We love sprinkles and our Gookie Dough funfetti cake batter proves that. However, it's time to stop buying shop-bought sprinkles which are loaded with sugar, oils and artificial colouring and have some fun making your own rainbow sprinkles which are super unicorn goodness! Cooking time? NADA!
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You will need:
150g of icing sugar
One tablespoon of cornstarch
One and a half tablespoons of water
One tablespoon of light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Gel food colouring
What to do
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In a medium-sized bowl, stir together 100g of icing sugar along with the cornstarch, water, corn syrup and vanilla extract until well-combined. Then stir in the remaining icing sugar
Add the food colouring and stir until well combined and the desired colour is reached. Just a quick note: the more food colouring that is adding, the more artificial it shall taste so aim for pastel.
Transfer the mixture to a piping bag which is fitted with a relatively small tip. Line two baking trays with parchment paper and using your piping bag, draw long sprinkle-width lines across the paper. You can also make small dots for shape variety.
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Allow setting for at least 12 hours so they dry thoroughly. Once dry, peel off dots or shapes and use a knife to cut down the lines to make the sprinkles as big or small as you'd like. And there you go!
A super mermaid explosion and you can show off your creation with a dash of magic in any dessert or sweet treat you make. Toast? Add those sprinkles. Cupcake? A shimmer of colour. The options are endless! Gookie Dough? Roll it in your homemade sprinkles. We love unicorn poop.
Happy National Unicorn Day! To celebrate this magical, sassy and sparkly day, we've found the most adorable recipe that you'll love just as much as us. The best part? They're made from store-bought cupcakes (maybe cheating, but we're just too excited for the decorating!).
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You will need:
Pre-made cupcakes (YAS!)
A piping bag
Pink gel food dye
An edible black pen
Edible gold stars
A circle shaped cookie cutter
A small paint brush
Funfetti cake batter Gookie Dough
Butter (Stork) Icing sugar
First of all, take your funfetti Gookie Dough and roll it into generous balls (one for each cupcake). The more sprinkles, the better, right?! Take an apple corer to make a hole in the middle so you can then insert the Gookie Dough, so it's in the centre of the cupcake. We apologise for the crumbs!
Now it's time to get decorating! Roll out your white fondant and cut it into twelve circles, these will top the cupcakes and be the base of the face. You will also be using your fondant to create the unicorn ears and horn too! For the ears, take small pieces of the fondant and mould them into small oval shapes. Now, for the horn, take two pieces of fondant and wrap them around each other to make a plait effect, ensure that it is pointed at the top! Then take your toothpicks through the bottoms of the ears and horn.
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In a small bowl, mix together the gold dust and a small teaspoon of water to make gold paint. Paint the entire horn and inside of the unicorn ears. Place the fondant circles on top of the cupcakes and stick the horn and pair of ears into the fondant. Using the edible black pen, draw eyes and eyelashes, feel free to get creative and draw different facial expressions. One cannot draw so kept it simple!
Make light pink buttercream frosting by adding one drop of pink gel dye to the white frosting (all you need is butter and icing sugar). Put the pink frosting into a piping bag and make a line across the top of the unicorn, just below the horn. Using the frosting, make tiny dots along the line to make a flower crown. Sprinkle gold stars and any sprinkles to create a super girly, majestic look!
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How cute are they?! Enjoy for a birthday or over a cup of tea. Better yet, prosecco is the way to go! You can even go all fancy with that and add edible glitter, WOWEE!
*Recipe inspiration to bestfriendsforfrosting.com*
We love glitter, and we love coffee. Should they be combined? Probably not. It's bad enough that the sparkly stuff gets EVERYWHERE and swallowing a clump of it just to make your insides look like majestic unicorns aren't exactly what I'd call glamorous. The next food trend has landed, and social media has been going crazy over this strange concoction, but after viewing the pictures, we can definitely see why.
By Di Bella in Mumbai offers two unique shiny coffees, one being the Gold Cappuccino and the other being the Diamond Cappuccino (after all, diamonds are a girl's best friend and if you can't wear them, drink them). Both of these are a regular cappuccino with coffee and milk, but edible glitter is also added. The Gold Cappuccino contains gold like glitter while the Diamond is a little fancier and has a rainbow look (oooh damn, how can coffee be more fashionable than us?!).
But don't worry! You won't need to travel miles to get your hands on one because here in the UK, a place called Melbourne In Lichfield are also bang on trend. These guys offer a gorgeous golden glitter explosion which looks like Tinkerbells warm bath! The edible glitter doesn't add any extra flavour to your coffee, so you don't need to worry about choking or having weird plastic aftertaste but imagine having glitter stuck to your lips as you're walking to work? I guess I need to stop thinking in a practical manner because everything is for Instagram purposes, duh.
Let's be honest, a spoonful of Gookie Dough Triple Chocolate Fudge melting away in the bottom of the cup to create a rich and chocolatey treat would be way better! I mean, we haven't used glitter since the age of 8 so why would we want to start again. Goodness me, think about the vacuuming! The million dollar question is, WHY?
Now you've seen this, you know that you can pop glitter into any beverage you please. Lemonade, tea, wine, water, the list goes on! If only it rained glitter instead of rain, maybe our hair would be more magical than messy! What are your thoughts on the trend?