Sprinkle Shack

by Katie Stymiest May 22, 2020

Sprinkle Shack Tutorial

Quick! Turn on The Beach Boys and mix up a tropical umbrella drink. Let’s get ready to go “Surfin’ U.S.A” and build the most adorable Sprinkle Shack while we’re at it.

A few extra household ingredients will take the Sprinkle Shack from cute to totally tubular. I recommend laying everything out and having the additional ingredients ready to go.

First, let’s start with the roof. With the premade icing roughly cover the face of one side of the roof. Immediately place the pop tart cereal on the roof to look like shingles. Repeat this step for the other side of the roof. Put aside to let fully set. This is the key to a solid construted sprinkle shack.

 While the roof is drying, start working on the front and back panels of the shack. With the blue royal icing trace around the windows and doors of each panel and fill in the negative space with the icing. While the icing is still wet grab the sprinkles and sprinkle right on top of the blue icing. Get creative, use as much or as little as you want! After you have placed the sprinkles and while the icing is still wet frame each window and door with pretzel sticks to create that tropical cabana feel to the Sprinkle Shack. With the pink royal icing, erepeat these same steps with the side panels. Set the front, back, and side panels aside overnight to fully set.

Let's raise the metaphorical and literal roof on this Sprinkle Shack shall we?! On the cardboard base secure the all panels (sides, front, and back) together with the icing. Don't be shy or stingy. Spread a line of icing on each edge to ensure sturdy construction. Let these panels dry for at least 12 hours before placing the roof on top. When ready to place the roof, run a line of white icing on the top edge of the Sprinkle Shack base and place one rood panel on at a time ensuring they are stiff and stable. 

Now here's the best part. Grab those fun pressed sugar decorations and get to decorating! We placed a beach ball on front with some palm trees out back. A Sprinkle Shack would not be complete without a few surf boards, so don't forget to boogy up those long boards around the shack. Want to get even more creative? Mix up some graham cracker crumbs with a pat of butter to a sand like texture and cover the cardboard with it. Sprinkle on that gold and white mix over top for a glistening beach shore line. 

You are now ready to hang ten or work on that summer tan next to your totally tropical Sprinkle Shack.  

Ingredients:

  • 1 Sprinkle Pop Sprinkle Shack
  • 1 box of Mini Pop Tart Cereal
  • 1 bag of Pretzel Sticks
  • 1 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • Pink Food Colouring
  • Blue Food Colouring 

Directions:

  1. Prepare the royal icing in the bowl of a stnd mixer or kitchen mixing bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of water and mix until it reaches stiff peaks (approx. 7 minutes.) Divide the icing into 3 bowls and colour one bowl pink, one blue, and leave the remining one white. Place into piping bags.
  2. White the white royal icing cover one roof piece and place pop taart cereal pieces on it in a shingle type pattern. Repeat with remaining roof piece. Set aside to fully dry.
  3. Cover the front and back panels with blue royal icing making sure to leave the doors and windows plain. Grab the sprinkle mix found in the kit and sprinkle directly onto the wet icing. Take the pretzel sticks and place around the doors and windows to frame. Set aside to fully dry.
  4. Repeat step 3 using the pink royal icing on both of the side Sprinkle Shack panels. Set aside to fully dry.
  5. Once all of the pieces are fully dry they are ready to be assembled. Using the white royal icing pipe a line on each edge of the front, back and side panels. Connect a side panel with the front panel at a 90 degree angle and the same with a side panel and back panel. Connect these two pieces together to form the base of the Sprinkle Shack. Feel free to dress it up with more pretzel stick pieces at each meeting corner. Allow the base to fully set for t least 12 hrs.
  6. With the white royal icing pipe a line across the top edges of the base and, one side at a time, place the roof panels on and gently press down. The royal icing should hold them sturdy in place. 
  7. Mix the graham cracker crumbs and butter together in a bowl and spread around the base of the Sprinkle Shack for sand. Sprinkle the glittery sugar over the "sand."
  8. Finish up decorating with the royal icing pieces and remaining sprinkles. use your imagination and create your dream Sprinkle Shack.

Katie Stymiest


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