Thursday, August 23, 2012

An Ode to Sprinkles

Don't you just want to take a nibble from this big sugar cookie?
No, not that Sprinkles (btw though their cupcakes are tasty there are others I prefer.) I'm taking about sprinkles. Chocolate. Rainbow. Funfetti. The bursts of sugar always add a little fun to a sugary treat.

Sprinkles are French in origin and date back to the late 18th century when they were called pieces montees (please excuse the lack of accents) translating to "assembled pieces". Nonpareils ("without equal") are circular balls of sugar. Nonpareils (synonymous with the round chocolate candy in light pastel colors) are also a favorite of mine because their little white bubbles on chocolate make my heart sing on Snow-Caps at the movies.

The mouthwatering showcase of sprinkled treats at Sweet Mandy B's
Sprinkles instantly solicit fun and childlike pleasures. My fiance is obsessed with rainbow sprinkles in particular; he never met one he didn't like. I celebrate his enthusiasm and continue to look for new baked goodies with the sugary confection to tantalize his (and of course my) taste buds.

Rainbow sprinkle cupcakes I baked for Jonno (recipe courtesy of M. Stewart)


  1. Best post ever for obvious reasons!

  2. Totally agree, they just make you smile when you see them! Those cupcakes look devine!

  3. Ooh, the frosting on the cupcakes was the best I have to say...let me know if you want the recipe!

  4. So fun! You have to try these handmade pop tarts that I tried today covered in sprinkles!

  5. ooh! poptart and frosting recipes please!