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.

Roxanne said...

I love sprinkles either way!

July 21, 2008 05:42 PM
Amy said...

Sprinkles without artificial color – yippee!! My son loved the cupcake pops I made for his birthday.

July 21, 2008 05:45 PM
dawn in ca said...

It’s kind of a toss-up, but good (original) wins for me b/c in such small amounts, artificial ingredients don’t worry me much. Kudos to Mr. Sprinkles, though, for going all natural! I can’t find either at our grocer, so I hope I win! :)

July 21, 2008 05:46 PM
saucy said...

i love good for you sprinkles!!!

July 21, 2008 05:48 PM
bridgett said...

agh, these sprinkles are SO cute!! are any sprinkles really good for you, by the way? ;)

July 21, 2008 05:51 PM
Jessie said...

I actually kind of like the Good for you ones better. I love the light purple sprinkles in it. I bet the good ones taste better though :)

July 21, 2008 06:00 PM
Joe & Nikki said...

I would love to win some sprinkles. I think I would choose the “good.” I mean if you are eating a sweet you might as well go all out and be bad. I say who cares about making a sprinkle better for you. :)

July 21, 2008 06:00 PM
Alana said...

I wish they could be good and good for you at the same time! But for sprinkles I’d probably go for Good cuz the colors are prettier!

July 21, 2008 06:02 PM
wan-nabe said...

i vote for “either”! both are good :) i’m at

love your blog so much!

July 21, 2008 06:02 PM
ingegerd said...

i like sprinkles,its make a diffrent..its leave a smile on your face!=) i love that bottle!!

July 21, 2008 06:11 PM
Jaime said...

I have no chance, I’m comment 421. But here goes…Hello! Sprinkles good for you is like Diet Coke with your greasy burger. It’s special occasions that you have sprinkles on your cupcakes, not an everyday occurance duh! I say show me why this natural sprinkle is better for you! I never heard anybody say on their death bed –gosh, if only those sprinkles weren’t artificially sweetened I’d still have few years left in me.

July 21, 2008 06:11 PM
Ashley said...

So glad I found your blog! Can’t wait to try these out! I likes sprinkles that are good! Can’t wait to look at your blog site more!

July 21, 2008 06:12 PM
Jeske said...

Omg these are so cute! To bad they don’t sell this in The Netherlands (i’m from the Netherlands) America has way better baking stuff. We don’t have al those cool things. Those sprinkles are realy amazing.

July 21, 2008 06:13 PM
beccaferry said...

I like the good for you. I think the colors are pretty.

July 21, 2008 06:14 PM
Mrs. Hernandez said...

To tell you the truth…I love colors on sprinkles cause they make all goodies cute and lively…so If I had to choose …I’d choose good, even though good for you is ok but it takes the liveliness and cuteness away!!!

July 21, 2008 06:14 PM
Jessa Mullen said...

I think the question is good or good for me…
My answer is usually good for me, but when it comes to desserts my answer is always just plain GOOD !!! no matter at what cost (or calorie count) GOOD !!!

July 21, 2008 06:23 PM
Mary Lou said...

Honestly, I think that I would prefer the Good for You sprinkles….I know that my 3 1/2 yo dd would love the Good for You sprinkles for her cookies, cupcakes, etc.

July 21, 2008 06:24 PM
MomToTwo said...

I’m going to say good for you, because I think I could like the milder colors. Plus my kids will eat them like candy! :) Love the blog!

July 21, 2008 06:31 PM
Jamieanne said...

Hi Bakerella, I can’t find Mr Sprinkles anywhere so I would really love it if that random number generator chose me!

Personally, I like the good-for-you sprinkles and I like the color combination of them too, BUT I do agree that the original Mr Sprinkles looks much better on your cupcake pops!

seanik AT

July 21, 2008 06:31 PM
angelabarton said...

Sprinkle some goodness on me, the “Good” kind that is. Love your blog!! I’m going to try your cupcake lollipops this weekend for my son’s first birthday! Can’t wait to try them out!!
You can get in touch with me at also check out (when you can) my creations at ( – and then click on Cakes by Angela) I’m working on my own little “sweet” business at home. Thanks!
Angela Barton

July 21, 2008 06:33 PM
Pieceful Bits said...

Most definitely the “good” mr. sprinkles for me;)

July 21, 2008 06:34 PM
Cynthia Holt Ziemian said...

Oh my….432 comments??? I read your great blog all the time. I don’t really bake but might venture out try some of your cupcake ideas! Check out my blog:

July 21, 2008 06:36 PM
Dejah said...

GO for the good! They make everything better! (

July 21, 2008 06:36 PM
Reneé said...

hUnfortunately, I’m all about looks! LOL! BUT, I think you could still make some pretty things with the all-natural colors too.

July 21, 2008 06:39 PM
The Mama Hood said...

I’d like them good for me!


kenzkween at hotmail dot com

July 21, 2008 06:40 PM
The Downtown Boutique said...

I would love to get either one! I will be leaving to go camping, so I won’t be able to write back right away if I win. You can still pick me though. We got our last sprinkles at Big Lots, and they’re pretty bad. They’re hard! I like soft sprinkles!


July 21, 2008 06:40 PM
Ashley said...

Sprinkles? Count me in! :)

July 21, 2008 06:43 PM
AnotherMomCreation said...

I just love your blog. I like my Sprinkles good and vibrant.

July 21, 2008 06:43 PM
Tryna said...

If it was good for you, it wouldn’t really be a treat. “Good” is definitely the winner! By the way, I made my parents the Nutter Butter truffles and they LOVED them! Thanks!

July 21, 2008 06:44 PM
rowleypoley said...

Wow…over 400 comments!! I would love the ‘Good’ sprinkles!

July 21, 2008 06:45 PM
Anonymous said...

Bright is better when it comes to cupcakes….if you’re already being “bad” by eating them are natural sprinkles make that big of a difference??

July 21, 2008 06:48 PM
Anonymous said...

I love the Good sprinkles….because they are gooder for me. hehe. I prefer the original cause they just look prettier!!!! My Supermarket has been out of these for a couple months, I ask EVERY time I go when they will be getting more in. I get hmmmmm I just don’t know!?!?!
WHAT IS THAT !!!! lol
Thanks, Mary (

July 21, 2008 06:51 PM
Katie said...

I love your cupcake pops! I get rave reviews when ever I make them. I would choose good – i like the colors better!

July 21, 2008 06:55 PM
ninfa said...

Your posts are always fun. Since I don’t eat sprinkles often, good tasting is better than good for

July 21, 2008 06:55 PM
Stacy said...

To sprinkle or not to sprinkle is not the question. GOOD (looking) or GOOD (for you) is the question. Now what is the answer? Who cares! We love sprinkles and Bakerella!!!!!

July 21, 2008 06:55 PM
Creative Angie P said...

i love both good and good for you…but think I’d prefer Good! IT’s all about the presentation and I love the colors in the old style!

July 21, 2008 07:07 PM
jancd said...

I would choose the good looking ones. Watched the show. You were cool. Jancd

July 21, 2008 07:09 PM
Kristin said...

Wow what a difference in color!! I hope they develop a more pink sprinkle and quick!

July 21, 2008 07:09 PM
The Flirty Girl said...

I have to admit I’d choose good for you over good. The colors might be a bit more dull but they’re still plenty cute :o)

Especially loved the fight scene. You’ve got such a great blog!

July 21, 2008 07:10 PM
Julia said...

I’d love me some sprinkles to put on my birthday cake this week! I am in the “good for you” camp…sorry!

July 21, 2008 07:13 PM
Barbara C. said...

I have never seen the ‘Mr. Sprinkles’ brand in the grocery stores where I live. I would love to win some “good for you” sprinkles. I don’t believe I’ve had had sprinkles that were considered “good for me”. Your blog is the best. Made the teddy graham beach cake over the weekend – big hit. THANKS!

July 21, 2008 07:15 PM
Ashley said...

I so would choose the good ones! I agree the good for you just aren’t the same:(. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

July 21, 2008 07:16 PM
Monica Rose Freng said...

I completely love the *good sprinkles* because the colors make me completely happy and I cannot wait to try them out on some delicious little treat!

July 21, 2008 07:17 PM
Shellee said...

Sprinkles that have color are the only way to go. I definately would eat the better looking one more than the “natual” not so great. After all, would you eat a healthy item in the shape of a dog treat?

July 21, 2008 07:18 PM
Kristin said...

Ooh! I’d love to try these! I’d have to go with the good… though I know the good for you is the correct answer. ;)

July 21, 2008 07:21 PM
Megan said...

Doesn’t matter to me – all forms of sugar are welcomed :) Thanks for sharing and for such an awesome blog – I love all the ideas.

July 21, 2008 07:21 PM
Rebecca Wood said...

Oh please!
Im all for healthy eating but we are talking SPRINKLES here!
I’ll take the GOOD (and colorful) sprinkles please!

July 21, 2008 07:23 PM
Lisa said...

The packaging is way cute, I think I need some sprinkles also! Is there a difference in taste between the “goods”? I guess I’ll go the either.

July 21, 2008 07:27 PM
Anna said...

i like the regular sparkly ones but the healthier ones would be good for kids or ppl who don’t know when to stop (ie my husband)

July 21, 2008 07:27 PM
Melinda said...

How fun! If I win, you choose for me :)

Love your blog!

July 21, 2008 07:29 PM
Amanda V. said...

Sprinkles make me happy! I would so love to use some of these for my girls b-days that are coming up next month. and while I should go for the “good for you” ones, I have to say I LOVE the “good” ones that are just the perfect color!!

July 21, 2008 07:32 PM
steele family said...

How fun! I would love the good for you version of the sprinkles.

July 21, 2008 07:33 PM
Hellooooo Gorgeous said...

i love the bright colors of sprinkles, the good for you ones are a lil bland. thanks for sharing with us

July 21, 2008 07:36 PM
Schluter said...

I love all sprinkles- I don’t discriminate! It’s even in my “about me” that I love sprinkles!

July 21, 2008 07:44 PM
Ashley said...

I do like them both, but I would have to pick the Godd sprinkles.

July 21, 2008 07:45 PM
Georgianna said...

I would choose GOOD. Treats should look fun and inviting to eat. Who wants to eat something that looks like it has been in the sun too long. Plus, the original formula never killed any one so it sure wasn’t bad!

July 21, 2008 07:46 PM
DanaDow said...

The new formula does not look very rainbow-y at all! They look more like Halloween sprinkles.

July 21, 2008 07:46 PM
jrbaker24 said...

I LOVE these pops, and I LOVE your different variations! Count my vote for the good, vibrant sprinkles ; )! Keep up the great blog!

July 21, 2008 07:57 PM
missy s said...

i would love some sprinkles! you take such awesome photographs!!!

July 21, 2008 07:58 PM
Andrea said...

Maybe now I could justify my love for sprinkles with the good for you option! I love all your ideas!!

July 21, 2008 07:59 PM
schwartz said...

I *love* sprinkles! And I would be honored to have some of the infamous sprinkles that are good for you. Although, when it comes to baked goods I never use sound judgement! Good for me typically doesnt cross my mind, its only ‘when can I go up and get a 2nd one w/o people thinking I eat too much?’

July 21, 2008 08:01 PM
Virginia H. said...

these are hilarious! and sprinkles are meant to be “not good for you” so I want the colorful ones!!

July 21, 2008 08:02 PM
Taryn Elise said...

They’re sprinkles for goodness sake! They aren’t supposed to be good for you! The original are WAY cuter.


July 21, 2008 08:04 PM
Jen said...

Ahh those are great! But I understand why they cahnge is not the best for decorating.

July 21, 2008 08:05 PM
Marla said...

Good all the way! :)

July 21, 2008 08:07 PM
Susan said...

Definitely the “good” sprinkles for every day use. I have a wonderful daughter who would love to add “sprinkles” to her daily food groups. LOL. I think the “good for you” sprinkles would be good for fall. That’s what those colors remind me of. My email address is

July 21, 2008 08:10 PM
Janna said...

I love your blog and this post was hilarious. I know you are sad about the new colors, but I like them. :)

July 21, 2008 08:19 PM
Aulii said...

GOOD!…cupcakes may not be good for you waistline but they are good for your soul! Bring on the artifical preservative filled happy snappy Mr. Sprinkles!

July 21, 2008 08:21 PM
dlb said...

Hmmm. I don’t really care one way or the other, but if I had to choose, I think I would pick the cuter ones.
The brightly coloured sprinkles look a lot more fun!

July 21, 2008 08:25 PM
2boys+mom said...

I like my sprinkles GOOD! :-)


July 21, 2008 08:28 PM
ispeakbeanish said...

I would love to win these sprinkles. We always have sprinkles on our cupcakes.

July 21, 2008 08:30 PM
Kristin said...

I agree with you – i go for the good ones. they are sprinkles for goodness sakes! do they have to be all natural? it isn’t like you are consuming mass quantities on a daily basis. my goodness.

well besides that though, i would like to win some. can never have too many sprinkles! :)

July 21, 2008 08:41 PM
Sharon said...

Good or Good for me! Either way sprinkles are fun! Please enter me into your wonderful contest.

July 21, 2008 08:43 PM
Jaina said...

Giveaways, I love giveaways! Almost as much as I love sprinkles. :) I’ve never tried the good for you sprinkles, so I don’t know. I like the good colors better, but the good for you could be useful with certain color schemes.
Oh, and I’m pretty sure this links back to me, but just in case, you can find me at

July 21, 2008 08:46 PM
Paige Thompson Shepherd said...

SPRINKLES!!!! We love some sprinkles, but would love even win so GOOD Mr. Sprinkles!!

July 21, 2008 08:50 PM
Kaime said...

I would say good rather than good for you because i am all about cute and tasty. :)

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

I really don’t think an all natural sprinkle is really going to make that much of a difference..just my opinion, but whatever I might be topping them with probably won’t be all natural, so who cares? They are still cute though!

July 21, 2008 09:09 PM
Laura said...

I think I like the colors of the “good” sprinkles better than the “good for you” ones. I don’t want my cake to be good for me ;-)

July 21, 2008 09:14 PM
Alicia said...

I like my sprinkles good, not good for me :).

July 21, 2008 09:19 PM
Karen said...

Sprinkles are always GOOD, not good for you. My granddaughter also said GOOD, she loves sprinkles and cupcakes.

July 21, 2008 09:24 PM
Mary Susan said...

Yummy sprinkles!!

July 21, 2008 09:34 PM
andrea said...

I would love to try these sprinkles!! can’t get these in canada, i don’t believe!

July 21, 2008 09:38 PM
andrea said...

oops my link didn’t come up!! sorry

July 21, 2008 09:40 PM
Katie said...

GOOD sprinkles! There’s a debate going on in my house right now, is it sprinkles or jimmies? I just wikipedia’ed it… no clear answer, but did you know that in the Netherlands and Belgium chocolate sprinkles are commonly used as a sandwich topping! I’m gonna have to try this!

July 21, 2008 09:40 PM
Maricel said...

Oh… I’d have to go with the “good” sprinkles. :)

July 21, 2008 09:41 PM
Anonymous said...

I’d love the sprinkles – I’ve made your cute little cupcakes for my daughter’s birthday – so cute!

July 21, 2008 09:46 PM
curlyheadedprincess said...

Good is best when it comes to sprinkles. It’s not like you’re going to eat enough of them to necessitate the “good for you” factor.

July 21, 2008 09:48 PM
teejay said...

Good for you would be my choice, but I wouldn’t turn away the others if I win!

July 21, 2008 09:51 PM
MrsMarch said...

I would love to have a shot at winning these, they are great. I did those adorable cupcake pops but only found the small sprinkles. Everyone loved them , thanks for sharing your recipe!

July 21, 2008 09:53 PM
peaches said...

i like my sprinkles good and BAAADDD! i’ve have never seen mr. sprinkles until today but i think he is a friend of mr. bill’s. love you bakerella!! june

July 21, 2008 09:54 PM
Lacyface said...

I would have to go with “good” for sure! I prefer pretty to sensible!

July 21, 2008 09:56 PM
Jay and Camille said...

Your stuff is amazing. My husband tells me I am making him fatter, I blame it on you :)

July 21, 2008 10:00 PM
brittney said...

I like the good sprinkles! :)

July 21, 2008 10:00 PM
Joelle said...

Definitely have to use the GOOD ones (not the good for you!). My husband loves sprinkles and we like to say he has a little ice cream with his sprinkles. the ratio is typically 1:5,ice cream to sprinkles. btw, i made the cupecake pops and have a pic of them on my blog. brought them to work today and they were a huge hit! i think they are better if you eat them a day after you make them! (

July 21, 2008 10:05 PM
amychristina said...

yay! let’s try natural, although i do agree i like th old colors!

July 21, 2008 10:12 PM
~Q~ said...

I love sprinkles although we call them jimmies in my part of the country. I love any and all kinds so either works for me. I like the colors of the new ones too.

July 21, 2008 10:22 PM
Heather said...

I love the bright colors! I would have to choose good, not good for you ^_^

July 21, 2008 10:25 PM
Carrie said...

I like the Good sprinkles. The colors just look better on frosting!

July 21, 2008 10:25 PM
Russ&Nic said...

Since the odds are that whatever I am putting the sprinkles on is not good for me, but rather juts good, I would go for th good. A couple “good for me” sprinkles aren’t going to make a difference.

July 21, 2008 10:33 PM
musethisway said...

Oh wow, that’s a lot of sprinkles! And I would certainly love the infamous sprinkles used in your gorgeous cupcake ball pops. I would choose Good For You. The colors for Good are just lovely, but despite the drab colors on Good For You, I can’t pass up a healthier version if it’s offered. :D

July 21, 2008 10:35 PM
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