Sunday, September 15, 2013

How to Colour Sugar Crystals

I once had the pleasure of spending the afternoon at a fabulous hightea room on Mount Tambouine called Tea and Niceties. It was gorgeously set out in a shabby chic manner with the tables set with ornate silverware, beautiful blooming roses, tea pots, sugar cubes, and to-die-for cakes and pastries stacked on tall high tea stands. Everything was pink and gold and white and absolutely amazing and feminine. It was the perfect place for a bridal shower.
It's easy to make your own afternoon teas with the girls a bit more elegant with the tiniest bit of effort. When you break out the floral teapots that have become ornamental, and lay out some delicious nibblies, topping up the sugar bowl with pink crystals only seems fair. Making your sugar bowl pink is so much easier than you might think, and much less expensive than buying it at the store. You can use it to dust cakes, biscuits and cupcakes too for a little added glamour, and it looks fabulous on the table when you're throwing a high tea or shabby chic party. Makes me think of exotic blends of tea and jam and cream scones. Time to send out the invitations and throw a girly afternoon tea I think!


You will need:
A plastic zip lock bag (a regular freezer bag will do the trick too)
Granulated sugar
Food colouring (I used red)

Place the granulated sugar in a zip lock bag. Add a few small drops of food colouring to the bag and close the bag. Using your fingers, move the sugar crystals around in the bag, spreading the colour throughout the entirety of it, until all the crystals are saturated.

For the meringue recipe, visit here.