How to Color Sugar for Sweets and Cocktails Rims

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 Lets COLOR SUGAR. Learn how to Dye Sugar.

Best Way to Color Sugar from Spinach Tiger

These are great to set your marshmallow pops in. You can get the kids engaged and it’s a lot of fun.

Coloring Sugar is just as easy as coloring coconut.

Colored sugar can be a nice touch as showers and girlfriend parties too. How would you color your sugar?

How to Color Sugar from Spinach Tiger

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How to Color Sugar with Food Coloring

Coloring sugar when you need a little bit for fun or decorating.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-2 drops neon food coloring
  • plastic baggie


  • Put food coloring into baggie and add sugar.
  • Fold bag to close getting all the air out.
  • Using hands, smoosh the sugar all around until it has the color you want.
  • Lay it out on a plate. It will dry right away.
  • I used neon food coloring for this shade of green. Experiment to see what you like.

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  1. 5 stars
    Worked great. Used a few extra drop/s for a yellow and the sugar still dried out quickly and perfectly.

  2. Hey, can I colour my sugar and then use that coloured sugar to make Swiss meringue buttercream in order to have coloured buttercream? Will it hamper the consistency or anything?

    1. You can use gel but mix one or two drops of the gel with one or two drops of water on a spoon before adding it to the sugar.

  3. 5 stars
    Hey Angela love your food colouring of sugar time the boys and I (It was St. Patricks day) put food colouring in the milk and turned it green…haha should have seen the funny looks when people were pouring out the milk. (Ours comes in bags in Canada.)

  4. You poor thing! Don’t you just hate it when you’ve spent time, money and energy on something only to have it thrown in the bin. I know the feeling as I do it all the time! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I absolutely love the idea of colored sugar. I see myself whipping up a couple of batches for Christmas, maybe even sooner, who knows. This post is perfect for those of us already thinking about holiday baking. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Angela, I am intrigued about your food job training? I love this tip and have had to do it many times to make a sugar rimmer or cupcake topping or a sugar sprinkle look a certain color for a photo shoot. Isn’t it fun to do? To watch the color change from plain white to your lovely limey green? Really pretty. So all was not lost…the cupcakes did not work as you wanted, but the sugar trick did! Just like life sometimes?

  7. I had a biscuits fail recently. Too much liquid (I think I spaced and added buttermilk twice). They came out more like cookies. Delicious but a fail nontheless. GREG

  8. Oh no! I hate it when a recipe doesn’t work out, especially because more often than not, it’s because I totally goofed on something basic (like leaving out the sugar, or some other total no-brainer).
    I’m glad you got some lovely coloured sugar out of the deal, though. Better to share something simple than to leave your buddy high and dry on reveal day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. i’m so sorry that these cupcakes didn’t work for you, angela! ๐Ÿ™ i’ll go digging and try to find out what size that margarita mix was. i have no idea why i didn’t list it, my only explanation was that it was in the beginning of my blogging days and i didn’t know any better. if i figure it out i will be sure to let you know!! and thanks for the tip about coloring sugar…will keep that in mind for cupcakes in the future!

  10. Angela, I have kitchen flops all the time…and I even have a “flop” label for my posts. I searched this morning and re-lived the nightmare of agrodolce black radishes, cranberry pudding, and caramels that never set. Oh, well. They all challenged me to give it another shot. And thanks for the instructions on coloring my sugar. Perfect timing as we head into the holiday season.

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