How to color powdered sugar three ways

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Welcome to Ashlee Marie. Today, we're making colored powdered sugar. I'm going to show

you three different techniques, and tell you which one's my favorite. Let's get started.

Why do you need color powdered sugar? Well, I use it in cake decorating, and I'm going to show

you that in the video next week. But you could also use it in any cookie that you roll in powdered

sugar like chocolate cringle cookies, or sandies. And of course, anything that you sprinkle

powdered sugar on top of, like French toast, you can color.

Now why would you want to do that? I don't know about you guys, but I love themed holiday

foods. And so for Saint Patrick's day, I'm going to dye a bunch of powdered sugar green and

sprinkle that on top of our all-green breakfast, or our all-green dinner, and Valentine's Day, and

Christmas, and of course Halloween.

The first one that I'm going to do is to take some powdered sugar in your food processor, and

take some gel, a food coloring. And the reason that this one works is because gel food coloring is

really strong. The negatives for this one is that it's really easy to turn your powdered sugar into a

paste instead of powder, so you want to be careful.

As you can see, we got a really nice blue that way. Now we want to spread this out and leave it

to dry, because there's still a lot of moisture in this powdered sugar. Break up the chunks and we

want to leave it out to dry, because there's still a lot of moisture in this sugar now and it's not

going to be quite as powdery as we want it.

So one of the things that you can do if you're in a hurry and you want this to dry faster is turn

your oven on as low as it can go. Let it preheat then turn it off, and throw this pan in there. Leave

it in there until it's completely cool stirring every once in a while. And what that'll do is that