Saturday, July 26, 2008

People like Mr. Sprinkles

Okay, the comments have been counted (all 928 of them) and you guys really like your sprinkles. On cupcakes, ice cream and toast even. I think some of you would even forget the cake for a spoonful. So, when it comes to color, let’s see how things shake out.
I think the “eithers” have the right idea. I mixed the two together and they look pretty awesome with the purple added.

Note: The remaining 15% commented without casting a vote.

Most of you feel like I do – that sprinkles should be colorful. And – good for you – isn’t what you’re thinking about when you’re cramming a cupcake in your mouth. But I have to admit, this comment makes me think twice.


I can definitely deal with a little lack of color so all kids can have sprinkles on their cupcakes.

And who knows, maybe Mr. Sprinkles will decide to make both kinds and make us all happy. (please. please. please.)

Now for the winning numbers as selected by



Congratulations… the clowns are coming. Each of you will receive a set of All-Natural Rainbow & Chocolate Mr. Sprinkles!

Oh, and one more thing. A lot of you commented that they’re called jimmies in your area. We call them that here too. But I still think I’ll call these sprinkles. Take a look at the side-by-side. The jimmies look jumbo compared to these sweet little sprinkles. You can see why I like them for the pops. The size is much more proportional and they have a more delicate crunch, too.
jimmies for more info.

Okay, enough about sprinkles already.

S'mee said...

Even though I didn’t win, I have to say this was really fun. Thanks!

July 27, 2008 05:27 AM
puglyfeet said...

I regret missing this contest. I just subscribed to your blog via RSS so that I won’t ever miss a thing.

July 27, 2008 05:33 AM
Koselig koselig said...

This is not a smart page to visit when you try to diet hard !*lol* ;) I love your page and your baked stuff. Saw you on Martha too, how fun :)

July 27, 2008 08:47 AM
Joann & Nick said...

Even though I didn’t win, this was a really cute contest!

And, I HAVE to get some of those sprinkles!! :-)

July 27, 2008 12:09 PM
Clarissa Lopez said...

: ( I didn’t win, your cupcakes are too cute. Just wanted to pass some information regarding these sprinkles…they sell some just like these at Walmart they are made by CAKEMATE and they are BRIGHT and COLORFUL 2 LB small pail container easy for dipping : ) they are $2.39.

July 27, 2008 02:14 PM
Sienna said...

I missed this contest, but I can go find some somewhere. My mom will surely agree to it as long as I clean up the disastorous (sp?) mess I make every time I walk into this kitchen; normally I’m trying to invent recipes and so on.

I kinda do prefer both of the sprinkles mixed together. The purple adds a nice touch as you said. =] Look forward to your posts. x3

July 27, 2008 03:53 PM
Anonymous said...

I buy my sprinkles at an independent spice store where I live (the good looking ones). When my son started school and I contributed to the school bake sales, I made beautiful cupcakes from scratch and piped the frosting with a pastry bag. Martha would have been proud. However, my creations were being ignored in favor of the ugly cupcakes with day-glow icing and sprinkles. Go figure. It was a hard learned lesson- all cupcakes must have sprinkles!

July 27, 2008 03:56 PM
Elizabeth said...

I just love the numbers of sprinkles! :) I hope I win next time. Love your blog!!

July 27, 2008 04:16 PM
Robyn said...

Dear Bakerella,

Your site just keeps getting cuter and cuter. I can just picture you with number-shaped cookie cutters and all those sprinkles, taking your photos and smiling all the time! Your cleverness never ceases to amaze me. First your amazing baking talents, then your phenomenal camera skills, and now your computer and graphic abilities….I am thinking Martha is starting to get a bit nervous! :) My prediction…BIG THINGS are yet to come for our sweet Bakerella and her many fabulous skills!

July 27, 2008 04:35 PM
GothamGal said...

Congrats to the winners! This was a really cool contest!

July 27, 2008 07:39 PM
Tucker, Jess, and Brian said...

I’m telling you … every post you make is better than the last!! Your creativity is neverending. You just seem like such a cool person … an amazing baker, so camera-savvy, and great with a computer, too. Wow!! Keep the great posts coming! I love getting the email saying that there is a new post on your blog. :)

July 27, 2008 09:01 PM
cakegirl20 said...

Congratulations winner’s! Thank you so much for the contest Bakerella! It was ton’s of fun!

July 27, 2008 09:20 PM
Jeni M. said...

just happened upon your blog today and can’t wait to start baking! Thank you!

July 27, 2008 10:04 PM
snarflemarfle said...

What a fun contest!

And might I add that it appears that you are as good at design/digital photos as you are at baking! Quite the crafty woman, you are.

July 27, 2008 10:43 PM
Sandy said...

Fun contest! I ordered Mr. Sprinkles from Amazon, thanks to you! I am sure my family will enjoy them as I will disperse them to my daughters and daughter-in-law! Thanks a ton!

July 27, 2008 11:42 PM
Andrea said...

I have to put my vote in for the best baking site I’ve found – I just came on board yesterday in search of something creative for my very demanding 13 year old’s birthday today! I went via Martha’s video of the cupcake pops. How awesome, but I tried to rush through them and made a huge mess, so she had to settle for cupcake brownies with the melted chocolate for frosting and sprinkles, which weren’t too bad. Anyway, I’m in total agreement with the rest of your #1 fans – great photography, graphics, and oh so clever the way you put it all together with your own special personality. Thanks for going the extra 5 miles to be the best and then sharing it all with the world!

July 28, 2008 12:11 AM
Bakerella said...

S'mee – I thought so too.

puglyfeet – great! glad to have ya.

Koselig koselig – sorry to tempt you.

Joann & Nick – hope you do.

Clarissa Lopez – thanks for the tip. I'll check that out for sure.

Sienna – I'm a mess in the kitchen too

Anonymous – I feel for you.

Elizabeth – thanks

Robyn – you always say the nicest things. I really appreciate it.

GothamGal – glad you thought so.

Tucker, Jess, and Brian – Wow. I've gotta meet the person your talking about.

cakegirl20 – you're welcome

Jeni M. – get going.

snarflemarfle – that's me. crafty.

Sandy – oooh I hope you get the pretty ones.

Andrea – that's really sweet of you. Thanks for acknowledging the four extra miles.

July 28, 2008 03:00 AM
Paige said...

I wanted to mention that I have never seen these sprinkles sold in any of the stores here in our area. This weekend we went on a float trip in the northern part of Arkansas and we had stopped in for some snacks and sandwiches at a mom and pop grocery store and as I’m walking down the ice cream goodies aisle i see them. MR. SPRINKLES. The originals in alll their glory! Thanks for the random moment in my weekend. I loved it!

July 28, 2008 01:25 PM
Andrekabu said...

We have all-natural sprinkles here in England, but we have more colors. Fear not, I’m sure Mr. Sprinkles will be more colorful in the near future.

July 28, 2008 03:04 PM
Jamie said...

I’m a fan of sprinkles but it looks like I prefer “jimmies” – chocolate “jimmies” on vanilla frozen yogurt…Mmmmmm! They’re kind of hard to find here, though, without paying a boatload. I’ll have to try looking online.

July 28, 2008 03:06 PM
Katrina said...

They’ll always be sprinkles to me, Jimmies’ my nephew! ;)
Your site is great fun.

July 28, 2008 06:04 PM
Isa said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners! And Bakerella, you’re so cool! I mean, besides the yummy recipes and the great pictures, sprinkles for free? You’re so going to heaven! Hahaha.

July 28, 2008 08:46 PM
Bakerella said...

Paige – That’s awesome. I hoped you grabbed some.

Andrekabu – That gives me hope. thanks.

Jamie – chocolate is good in any size.

Katrina – cute!

Isa – That’s so sweet!

July 29, 2008 01:31 AM
Toxic_Honey said...

hello girl

am an Omani girl! which means i love ur blog and read it every time u update it from the other half of the world!

i tried to make the cupcake pops and i dont know why when i tried to melt the chocolate it was kinda creamy and when i dip the cupcake pop it doesnt give me the shape i want and it goes to thick !

what should i do :/ help!

July 29, 2008 02:20 PM
Marfa said...

You lucky ducks!!! Enjoy! I am really surpised so many voted differently…I strive for the natural things! No Cool Whip for me…I like real whipping cream or nothing.
Today is my birthday! I’ve divulged in plenty of sweet things so far, started the day off with Dove chocolates…thanks to my sweet husband.

July 29, 2008 07:43 PM
suze said...

Ask for jimmies around here and they look at you like you have two heads or something. Chocolate are the BEST!!!

July 29, 2008 11:03 PM
spearle said...

I just had to say: when I was four or five years old and decided to run away for the first time (I was at the time living with 12 foster siblings, if that explains anything), I wrapped a little jar of sprinkles in a handkercheif and tied it to the end of a stick. Then I toted my little package around until I felt better and decided to come home. I still love sprinkles that much!

July 30, 2008 02:25 AM
Tryna said...

What a fun contest! I came across a cake-sized cupcake pan and couldn't help thinking of the fun things you could so with it. Here is the link to the pan.

link to

August 1, 2008 12:52 PM
Jaina said...

That’s interesting, that comment. I never would have thought of that. How neat that you were able to help that little boy.

August 4, 2008 05:25 PM
Bakerella said...

Toxic_Honey – sorry you are having trouble. What kind of chocolate are you using. If it’s not candy melts or chocolate bark/candy coating, that could be the problem. If it’s too thick, you can try to add a drop of oil to thin it out.

Oh and hi there in Oman.

Marfa – Happy Birthday!

suze – it’s chocolate for me too!

spearle – that is the cutest little story.

Tryna – thanks, i’ve seen that pan before, but I still haven’t bought one.

Jaina – yeah, me either. Mr. Sprinkles to the rescue.

August 4, 2008 08:36 PM
Stufsocker said...

My invertibrate zoology professor (not a sprinkley kind of guy) told us that the droppings of sea crustaceans are called jimmies. I haven’t been able to get the chocolate ones ever since. :-x

August 21, 2008 08:35 PM
Bakerella said...

Ew! I don’t blame you.

August 23, 2008 09:29 PM
slepre said...

see jimmies usually look like those but i thought jimmies were when they were more soft and not so crunchy then they are sprinkles

i dont know what a conundrum! =]

December 29, 2008 07:50 PM
Anonymous said...

I know I’m digging up an old post…I just found your blog and I LOVE it. But reading through I found this one and have to say–I grew up calling chocolate sprinkles jimmies, too, but do you know why they are called that? It comes from “Jim Crow laws,” because of their color. So, now I just call them sprinkles.

February 16, 2009 03:47 AM
Maggie said...

We call them sprinkles here but I think I’ll start calling them jimmies just for fun! =)

April 5, 2010 01:58 PM
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