Anyone make their own colored sanding sugar? Care to share instructions? I fugure it can't be that hard but would love to know if someone has some experience with it.
Alternatively, any good resources with reasonable shipping rates? TIA
Very easy. I have some granulated sugar from a kosher market. I don't remember the name, but it comes in a white bag. It's very coarse. I put it in a sandwich bag and add a small amount of food coloring. Close the bag, and roll the sugar around in the color. I use gel food colors and it comes out beautifully.
The Baker's Catalogue (the King Arthur folks) have an excellent selection of colors and grades of sugar (fine, coarse, sparkling, etc.). At this time of year they run all kinds of shipping promotions so you should be able to get a good deal.
Works every time: Into a small plastic bag measure coarse white sugar or sparkling white sugar (kingarthurflour.com or intotheoven.com) and add a pinch of your choice of powdered food color (intotheoven.com) and shake. Works better than gel because it has no moisture. Remember to use less color - you can always add more, if needed. Enjoy!