everyone wants to use colored sugar fo sprinkes on thier cookies or cakes, it can get expensive for every tub of a different color u buy. if u make it yourself, you can make as much as u want and put it in an airtight container, and its there when you need it. you can follow directions for this for every color u make. to make colors u have to mix: mix the food coloring first before u put it in the bag. that way u know u have desired color.