Monday, July 21, 2008

Mr. Sprinkles, why do you make me so sad?

Mr. Sprinkles

If you’re not familiar with this brand, these are the sprinkles I used for the pink cupcake pops when I was on the Martha Stewart Show. And as seen here…

Cupcake Pops

I love them. The colors are pretty and their petite size is perfect for my pops. Not to mention, they come in the super cutest container ever!

Just one problem. Right after the show, they changed the formula. Now, Mr. Sprinkles uses no-artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. BUMMER! Yeah, I said bummer. Because now they may be better, but they just aren’t as cute. Going all-natural caused the colors to go from lovely to shall I say a little drab. See…

Mr. Sprinkles

Okay, okay! I know, I’m the only one that will care about the color change. So, for everyone else, these are great. Anytime you can make a product better, it’s a good thing. Look for them in the ice cream condiment section of your grocery store or you can buy a whole bunch of Rainbow Mr. Sprinkles from Amazon. (These may be the original kind though. The picture doesn’t have the All-Natural Green label.)

And, If you care, I hear Mr. Sprinkles is looking in to ways to make the all-natural formula colors more fun. YAY! But, in the meantime I’m saving my last “regular” bottle of Mr. Sprinkles for a special occasion.

Keep scrolling to see what happens when sprinkles attack and how you can WIN your own set of All-Natural Mr. Sprinkles .

And the battle begins…

Mr. Sprinkles

It’s a fight to the finish.

Mr. Sprinkles

And the green corner wins in a sprinkles smackdown!

Mr. Sprinkles

Now for the good news…
It’s a super sprinkles giveaway!

Mr. Sprinkles sent me some samples for using their product on the Martha Stewart show and I can’t possibly make my way through them all, so I thought I would share them with you. I have three sets of All-Natural Rainbow and Chocolate Sprinkles to give away. Don’t worry I’m keeping some for myself.

Super Sprinkles Giveaway

Here’s how you can enter:

  1. Leave a comment. (Easy, huh!)
  2. Make sure you leave it in a way that I can contact you. (Either link back to your blog or leave your email address.)
  3. And if you want, let me know if you like your sprinkles good or good (for you).

Sprinkles, side by side

Three winners will be picked at random using integer generator. (Thanks, Mandy for turning me on to this site during the last giveaway. Sure makes things easier.)

The cutoff is Friday, July 25th at midnight. Winners will be announced sometime Saturday. Thanks for playing.

The giveaway is over. Here are the winners.

Nanna said...

I love sprinkles and your blog! Hope my number is generated!

July 21, 2008 10:50 AM
reg said...

i like the artificial kind! they’re just sprinkles, how can anything artificial that’s that small be bad for you? :P

i hope you ship to the philippines as that’s where i’m from. hehehehe.

great pics in this post as always :)t

July 21, 2008 10:59 AM
Deanne said...

good because as you say they look more delicious, but with how everything is going nowadays its gotta be the good for you ones for me!!!!!!!!! lol xxx
cute container, we certainly dont get those over here!!! (UK)

July 21, 2008 11:04 AM
Siobhan said...

Well, i have to vote for “good for you” because my daughter can’t tolerate food dyes. I’ll have to start looking for this brand in my area!

July 21, 2008 11:04 AM
madebymel said...

Most definitely the GOOD sprinkles! They are so much cuter!

July 21, 2008 11:11 AM
Bridget =) said...

oh man, i hate change!!!!

July 21, 2008 11:16 AM
FunkyFrum said...

i love sprinkles that are pretty, not good for me. if i wanted good for me, i would put pinach on my cupcakes.

July 21, 2008 11:21 AM
Mrs. K said...

me me me! :) been lurking for a while and i was asked a question that i thought maybe you can answer- have you ever made a low sugar frosting? how would that be possible!? and just posted on my site (under post pics of hot young pro) my lame attempt at those sunflower cupcakes.

July 21, 2008 11:21 AM
Kelli said...

Healthy sprinkles? Isn’t that an oxymoron? How can there be such a thing? Who/why would someone want healthy sprinkles? Certainly not me! Give me the real thing, please!

July 21, 2008 11:25 AM
The Hartman Family said...

I would love some of the sprinkles!

And, either would be “good” for us!

Thanks so much! I love reading along.

July 21, 2008 11:33 AM
Susie said...

I would love some sprinkles!! I am with you though…the color is very important so I want not so natural:-)

July 21, 2008 11:39 AM
Delicious Delights said...

I would have to choose the “good” sprinkles — you can’t beat those nice colors! Your blog is great!

July 21, 2008 11:40 AM
Michelle said...

I would say I think they should be good…not good for you where is the fun in that!

July 21, 2008 11:45 AM
Brent said...

Ohh!! I love good sprinkles! If I’m baking treats they aren’t good for me anyway, so why should I care if the sprinkles are good for me?

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July 21, 2008 11:46 AM
Melissa DiStefano said...

Sprinkle me! Pretty please!!! Pretty pretty please with sprinkles on top!

July 21, 2008 11:47 AM
Miri said...

I actually like the all natural ones, they would look lovely on a girly cupcake. (for boys the rainbow ones are probably better…).


July 21, 2008 11:47 AM
sila-lumenn said...

Oh, no, Mr. Sprinkles! They’re just decorations. How could you let your beautiful colors be dulled by peer pressure? *sob* I like my sprinkles good, not good for me.

July 21, 2008 11:48 AM
KrstlChik said...

i would love some! i’m planning on trying your mini-cupcakes soon.

July 21, 2008 11:53 AM
bunny said...

i like the bright colored ones! those pops are so cute my granddaughters would love these!

July 21, 2008 12:00 PM
Courtney said...

I like my sprinkles good, not good for me. And do you want to know my favorite way to eat sprinkles? On a peanut butter sandwich they’re delightful! Yum! Yum! Thanks for the chance to win!

July 21, 2008 12:04 PM
torinem said...

Mmmm…sprinkles. I am always about good. I’m sure good for you is the better decision, but if I am eating something like sprinkles, I want it to be yummy. I’ll eat broccoli if I want something good for me!

July 21, 2008 12:05 PM
Michelle said...

Good for you. Though… I am aware of the irony there. I mean, we’re putting sugar sprinkles on top of a cake with butter, eggs, more sugar. Haha. But I’d still rather stay away from artificial chemicals.

Thanks for the giveaway!

July 21, 2008 12:07 PM
Mrs. Darnell said...

If I were using them for fall cupcakes, they would be beautiful, but please, they need MORE color. Maybe some beet juice to make them pink–maybe that wouldn’t be a popular flavor though!

July 21, 2008 12:08 PM
Amy said...

Oh wow…sprinkles that are “good for you” is a concept new to me, so I would love to try these :)

July 21, 2008 12:10 PM
tania said...

Wow – you already have so many comments. You are one popular girl! Those sprinkles look yummy. And these days I am trying to cook and bake with more natural ingredients – though some of them don’t look as flashy fun as the old standby.
Could me in for the sprinkles – I have made (not as nicely as you) the cupcake bites several times now – though for some reason my friends keep calling them “boobies!”

July 21, 2008 12:14 PM
koryshar said...

“healthy” sprinkles. Oh, brother! Aren’t we splitting hairs at this point. C’mon, we are talking about pressed sugary pieces that go on a cake. I say bring on the fabulous color of the original!!! Let’s leave the healthy stuff where it is more apt to make a real difference.

July 21, 2008 12:17 PM
lovesweetlove said...

ooh, I love sprinkles! I don’t think I can get this kind in my town either, I hope I win!!

July 21, 2008 12:18 PM
Disney Mummy said...

Yeah, I’ll take the Good ones with all their beautiful artificial glory. Grin.

July 21, 2008 12:19 PM
Dave and Catherine said...

Definitely good. They’re sprinkles; they’re not supposed to be good for you!

July 21, 2008 12:20 PM
shanjes77 said...

Ohh I’d prefer them good – rather than good for me! Loved your little story, so cute!

July 21, 2008 12:22 PM
Juls said...

I would prefer the “pretty” sprinkles. Let’s face it. We use sprinkles to make something look cute, not because they add nutritional value!!!

Great blog!

July 21, 2008 12:25 PM
Aunt LoLo said...

Ooh…sprinkles! sprinkles make EVERYTHING better.

July 21, 2008 12:27 PM
Jenn said...

I like the brightly colored ones better. I LOVE this sprinkle container! I never seen this before. My kids would flip for those!

July 21, 2008 12:27 PM
bripark said...

Yum yum! I’d take sprinkles any way I could get them! – I don’t discriminate :)

July 21, 2008 12:28 PM
Amy said...

I’m just having a hard time figuring out the point of healthier sprinkles. They’re sprinkles! It’s not as if you would use them on your bran muffins. The whole point of using sprinkles is that they are fun!

July 21, 2008 12:30 PM
Tori said...

I’d have to say Good for you, but I definitely like the Good colors better! They don’t sell these sprinkles at my grocery store, so I’d love to try them out! I’m addicted to sprinkles! :)

July 21, 2008 12:31 PM
Laurie said...

I’m going with Good but would be thrilled to win the Good For You Sprinkles as well! Have a great day!

July 21, 2008 12:32 PM
Becky said...

I love sprinkles. I would love either one. I do like the bright colors better but sometimes as long as you have sprinkles its still fun.

July 21, 2008 12:33 PM
Nichole said...

nmi noticed the same exact thing yesterday when i went to go buy some!!!!! i didnt even realize they were now all natural…i just thought they were a new batch of colors! so sad the old, BRIGHT colors are gone!

July 21, 2008 12:37 PM
Kari* said...

I’m pretty sure I could put any kind of sprinkles on everything I ever eat! Yum!

July 21, 2008 12:39 PM
Maggie said...

Since I’m not eating cupcakes for their nutritional value in the first place, I’d say just plain Good. The colors are so much happier!

July 21, 2008 12:41 PM
The Tieman Family said...

I say if you want good for you— eat veggies, I choose Good for all things dessert, including sprinkles

July 21, 2008 12:43 PM
Jo said...

I love your blog!
The good for you’s are probably worth a try. At least they kept the fun container the same!

July 21, 2008 12:45 PM
Aidan's mom said...

I love your blog! I haven’t had the chance to make any of the cupcake pops, but I’m planning to soon. As for the good vs. the good for you question…. I don’t think it really matters if they are good for you when it comes to candy sprinkles. Unless you’re sitting there eating the entire bottle, it’s not something I would worry about. I like the old colors! :)

July 21, 2008 12:46 PM
darling729 said...

Most definitly, without a doubt…GOOD, GOOD, GOOD!!

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Thanks for sharing your creativity!


July 21, 2008 12:47 PM
Sar Sar said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE sprinkles, the good kind, not so much the good for you kind.

July 21, 2008 12:47 PM
Annie said...

I enjoy both but in different ways. Not Good because they’re the classic, the original. The Good because, well, that way I can eat more of them in the name of my eating something good for me.

July 21, 2008 12:48 PM
JoAnn said...

Good – the blue and green just add a necessary punch of color!

July 21, 2008 12:50 PM
kd said...

I love sprinkles and contests! Such a fun container for them too. I love them mostly on ice cream and sugar cookies! :)

July 21, 2008 12:52 PM
Mommy's Kitchen said...

Those are just the cutest pops. I like my sprinkes good. I think i am going to have to make those.

July 21, 2008 12:55 PM
Desiree said...

Forget about what the sprinkles look like! My kids saw the container and want the container! Everything is about looking good in this house. The more pink the better.

July 21, 2008 12:56 PM
Daily Jot & Tittle said...

I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

July 21, 2008 12:57 PM
Daniel's Mum said...

Bakerella you sweet thing! Thank you for sharing these with us. I would love some please. Your ROCK!

July 21, 2008 12:58 PM
Kristine & Jeff said...

I would LOVE some sprinkles! I agree with you – I prefer GOOD sprinkles rather than good for you sprinkles!! :-) The colors are way cuter.

July 21, 2008 12:59 PM
nebbaz said...

Sometimes food doesn’t have to be “fuel”.
I say live a little! Afterall, aesthetics really makes a difference.

July 21, 2008 01:01 PM
Loni said...

I’ve got to admit; when it comes to sprinkles, I prefer the good. Normally I would choose good for you, but these are cupcake sprinkles! Pretty wins with sprinkles!!

Thank you for sharing!

And for an update…I tried the flowers with some white chocolate chips (the only thing I could find that was safe for my daughter’s nut allergy) and they were just too soft. :(

Any suggestions?

July 21, 2008 01:02 PM
Cherie said...

Please enter me! I would love to win some sprinkles! Also, I’d probably have to pick “Good” over “Good for you”! Is dessert supposed to be good for you? :-)

July 21, 2008 01:04 PM
sara-lynn said...

I’m going to go with go because I’m a big fan of color and the bolder and brighter, the better

July 21, 2008 01:07 PM
Carrie said...

I *love* your blog. And I totally agree with you, I’d rather have good sprinkles, they are way cuter!

July 21, 2008 01:08 PM
Melissa said...

I like my sprinkles “GOOD” not Good for you….. because they’re SPRINKLES!!

July 21, 2008 01:09 PM
Anonymous said...

I would love to win the GOOD ones! I like my sprinkles with chemicals. :-)

July 21, 2008 01:11 PM
Dani said...

Ooo, Those are so cute!. I’d have to pick the Good ones though!

July 21, 2008 01:13 PM
Cat said...

omg! i just LOVE mr sprinkles – although i’ve never seen him before today. i’ll have to check my local grocer. i would prefer Good [for you]. sweets are typically never good for you, so having ‘green’ sprinkles makes it guilt less :)

July 21, 2008 01:15 PM
pamelamunsell said...

Since I’m trying really hard to eat Very Healthy Foods I would pick the Good for you. And I do so think that sprinkles make desserts FUN!


July 21, 2008 01:19 PM
Eileen said...

I’m voting for “good.” You know they’re going on something not-very-good for you anyway, so why bother with healthy sprinkles?

Oh, and I’m from the Philadelphia area…we call them “jimmies” here!

July 21, 2008 01:20 PM
homedotmade said...

I’d say go for the Good vs. Good For You. They’re for dessert, something we shouldn’t eat all the time anyway, so why not splurge and go for the cuteness!

This culinary student would love some new goodies to try out and wow her instructors with!!! –send me some love, Bakerella, you rock!!!

July 21, 2008 01:21 PM
R, K, & O said...

You crack me up with your fight of the Mr. Sprinkles!

I do like the brighter colors best, I think. For as little as they are how “not good” for you can the unnatural ones be? :)

July 21, 2008 01:24 PM
Julie said...

I like the “good” – love brighter colors. I’ve been making cupcake pops ever since seeing you on Martha Stewart. I now also make cupcake bites!

July 21, 2008 01:25 PM
Anonymous said...

What good is “good for you” when it comes to dessert? I want it – and I want it good!

July 21, 2008 01:27 PM
Becki said...

I try to do everything all natural, so I guess the all natural sprinkles would be a winner for me! So cute!!

July 21, 2008 01:33 PM
The Carrolls said...

I have reading you since before Martha – and I am so happy that things are going so well for you and your site! I am going to vote “Good” – because if I really wanted “good for you” I wouldn’t be eating a cupcake pop. Bake on!

July 21, 2008 01:33 PM
Keepin' up with the Jones' said...

I would love the good kind – usually good for you isn’t always good!!

July 21, 2008 01:43 PM
Coordination Queen said...

I think having good for you sprinkles is a little strange… I mean seriously when you’re already eating all that other stuff… go ahead and add a little color.

July 21, 2008 01:44 PM
Renee said...

I say Good, not good for me. If I’m eating sprinkles, they’re probably donning something that isn’t good for me, either. So I should just go all the way, right?

July 21, 2008 01:44 PM
Andrea said...

I’m totally a Good girl!
Good for you is too boring ;)


July 21, 2008 01:47 PM
Jennifer said...

I would choose the GOOD!!! The good for you just aren’t as festive. Thanks!

July 21, 2008 01:48 PM
km said...

It’s hard to choose. For me, I see one as more spring, and one as more fall. I definitely couldn’t go with Good for you and get your original effect. But these are sprinkles…I don’t really think that sprinkles can be good for you. It’s not like they are put on veggies…they’re for cake and ice cream and cookies. FPS

July 21, 2008 01:50 PM
BeX said...

Ooooh…. I’d love to try the ‘Good for you/me’ kind. ;D

July 21, 2008 01:54 PM
Nature Nut said...

I tend to be a good for you type of person!

July 21, 2008 01:54 PM
delovely said...

I, personally, don’t think the colors for the All Natural sprinkles are that ugly. Kinda cute, actually.

July 21, 2008 01:54 PM
Anonymous said...

I choose PRETTY – when we are baking is “good for you” really what we’re thinking about?? I love this site – COPY EVERYTHING!! Keep your creative juices flowing … you inspire!! (

July 21, 2008 01:57 PM
Tracy Dupaquier said...

Sprinkles would be so fun, sprinkle some fun for everyone. :-)

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July 21, 2008 02:00 PM
Jill said...

this is not my normal style, but I would choose the “good for you.” I like the new colors! :)

July 21, 2008 02:01 PM
Porkloins said...

I like everything good for me, except when it comes to dessert.
That’s why dessert rules, and as a grown-up I sometimes eat it first.

July 21, 2008 02:02 PM
Anonymous said...

I’m going with the good. I don’t have sweets and sprinkles that often so when I go for it, I might as well go big!

July 21, 2008 02:03 PM
sunday said...

rainbow sprinkles are my most favorite thing in the world! i would love to win.

July 21, 2008 02:03 PM
sunday said...

oh i forgot to leave my link…

July 21, 2008 02:04 PM
Amy said...

Hmmm.. I vote for good for you! I kind of like the muted colors.

July 21, 2008 02:04 PM
Golly Gee Damn said...

I’m going with “GOOD” because “Good for You” is WAAAAYYY over-rated. The yummiest things are usually not good for you.

July 21, 2008 02:08 PM
Mary Helen said...

I just love the cute sprinkles bottle! I think I would choose the GOOD option with all of the bright colors. My email address is

July 21, 2008 02:10 PM
Theresa said...

we don’t have mr sprinkles.. and I do love the beautiful colors..and with autumn coming the good for you colors will also be great to use.. I would love to try mr sprinkles.. thank you so much

July 21, 2008 02:10 PM
cakegirl20 said...

Wow! Thank you so much! I would love some of the Good sprinkles! You are so right, the good ones look so much prettier than the good for you kind! Yuck!

July 21, 2008 02:12 PM
Elizabeth said...

Count me in! I love both kinds. The pale all natural looks like my colors. I’m a plain kinda person. Good luck to everyone!

July 21, 2008 02:13 PM
rdh97j said...

I would love some, good or good-for-you. I also just did a beach theme baby shower this weekend and used your cute little beach cupcake scene. It was a big hit, so thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

July 21, 2008 02:14 PM
Sweet Stuff said...

I would love to try Mr. Sprinkles! They are not available in my area and I plan on making some of your cupcakes for my daughter’s birthday coming up in August..Good for me?? Nah, color is what counts!!

July 21, 2008 02:14 PM
Jamie & Jen said...

Though I love both of the sprinkle colors, I would have to say the “good” sprinkles are a wee bit cuter. Love the packaging!

July 21, 2008 02:15 PM
Sweet Stuff said...

I would love to try Mr. Springles! They are not available in my area…my daughter’s birthday is coming up in August and I plan on making some of your great cupcakes! Good for me?? Nah, color is what counts!

July 21, 2008 02:17 PM
Anonymous said...

Hi, there…. wow how many of us like sprinkles jajaja
Hope to win this one!!!
I love sprinkles and have two little girls that love color, so I will have to go with the GOOD… I am not against good for you, but color is always a plus when making goodies.
Bakerella, I truly enjoy your Blog (it has becomed part of me already) and your new ideas…you are an artist! Great work and best wishes.

July 21, 2008 02:18 PM
Lindsay said...

I love my sprinkles when they are good, not good for me!

July 21, 2008 02:19 PM
lindsey said...

I’d love to win these! the bottles alone are too cute!

I am happy they are making the sprinkles better for you. But I agree the original colors pop. However the new sprinkles are a pretty pastel color too. I am of no assistence obviously!

Thanks for the chance!

July 21, 2008 02:20 PM
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