Homemade Sprinkle Dot DIY Templates

Here’s the thing guys, I like sprinkles. I mean you probably should already know that, but just in case I want to be clear upfront. Because the following post is for those who are truly dedicated to the art of putting sprinkle son like everything. Oh yea, today we’re talking homemade sprinkles! After all what kind of Sprinkle Factory would I be if I didn’t actually make sprinkles? Now I’m guessing if you’re visiting this post your in two camps. You’re either wanting the info on how to make sprinkles your self (welcome to your people!) or your here to grab those free templates I mentioned in the title. I’ve got what you need, for both camps!

Actually I take that back. There might be a small party of third sprinkle campers. Those of you going…but WHY?! With all the sprinkles out there why would you go to the extra effort to make your own. Well my friend there’s a few simple reasons.

  • using up leftover icing
  • getting a custom color you can’t find anywhere
  • no time to order sprinkles you need
  • you just really want the fix of making rainbow sprinkles all lined up (it’s ok, we get you)

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So now that we’re all in camp Let’s Make Sprinkles together we can get started. Almost every time I make cookies decorated with royal icing I have icing left over, like 99.9% of the time. I hate waisting so much colorful icing! So I’ve tried to get into the habit of using that icing to make leftover sprinkles. I generally make “dot” sprinkles because I can combined pretty much any consistency icing to make dots (line sprinkles would need a piping consistency). But I would always make them inconsistent and that did not sooth the type A in me. So I started making my own sprinkle templates, game changer. While it may not seem like a big deal…having a complete sheet of little consistent icing drops in the prettiest of colors basically makes my heart skip a beat. It’s seriously therapeutic! It takes me about 10 minutes a tray, I do a few trays each time. So today I’m sharing those templates here so you can print and have them around AND instructions incase you were in the first camp and your a sprinkle making newb.

cookie sheets with homemade sprinkles and templates


  • royal icing soft but not runny (when you pipe a dot it should be smooth with no point)
  • icing bottle with #2 tip
  • parchment paper
  • washi tape
  • templates (download here)
  • cookie sheets


Step 1: Print out templates.

Step 2: Tape template to cookie sheet. Tape parchment sheet over template.

Step 3: Pipe little dots by gently applying pressure just until the dot is gone and pull up!

Step 4: Let dry overnight.

Step 5: Admire your rainbow of dots, then gently scrape the dots off and place into container.

homemade sprinkles with icing bottles

Seriously though, do these rows not make your heart pitter patter? I mean come on!

homemade sprinkles lined up on a baking sheet

But here is the very best part. Gently scrape those little dots off the parchment paper and you have your own homemade sprinkles. Would these not make the cutest birthday cake sprinkles?!

homemade sprinkles on pan with template

Here’s the templates to get you started!

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Image of Toni Miller in front of a sprinkle shelf.


 I’m Toni, the baker, the blogger,  and cookie cutter maker  behind The Sprinkle Factory and I hope you find a sprinkle of inspiration here at The Factory.

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