Originally Posted by SecretAgentCakeBaker
Has anybody ever tried it? How is the texture compared to store bout sprinkles?
I made my own sprinkles in 1991 because they didn't make the color that was needed and to special order a custom batch was a minimum of 3,000 lbs. Never again! It was a bitch, and I used the tip that has three holes in it. I guess if you've got way too much time on your hands, and the color isn't available, it might be something to consider but it isn't fun. Sprinkles aren't too expensive if you can purchase in bulk, and there probably isn't a color that isn't available today.
After I made all of those sprinkles for a 4 or 5 tier wedding cake, I found out that the bride would have been just as happy with dyed coconut on the sides... ARG! It wasn't really the texture she cared about, just as long as something was applied to match the same color as the icing.