What are all these sprinkles?

What are all these sprinkles?

Decorate baked goods with sprinkles to make desserts look cute or finished effortlessly. Sprinkles can conceal imperfections and add charm. Learn about the various types of sprinkles and their uses.

  1. Jimmies, also called hail because they look like broken pieces of spaghetti. They come in all colours and were traditionally sprinkled on ice cream and desserts. They don't bleed their colour much and hold their shapes well when used in batter or dough, making them perfect for using in funfetti cake recipes.
  2. Nonpareils, also called 100s or 1000s, tiny round, and colourful, roughly the size of seed beads. They are very small, about 1-2mm diameter.
  3. Quins, also called sequins or confetti, are matte, colourful, and flat, like sequins (thus the name). Sequins are smaller than confetti.
  4. Sugar pearls also called edible pearls or cachous, very hard, smooth, round pearls with a very hard texture (they can be very difficult to bite through) and they are larger than nonpareils. They generally come in a range of sizes and colours.
  5. Sanding sugar, is fine, sparkly, and basically looks like colourful fine sugar crystals
  6. Rods are Rod shaped sprinkles come in both shiny metallic and matte finishes. These are best used as removable decorations as they are very hard and crunchy. Rods are perfect for making a show-stopping statement in your decorating, or to arrange in an interesting pattern.
  7. Sixlets are large chocolate balls with a shiny crunchy coating, around 10mm diameter. We love using these in our sprinkle mixes and to add a bit of wow-factor to the top of decorated cakes and cupcakes. 
  8. Candy shapes are the most fun sprinkles you'll ever see! They come in a huge range of shapes and colours. They are fairly crunchy, but not as much as a sugar pearl, so are more edible. Shaped sprinkles are perfect for tying in your decorating to a party theme: unicorn horns, mermaid tails, crowns, hearts, cactuses and so many more. Add them to any basic sprinkle mix to make it suit your theme.
  9. Sprinkle Medleys are mixed lots of sprinkles made up of any or all of the above. They create amazing dimension, colour and texture to your creations.

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