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.

Jennifer said...

when it comes to sprinkles, i would prefer good rather than good for me. Where’s the fun in that?


July 22, 2008 01:33 PM
Megret said...

Good! Not good for you! They’re going on ice cream and cakes after all, are they not?

July 22, 2008 01:39 PM
Toni said...


I mean, it’s a sprinkle, not a carrot, for pete’s sake.

July 22, 2008 01:39 PM
supermom said...

i was so excited when i saw you used these sprinkles, because, i had them in MY cupboard. Ok, now, i am an advocate for “all natural”/organic but seriously, SPRINKLES, um, i can let a cute sprinkle slide. the all natural ones, hideous! LOL! maybe they will go back or figure out a better formula!

July 22, 2008 01:49 PM
jamie said...

good…i like good…forget about good for you…we’re talking cupcakes here….

July 22, 2008 01:50 PM
Jodi said...

I’m with you – Good is so much cuter than “good for you” – I say “bring on the pretty!” Thanks for the great giveaway!

July 22, 2008 01:51 PM
bishopfamily said...

I would love me some Mr.Sprinkles!!!! I would say that we prefer good for us. :) I am trying to make more ‘natural’ food choices for us, and these would fit right in!


July 22, 2008 02:00 PM
Katie said...

I like them good but now that I have a child I think good for you may be better.

July 22, 2008 02:16 PM
Anonymous said...

i like good sprinkles. the colors make for a more festive treat! thanks for all your great ideas!

meagan f.

July 22, 2008 02:24 PM
Leigh Ann Baird said...

All sprinkles are good for me because they make me happy!

July 22, 2008 02:27 PM
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July 22, 2008 02:41 PM
Katie said...


I LOVE your blog. And try to make your treats as much as possible.

I love my sprinkles good FOR me. All natural is best!


July 22, 2008 02:46 PM
Amandasue H. said...

I’ve never heard of these sprinkles, although the bottle is cute, and I like the “good” ones better they just seem more fun and kid friendly with the bright colours, so I hope the company figures out a way to brighten the new good for you ones. unforgetable_dreamer_always “at”

July 22, 2008 03:08 PM
Elizabeth said...

They are both pretty, but the original is nicer. Please enter me in your contest! It always makes my day when you post something new!

July 22, 2008 03:09 PM
Sonia said...

I’m like you, I like them Good, better then Good for you, i’m all about the look lol


July 22, 2008 03:10 PM
Maria said...

Sprinkles are so fun!! I would go with good…dessert isn’t supposed to be healthy…only delicious!

July 22, 2008 03:18 PM
Betsey said...

I like the Good looking sprinkles better.

July 22, 2008 03:20 PM
Kelly said...

these are way too fun. and i love how the opening isn’t ginormous so all the sprinkles come flying out at once! oh, and i definitely prefer Good to Good for me. Thanks for the chance to win some sprinkle-goodness!


July 22, 2008 03:24 PM
kaylee8 said...

I am not a sprinkles fan but my kids are and this would be tons of fun for them when they help in the kitchen making goodies!

July 22, 2008 03:28 PM
April said...

Good Sprinkles!! Who cares if they’re good FOR you? Love your blog, and LOVE your photos. You’re an inspiration! :o)

July 22, 2008 03:32 PM
Grammy said...

I just made my first cupcake pops – they were so much fun and I loved how they turned out. I would love to have the famous Mr. Sprinkles for my next batch.


July 22, 2008 03:34 PM
Crystal said...

I have two kids, and what kids does not love sprinkles, and especially ones in a clown bottle. Good or good for you is good with me!

July 22, 2008 03:50 PM
stephanie said...

You are too funny! I have never in my life seen these in my grocery…but the colors, well, they’re still fabulous! :) It’s your treats that make them that way!!

p.s. good vs good for you? Good will always give good for you a beat down, lol

July 22, 2008 04:12 PM
Sarah said...

I like my sprinkles good! I looked all over for the kind of sprinkles you used and couldn’t find them so it would be great to win some :)

July 22, 2008 04:18 PM
Anonymous said...

Sprinkles just make any frosting fun. I’m for bright, cheery colors to brighten up someone’s day! Thanks for the opportunity to win these!

July 22, 2008 04:22 PM
rissaroe said...

I love my springles just plain “Good,” but either one would be great!

July 22, 2008 04:23 PM
Aunt Kristina said...

Now that I’m pregnant, I simply cannot get enough of sprinkles on ice cream or whipped cream. Personally, I’m a “good” kind of sprinkles. Something about the fake colors seems to make them taste better–and that taste is what I crave!

July 22, 2008 04:30 PM
Chelle said...

Hmmm I like both good AND good for you! Either sounds good!

I agree though! The “Good” ones *are* much prettier!!

July 22, 2008 04:37 PM
Brilynn said...

In my own magical world, all things related to dessert are good for me, so if someone wants to make sprinkles that go along with my theory, by all means, go ahead.

July 22, 2008 04:37 PM
Mandy Poo said...

cutest sprinkles EVER!

since sprinkles are a fun luxury, and used in EXTREME moderation, i think beauty trumps nutritional value. just my two cents! :)

thanks bakerella for all the fun ideas!

July 22, 2008 04:39 PM
Christal said...

we love sprinkles and your blog you are so funny!! and talented!

July 22, 2008 04:44 PM
Morris Mama said...

I choose good! I’m probably going to put them on something that’s not good for me so what the hey, what’s it going to hurt!

July 22, 2008 04:52 PM
Angela said...

Cool! Well, hum… I really like the bright colors but I also really like the natural ones, because they look more like earth tones. So, I guess each one could be used for something different! I don’t really like sprinkles, although my kids do, and they would love to have some I am sure, while I would enjoy the clown!

I guess I didn’t really choose, did I? But that’s okay, because its just been one of those kinds of days!

Thanks for the great giveaway!
I hope that knocking out the clown has helped you not feel so sad!


July 22, 2008 05:09 PM
bakerchick103 said...

Count me in. And Im in the good not good for you camp. Woo hoo!

July 22, 2008 05:10 PM
Anonymous said...

I came upon your site through a friend’s and it’s really cute. I love baking and would love to try the sprinkles and would prefer the good ones. :)
Annie Ferrera

July 22, 2008 05:27 PM
katy said...

Okay here is the thing…..they are sprinkles!!!! Who really care if they are good for you, its not like you are putting them on veggies or something (although it may be a thought for my kids) but you put them on cake and ice cream. Plus you eat a small amount for each serving they can’t really be THAT bad for you, right? Just a thought.
I love your blot it is great.

July 22, 2008 05:28 PM
Bruce and Monette said...

Sprinkles!!please sprinkle me with the good for you! My 3 boys will be impress!

July 22, 2008 05:39 PM
Susan said...

These sprinkles are so cute! I’m not particular, any kind of sprinkles in my day make it that much better :)

July 22, 2008 05:57 PM
katiewhitecoat said...

I’m way into “Good For You”. The long-term deliciousness of no artificial colors is a big plus for me. Besides, I’m a fan of drab colors.

July 22, 2008 06:00 PM
Kelly Shoroye said...

Definetly GOOD! Theirs no skimping when it comes to sweets. Go big or go home I say. It would be awesome to add these sprinkles to my slowly growing baking accesories.

July 22, 2008 06:01 PM
family said...

Definately the GOOD!
Love looking at your blog!

July 22, 2008 06:02 PM
Ellie said...

I’m all about NATURAL! But I do agree on the color issue…;}

July 22, 2008 06:08 PM
emilyadi said...

Good, not good for you. It’s not like you’re putting them on a carrot.

email is my username above at gmail

July 22, 2008 06:09 PM
Katy said...

i absolutely prefer the good as opposed to the ‘good for you’ sprinkles!! :)

July 22, 2008 06:32 PM
Isa said...

GOOD SPRINKLES, because all the magic in sprinkles is in it’s color so if you take that away you only have… like cereal or something!
Thanks for the chance!

July 22, 2008 06:48 PM
djohnson said...

i would love to have some good sprinkles…thanks for the chance!!

July 22, 2008 06:51 PM
ang said...

I’m all about the look, so I’d say good over good for you. And I’m with Stella, I call these jimmies, not sprinkles, but they are cute no matter what they’re called!

July 22, 2008 06:57 PM
JessJezzz said...

I like the original much better. They’re just tiny sprinkles – how bad can they be?

July 22, 2008 07:04 PM
Andee said...

I would take the pretty version over the healthy version. Sad, but true. I LOVE that container. My hubby does product design, and I think he’d keep it after it is empty just for fun.

July 22, 2008 07:05 PM
gaylen said...

Wow! I think seeing them on your cute little pops that I like the good ones, however the good (for you) ones have some pretty earthy colors. I’m so indecisive :) g

July 22, 2008 07:39 PM
Alisha E. said...

OMGOSH I’ve never seen a blog with sooo many comments before! HOLY CRAP!!!…haha!

Well you’re definitely creative FOR SURE!!!!!

July 22, 2008 07:40 PM
buttercream said...

I like the Original colors better too. Is all natural really that important for candy sprinkles?

July 22, 2008 07:40 PM
Hali said...

enter me

i need color in my life

July 22, 2008 07:50 PM
Kelli said...

They had to go a mess with a “good” thing….really, how bad could the original Mr. Sprinkles be for you anyhow??
I absolutely love your blog! You inspire me.

July 22, 2008 07:51 PM
Kelly said...

Sign me up…any sprinkles would be great!

July 22, 2008 08:01 PM
The Miles Family said...

I love sprinkles. My 5 year old ADORES sprinkles. My 16 month old can’t get enough sprinkles in her mouth!!!

July 22, 2008 08:05 PM
Natalie said...

I take the good with the bad (for you). All sprinkles are so much fun. Love your blog. I always get happy when my google reader shows that you’ve done something new.

July 22, 2008 08:08 PM
Marfa said...

Hello! I hope you’re doing well today, despite the the sprinkle change…I was thinking we get all natural pasta in green (using spinach) and a few green sprinkles would make the natural mix more colourful…maybe I’ll suggest that to them! Anyhow, I vote for the good (for you) kind!!!

July 22, 2008 08:24 PM
The Hoods said...

I would definetly choose the GOOD!!!! my little girl loves to put sprinkles on cookies, cakes, etc.

July 22, 2008 08:43 PM
Cornfields, children and waterballet said...

I love my sprinkles GOOD! The color change is just so amazing. We don’t have these kinds of sprinkles here in NE. I would love to get my hand on sprinkles. You know sprinkles just make the world so happy.

July 22, 2008 08:43 PM
Rebecca said...

The original ones are much prettier. I feel like the newer colors aren’t bad, but only if you specifically want that color scheme. Otherwise they’re pretty lame. ):

July 22, 2008 08:43 PM
Kendra said...

I love GOOD sprinkles, instead of Good for You. We just need to eat less! And I love, love, love chocolate sprinkles in particular. I love you Bakerella!

July 22, 2008 08:48 PM
undonegirl said...

OK, so I’m thinking if I’m eating a cupcake or anything with a sprinkle on it, the sprinkles are like .001% of my intake…I say good-lookin’ vs. good for me.

July 22, 2008 09:23 PM
Kim said...

You are hilarious- loved your post. Love sprinkles. Love your pops. I definitely prefer the bright and colorful sprinkles- which in this case are the “good” ones!

July 22, 2008 09:40 PM
Tara Wallace said...

If I am going to add sprinkles to something I would definatley rather them be good than good for me!

July 22, 2008 09:43 PM
AliciaSharp said...

I would have to say I like the good cause they are much prettier! Thanks for the give away!!

July 22, 2008 09:46 PM
Dana said...

You totally crack me up with your posts! I’d have to say GOOD. I mean, isn’t that why you use sprinkles in the first place? Indulge baby!

July 22, 2008 09:53 PM
Amanda said...

Yay Sprinkles! I love them both… but the colors are awesome in the good ones. sooo let’s say the good ones win!

Thanks Bakerella!

July 22, 2008 10:11 PM
Barbara said...

I would have to say that I would choose GOOD.I can get “good for you” in other ways but when you are making such super cute treats then looks do count !

:-) Barbara

July 22, 2008 10:24 PM
Anonymous said...

I vote for GOOD. I love the bright colors!

July 22, 2008 10:28 PM
Karen said...

Good, because “good for you” is never fun…

July 22, 2008 10:30 PM
Jackie said...

So cute! We’ve never seen the likes of this brand out here so I sure would love to try them! Good Good Good!

July 22, 2008 10:38 PM
Natalya. said...

GOOD sprinkles please.

July 22, 2008 10:38 PM
Justlikehoney! said...

They both look lovely to me, I would use them both. :)

July 22, 2008 10:39 PM
Anonymous said...

i am new to finding your blog and i love it, it makes me hungry for more ;) ;) i like things that are “good” but they are both fun colors

thanks for the chance to win some,


July 22, 2008 10:47 PM
April said...

It has to be the “good” sprinkles for me! I love the colors and they look fresh;whereas I believe the other ones look like they’ve been sitting in the container for awhile.

July 22, 2008 10:53 PM
gee said...

Sprinkles are good for you without a doubt!!

July 22, 2008 10:59 PM
juniper_breeeze said...

i love sprinkles. There wonderful. makes a cupcake complete.

July 22, 2008 11:10 PM
Brooke G. said...

I would usually say good for you but when you are eating cupcakes you of course need the good stuff!!!

July 22, 2008 11:10 PM
lfamily5 said...

I see what you mean about the color! You are just so darn cute, Bakerella!

July 22, 2008 11:15 PM
postcardgirl said...

I KNOW I tried posting this once before but it’s not showing up! I definitely vote for GOOD, after all, these are sprinkles, they’re not exactly meant to be healthy for you!!

July 22, 2008 11:26 PM
Lori said...

wow….this is huge! I want the good sprinkles, the colors are better!

I would love to win some, as my bday is coming up!

Enjoy your blog!

July 22, 2008 11:39 PM
Amy-Alisa said...

Wow, that’s a lot of entries for some free sprinkles! You’re so popular.

July 22, 2008 11:43 PM
MaryBeth said...

I LOVE sprinkles on everything. Since you would already be eating something sweet and delicious I say use the GOOD sprinkles…. they are so much nicer to look at. The good for you sprinkles just don’t draw you in and make the finished product as inviting.

July 22, 2008 11:45 PM
You may call me Kitten said...

I like my sprinkles anyway I can get them!

July 23, 2008 12:00 AM
yoyo said...

hmm i say good! because if you’re eating cupcakes you may as well go all out and just skip the good for you part :)

July 23, 2008 12:02 AM
maybe strawberry said...

i like the good for you sprinkles

July 23, 2008 12:06 AM
Linda O* said...

Hi, I like Sprinkles! I like both because their colors are different – tho either one would be fine.


Linda O

July 23, 2008 12:30 AM
Stupendous Treats said...

I like any sort of sprinkles, but I have to agree with you I like original colors much better!

July 23, 2008 12:36 AM
samsakara said...

I love any kind of sprinkles for my kids. This would be a great chance to try this brand of sprinkles I never had before.

July 23, 2008 12:54 AM
BeachMama said...

As long as they are good I don’t mind if they are also good for you :).

Love the new look of your site, it sure looks like your talents run much deeper than baking.

July 23, 2008 01:09 AM
maichelle said...

yay i love your giveaways!! i like my sprinkles GOOD!!! after all u only live your life once!!

July 23, 2008 01:28 AM
Amy said...

I’m a sprinkle fanatic. And definitely good… when you’re eating sweets, the last thing you need to worry about being good for you is the cute little accents on top.

July 23, 2008 01:41 AM
girls with dice said...

I LOVE Mr. Sprinkles and all the food dye that comes with him!!

July 23, 2008 01:46 AM
Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

Um, I’m sorry, but they’re sprinkles (italics added, if only I knew how to do that in HTML). They don’t go on healthy foods, so they don’t need to be healthy. I’m all for the bad ones being good!

And I LOVE LOVE LOVE (to the kajillionth number) your creativity! and your blog!

July 23, 2008 01:59 AM
Mandy said...

Sprinkles of any kind are good – I really don’t have a preference as long as they have a little crunch to them. Thanks for the chance to get ahold of some! – Mandy

July 23, 2008 02:18 AM
Wendy said...

I’m all about the pretty colors. If someone’s worried about all natural, why are they eating sprinkles?

July 23, 2008 02:26 AM
Leanne said...

WOW. 711 comments already. I’ll try anyway for the win. ;)

Bakerella is my favorite blog!!!

July 23, 2008 02:53 AM
Girl Fisher said...

I like the lavender color in the all natural version!

July 23, 2008 02:57 AM
Cherry Blossoms said...

I like my sprinkles GOOD! I would love to try these Sprinkles…I’ve never seen them in any store before!

July 23, 2008 03:04 AM
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