Sweet rainbows: How to make your own colored sanding sugar

As a rainbow-loving lady, I'm always trying to add color to my confections. As a newly-diagnosed diabetic, I have to watch what I'm adding to sweet treats. This is a trick I've used to color sugar for topping cupcakes and candies many times, and it works for sugar substitutes, too!

Making your own sanding sugars lets you create just the right hue to add to your sweet rainbow and dragon, here, is going to show you how it's done.


A bright and brilliant ornately-painted ceiling

This is the ORIGINAL ceiling in the Naniboujou Lodge's Great Room — it's almost 100 years old and has never been repainted. Granted, it is in northern Minnesota, so it's not like the place is heavy on the direct sunbeams.