We've yet to meet a kid who doesn't love sprinkles (one little girl was so obsessed, her mom planned a whole sprinkle-themed birthday party!), but why go for the typical ice-cream-and-sprinkles combo? We found 16 inspired sprinkled sweets, ranging from pancakes and popcorn to Rice Krispies Treats and fudge to cookies and cakes. Click through to see them all: we guarantee you'll be craving sprinkles by the end!
Two-year-old Piper Jane has a notorious love of sweets, so her mom — Kirstin Gentry of Kojo Designs — wasn't surprised when she requested "sprinkles" as the theme of her birthday party. "Her sweet tooth is renowned in these parts (second only to her mama's), so a sprinkle party is perfectly suited for her second birthday celebration," Kirstin says. What could have turned into a pretty straightforward party became supercreative in Kirstin's hands. "Sprinkled" accessories, sweet signage (now available through Kojo Designs' Etsy shop), fun and easy activities, and some awesome decor (confetti-filled balloons and yarn pom-pom garlands) have turned this theme into one of our new favorites. Check out all the gorgeous girlie details — and just try not to crave something sprinkled!
Source: Kojo Designs
Admittedly, sprinkles are my favorite cake and cookie topping. Even considering my love for the multicolored decoration, I think this detail would be lost on a dog whose goal is to gobble up the sweet treat in one gulp.
The next time you bake up a cake for your pooch, would you pick a pack of Let's Do Organic . . . Sprinkelz ($2.50) with fruit- and veggie-derived hues to add up top?
After seeing BabySugar's ghostly cupcakes, I wanted to bake something Halloweenish for my wee ones. I was thrilled when I found these simple and adorable marshmallow skulls – a perfect decoration for a Halloween baked good. With only a bag of marshmallows, color sprinkles and a knife, I turned a regular marshmallow into a spooky skull.
Rather than make elaborate chocolate-coated Madelines as the recipe called for, I made a simple brownie recipe. I cooked the brownies in a muffin tin for easy individual servings. Rather than coat the brownies in frosting to attach the skulls, I waited for the brownies to cool slightly and the warmth melted the marshmallows just enough. If you want to decorate your tasty treats with spooky and squishy skulls, keep reading.
Love frosting? Well, I have news for you! For the Summer, everyone's favorite bakery, Sprinkles, has launched a new product: frozen frosting shots. Yes, your eyes do not deceive you. For $.75, at all Sprinkles locations, you can actually purchase a shot of frosting that's frozen. Earlier this week, we were lucky enough to receive a large sample of the sugary treats from Sprinkles. To find out how they taste, read more
Last week I got my hands on a container of Sprinkles vanilla cupcake mix ($14). The LA-based bakery boosts a celebrity following and is famous for its rich cupcakes topped with swirled frosting and signature modern dot. Currently, there are six bakeries sprinkled throughout the Western United States, but thanks to Williams-Sonoma, you can experience the sweetness of Sprinkles in the comfort of your kitchen. The mix comes in seven flavors: chocolate, red velvet, vanilla, lemon, pumpkin, chocolate peppermint, and banana. To find out what I thought of the vanilla variation, read more
My cousin Caroline is 12 years old. I'll encourage her to continue experimenting in the kitchen with one of these delightful gifts.
You too, can motivate the kid-sister in your life to get interested in all things baking. Give a cookie cutter set or a collection of colorful sprinkles and sanding sugars. Show her how much fun baking can be with a Kids in the Holiday Kitchen cookbook. If she's got a little sister, like Caroline does, give them both adorable matching aprons.
You can find more baking ideas below and more gift guides on HolidaySugar.
I've made no secret of my love for cupcakes so during my weekend in LA, Sprinkles was a must stop. With 20 (people) flavors, I was like a kid in a
candy cupcake shop. And how sweet is it that they actually make puppy cupcakes with yogurt or carob frosting?! I was hoping a dog would wander by so I could buy him this treat and take his piccy while he enjoyed it . . . but, despite all the dogs I saw around Beverly Hills, there didn't happen to be any wandering down the street that morning. Boo. I knew this cupcake wouldn't make it home in my suitcase for North, but a new location will be opening at Stanford Shopping Center this summer, so I'll be able to drive down to the peninsula and pick up a cupcake for my pooch then!
Every year I always ask YumJimmy if he'll make a cake for my birthday, and every year he says someday. I really thought this was going to be the year, but he had something else up his sleeve. Instead of a birthday cake, he decided to make me birthday doughnuts. The recipe comes from John T. Edge's book Donuts: An American Passion, and it whips up quite quickly. Sadly we were out of powdered sugar, but luckily we had some chocolate that was melted down for a quick glaze. Topped with a layer of hot pink sprinkles, this is one birthday treat to remember! If you want to check out the recipe for yourself — it was pretty easy, just give it a try! — read more