Colored sprinkles on powdered sugar icing run no matter how I store them or how long I leave out before storying.

I usually sprinkle with colored nonpariels or colored sugar and then I let sit for sometimes six hours before storing. No matter what I store them in (cookie tin, cover with foil, plastic container, etc. the next day the colors from the sprinkles run and the icing begins to get wet. Any suggestions?

  • Posted by: Linda
  • November 17, 2019
  • 1 Comment

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Mary C. November 18, 2019
Perhaps you have a humid climate, or maybe there is a lot of liquid in your frosting recipe. If you are using a buttercream frosting, add 1/2 tsp cornstarch per cup of powdered sugar to help thicken the frosting. Mix it with 2 tsp of milk till well blended and then mix it into the frosting. You can use up to 1 tsp per cup of sugar, but more than that may effect the taste. If your recipe already adds extra cornstarch, try reducing the amount of liquid.
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