My daughter is just like any other little girl. She loves Tinkerbell and anything to do with Fairies. With the new release of The Pirate Fairy coming soon; I figured it would be a lot of fun to make Edible Pixie Dust! Since Spring break is this weekend; we will be using this pixie dust in a few different recipes as we have fun baking in the kitchen while the kids are out of school! And you may be surprised at just how easy it is to make this edible Pixie Dust!
Edible Pixie Dust
- Portion Sugar in the Raw into a glass bowl
- Add in a few drops of the Wilton food coloring gel. This won't change the texture of the sugar and will give a stronger color. You don't need a lot.
- Mix well
- Spread on a tinfoil tunnel on cookie sheet
- Bake at 350 for 10 minutes
- Allow to cool thoroughly
- Store in air tight container
After you bake the pixie dust, you will need to re-break up the sugar before putting it into a shaker. You can also try drops of liquid food coloring to achieve different colors or depth of color.
To make the baking super easy, I made little “boats” out of tin foil so I could easily keep the different colors separated. And then when it was baked it was easy to dump it into the new container.
If you find that the crystals are still too clumpy and not as fine as you would like. You can also put them into a blender and pulse for a second or two. And it will give a finer texture. Although you will loose some of the gloss and shine from the pixie dust when you do that.
You can use Pixie Dust on just about any baked treat!
- Bake up some pie crust and sprinkle it on with a little milk and bake!
- Sprinkle on cookies
- Sprinkle on Ice Cream
- Sprinkle on Cupcakes
- Sprinkle on yogurt
- Make your own The Pirate Fairy Pixie Hollow Fruit Pizza healthy recipe
- Sprinkle lightly on your breakfast cereal.
- Use for Cake decorating
- Scatter across the table as “evidence” of fairies visiting.
- Zen Gardens
- Layers in small bottles to make nice designs.
- Art projects with glue sticks
- DIY pixie sticks! Use Colorful Plastic Straws, fill with Pixie Dust and seal shut. 🙂
- Dip ice cream cones in white chocolate and roll them in the edible Pixie Dust.
- Sprinkle on breakfast foods: pancakes, French toast, cream of wheat, crepes
And so much more!
We had so much fun baking up our Pixie Dust. It was really fun using my macro lens on the iPhone to get a really close up look. They almost do look magical right?
So this weekend, or over the next holiday, take some time and make some edible Pixie dust with your kids and see the excitement of bringing the magic to life in your own home.