Friday, December 21, 2012


Homemade Sprinkles

Recipe Source:Chocolate-Covered Katie


  1. Powdered Sugar-1/2 Cup
  2. Cornflour- 1 1/2 tsp
  3. Vanilla Extract-1/2 tsp
  4. Water-2 to 3 tsp( or as required)

For color variations use Beetroot juice/Turmeric powder/cocoa powder as required.You can also use natural food colors.


  • Sift together  sugar and cornflour. Add vanilla extract. Mix well.
  • Add water one teaspoon at a time.
  • For pink color add few drops of  beetroot juice to this.For red ,add 2 tsp beetroot juice .Use a pinch to 1/8 tsp of turmeric powder for yellow .For chocolate sprinkles add 1 tbsp cocoa powder to the sugar cornflour mixture ,before adding the vanilla and water.
  • Mix well to form a smooth and thick paste.
  • Transfer this thick paste to  a piping bag with very small round tip.
  • On a baking tray lined with parchment paper pipe out long thin lines.
  • Allow this to dry for 24 Hrs.After it is completely dry,break it into small pieces using your fingers or a knife.Store in am airtight container.
Perfect vanilla Cupcakes
Makes 15- 16 cupcakes

Recipe source Glorious Treats

  1. Cake flour-1 1/4 cups( see note)
  2. Baking Powder- 1 1/4 tsp
  3. Baking Soda- 1/2 tsp
  4. Salt- 1/2 tsp
  5. Eggs- 2 nos
  6. Sugar-3/4 cup
  7. Vanilla extract- 1 1/2 tsp
  8. Vegetable oil- 1/2 cup
  9. Butter milk- 1/2 cup

  • Preheat oven to 180 Deg C and line a muffin tin with paper cases.
  • In a mixing bowl ,whisk together,cake flour,baking soda,baking powder and salt.Keep aside.
  • In another mixing bowl,add eggs and beat for about 10 seconds using a whisk.
  • Now add sugar and whisk for 30 seconds.
  • Add Vanilla extract and vegetable oil and mix until combined.
  • Now fold in the flour mixture into this in three batches alternating with the buttermilk.Mix well until combined.
  • Fill the prepared muffin cups about 2/3 rd full.
  • Bake the cupcakes in the preheated oven for about 12 to 14 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the cupcake comes out clean.
  • Allow it to cool completely,and frost as desired.( I used whipped cream frosting and homemade sprinkles)
Note: For preparing 1 cup cake flour,use 1 cup minus 2 tbsp of all purpose flour and 2 tbsp of cornflour.Sift this together at least 3 to 4 times.

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