dry too. It will work well 🙂

  31. Natalie on August 13, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    What a great idea! Overgrown out so much fondant over the years ?

    • Natalie on August 13, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      I mean I’ve thrown out so much fondant.

      • Gemma Stafford on August 14, 2015 at 11:27 pm

        🙂

    • Gemma Stafford on August 14, 2015 at 11:27 pm

      You see! you will do that no more. I had so much I couldn’t bear it throw it out so this popped into my head. 🙂

  32. aleshita on August 13, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    i love you channel and recepies and inspire me to create new thing and recepies

    • Gemma Stafford on August 13, 2015 at 11:29 pm

      Thanks so much, really glad you liked this recipe 🙂

  33. Marielle on August 13, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    I love this idea! This will do great if I ever run out of sprinkles. Also, do you know a good recipe for homemade poundcake?

    • Gemma Stafford on August 24, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      Hi Marielle! Yes, it’s definitely handy to have some sprinkles on the ready. I do have a great poundcake recipe. Stay tuned. 🙂

  34. Makayla on August 13, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Hi Gemma!!
    This recipie is amazing!! I would love love love to try it!! But where do I buy fondant?

    • Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      You can find my fondant recipe in the recipe section of my website. Hope this helps 🙂

  35. Dalal on August 13, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    I love you and your videos i cant wait all week for to watch ur vids , keep going xoxo

    • Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      Thank you so much for watching, I really appreciate it 🙂

  36. amaan on August 13, 2015 at 11:40 am

    omg the reason I love bigger bolder baking is because u can make something so simple like sprinkles and make it taste better than the store brought

    • Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2015 at 12:16 pm

      Thank you so much, really glad you liked this recipe 🙂

  37. Shika on August 13, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Hi Gemma!! I am so sorry about before I truly am! I am such a fan of yours and I love ur creations u are amazing I am thirteen maybe a little young but I really love baking once again sorry about before

  38. sumaiya on August 13, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Gemma your amazing! I love to watching your videos they are awesome!

    Do you have a recipe on how to make homemade fondant?

    Thanks

    • Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2015 at 12:15 pm

      Yes! Check out my other recipes, you’ll find the fondant recipe. Thanks so much for visiting my website 🙂

  39. akua abra-appiah on August 13, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Splendid love it. Thanks

    • Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      Delighted to hear that. Thanks for visiting my website 🙂

  40. Sonali on August 13, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Totally loved it ? How easy and simple it was ? I just saw your new video , its amazing and it looks so great ?

    • Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      Thank you so much, Sonali 🙂

  41. Sonali on August 13, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Totally loved it ? How easy and simple it was ?

    • Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      Thank you so much, Sonali. Really glad you liked this video. Stay tuned for more 🙂

  42. Shika on August 13, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Sorry about the website I put bigger bolder baking

  43. Shika on August 13, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Hi Gemma!!! I am such a fan of yours!! I am thirteen years old maybe a little too young but I love baking and ur tips and tricks have helped me so much!!! I love the chocolate cake recipe can’t wait to try it out!!

    • Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2015 at 12:11 pm

      Thank you so much for visiting my website, Shika. Stay tuned for more 🙂

  44. Joanna S. on August 13, 2015 at 10:06 am

    How fun! I’ve never even thought of that! Definitely need to try it. Sounds like a fun kids project too.

    • Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2015 at 12:10 pm

      You’re going to love it, Joanna. Let me know how yours turn out. I would love to see pictures 🙂

  45. Ananya on August 13, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Gemma you are simply amazing! Those sprinkles look so beautiful. I have request, Can u show how to make an eggless cake.

    • Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2015 at 12:09 pm

      Thanks so much, Ananya. I will add it to my list. Stay tuned 🙂

  46. Mary Giemza on August 13, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Thank you so much for this awesome idea!! I love ALL your creations … and vote for you to have your own show on Food Network!!! ♡♡

    • Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2015 at 12:08 pm

      Thank you so much, Mary. Stay tuned for more 🙂

  47. Bekah on August 13, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Oh wow! This is awesome!! This is great because I always have left over fondant. Little bits and pieces of random colors! In fact, I have some right now…

    • Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2015 at 12:07 pm

      It’s perfect for that. Thanks so much for visiting my website 🙂

  48. fadila samad on August 13, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Omg that looks so pretty
    Well then, i dont need to buy my own sprinkles now

    • Gemma Stafford on August 13, 2015 at 9:08 am

      That’s right. And you can make any colors and shapes you’d like!

  49. Emma Haag on August 13, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Hi Gemma, I just saw your chocolate cake video and i think you are a genius. Also you are amazing at making everything homemade

    • Gemma Stafford on August 13, 2015 at 9:07 am

      Ah, thanks so much Emma. It’s such a lovely cake and the sprinkles are really easy to make! 🙂

  50. Anushka Saha on August 13, 2015 at 8:32 am

    WOW…….
    I Love It………

    • Gemma Stafford on August 13, 2015 at 9:06 am

      Thank you so much, Anushka. They’re really easy to make so I hope you create some amazing Sprinkles!

      • Lindsay on August 13, 2015 at 1:15 pm

        Hi gemma i love this idea

        • Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2015 at 12:18 pm

          Thanks, Lindsay. Delighted to hear that! 🙂

      • Jasmine Dhillon on January 28, 2016 at 6:04 am

        OMG!
        Thank you Gemma I will surely try these out in a couple of week after my exams
        its really a great idea and I love your channel
        I am a 14 year old girl and love to try your recipes as they are super easy and I get a l little creative with your recipes And I watch each and every video of yours and just a few minutes ago I made your chocolate mug cake which was so yummy
        thankx

        • Gemma Stafford on January 30, 2016 at 7:35 pm

          Fantastic! I’m delighted you like my recipes Jasmine.

          Happy Baking 🙂

      • emirules123 on February 22, 2017 at 3:17 pm

        hi! i have a question not related to this recipe but i didn’t know how else to ask, how can you follow people and how do you create discussion boards?? thanks!

    • Jazmine on August 13, 2015 at 1:13 pm

      Love your channel ?

      • Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2015 at 12:18 pm

        Thank you so much, Jazmine. Delighted to hear that. Stay tuned for more 🙂

    • Delashia on August 13, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      Hi awesome never new u could make sprinkles I love u and ur channel

      • Gemma Stafford on August 13, 2015 at 9:54 pm

        Thanks so much, really glad you liked this video 🙂 .

    • Haya on August 15, 2015 at 4:19 am

      Hi! I love your recipes.. your recipes are in YouTube??

      • Haya on August 15, 2015 at 4:20 am

        Your recipes are awesome and they are amazing…:)

        • Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2015 at 12:33 pm

          Thank you so much, Haya 🙂

      • Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2015 at 12:33 pm

        Yep, check out my Bigger Bolder Baking YouTube channel. I think you’ll really like it 🙂

    • Einav on August 16, 2015 at 8:52 am

      Lovely idea!

    • Natasha on August 21, 2015 at 5:09 am

      Hi Gemma, what a fantastic idea. You don’t need to be a great decorator if you have these sprinkles. Sometimes less is best. But with sprinkles it always looks inviting. Thanks for the tips.

      • Gemma Stafford on August 24, 2015 at 7:47 pm

        Thank you, Natasha! You can’t go wrong with Sprinkles! Thank you for watching. 🙂

    • Malia Jon on September 8, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      Hi Gemma. I’m only thirteen but I’m in love with baking from scratch when I grow older I want to be a baker. I am in love with baking all thanks to u. I love your nutella mug cake it’s amazing. This might be the wrong video but whatever I just watched ur video on the chocolate cake and wanted to learn about sprinkles. I sw the comment section and had the need to really tell u. Thank you so much for just being on YouTube. I love u. ❤️❤️????

      • Gemma Stafford on September 10, 2015 at 1:48 pm

        Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Malia. I really appreciate it 🙂

    • Laila on September 22, 2015 at 8:42 am

      I love this idea ?

    • charlie on October 16, 2015 at 3:44 am

      umm…………. can you make some apple sauce if thats too much

      • Gemma Stafford on October 16, 2015 at 8:22 pm

        I will add it to my list. Thanks for the request 🙂

    • ethel on June 17, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      Love this recipe! But are we able to use liquid food colouring?

      • Gemma Stafford on June 18, 2016 at 12:50 am

        Hi Ethel,
        Yes, it is, you need so little it will not be a problem,
        Gemma 🙂

    • Rose on August 1, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      Gemma I always love your videos I have watched all of your cool n awsome videos and specially those ice cream videos

      I love them

      • Gemma Stafford on August 2, 2016 at 12:58 am

        Hi Rose,
        stay tuned for lots more, thank you for being with us,
        Gemma 🙂

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