If you decide to make your own syrup, be very careful - when it's boiling or cooling down it really really burns your skin if you touch it - make sure you keep this part away from the kids and don't put your finger in for a taste for at least half an hour. I mean it really really hurts. Well done dad for being the guinea pig!
Well, that's just me :/
Incidentally Asda are selling a new selection of christmas cake sprinkles and decorations this year! Get some while you can.