Sprinkles, sprinkles, everywhere!
There you will find everything from an ever-growing collection of my sprinkle medleys–a term I use for a themed mélange of sprinkles and candies to use for anything from cakes and cookies to ice cream sandwiches and chocolate bark. I make a lot of the jimmies (sugar strands) myself in an array of colours and flavours, and then I incorporate all sorts of specialty sprinkles and bits to make sprinkle magic: sugar beads, sugar pearls, rock crystal candy, silver stars, confetti, quin shapes, and more. Each bottle is one of a kind!
I offer the medleys in both medium and jumbo sized bottles, and I also offer jumbo bottles of my favourite classic sprinkles that I have access to and can ship worldwide (and I add new things every few days!). I also LOVE to do custom sprinkle medleys, so please let me know if there’s something you’d love to order!
You can also access the shop right here on my site, under the tab Sprinkle Shop. Hooray!
I officially opened the shop last Sunday (although I technically created the shop sans sprinkles in 2010–I suppose I knew someday I would fill it with products!), and it’s been a flurry of sprinkles ever since. Having a little online shop has been a long-time dream of mine, and thanks to the awesomeness that is Etsy, I can now share and ship my favourite sprinkles (and soon to be other sprinkly items) all over the world.
So far I’ve been happily packaging and shipping my sprinkle babies everywhere from to Bermuda to Bahrain, and it excites me to know that my sprinkles are adorning so many cakes and goodies, and eliciting so many smiles, around the globe!
As I mentioned, all of the sprinkles come in two sizes, and they are packaged in my favourite French plastic milk bottles, which are both several times bigger than typical bottles/jars of sprinkles: 8 oz and 16 oz (volume). Because these sprinkle medleys are often used to cover whole cakes (or sides of cakes), or covering batches of candy and bark, etc. I opted to offer them in these larger sizes.
Maybe it’s just me, but I feel that a teeny, tiny jar of sprinkles is just a teaser, and it limits how we use them in our sweets because you simply never have enough. You know? (And to purchase several bottles of typical sprinkles, ends up costing way too much and it’s a major waste of all of that packaging, which of course we pay for.)
So, I should mention that, in terms of quantity and pricing, it was important to me to create value in the sizes offered–the medium 8 oz bottle (which is NET WT 5.8 oz/165 g) is about 2-3 times the quantity of a typical bottle of sprinkles, and the jumbo 16 oz bottle (NET WT 11.6 oz/330 g) is 4-6 times the quantity of a typical bottle of sprinkles. And since one typical jar/bottle of sprinkles (even the simple ones) can cost up to 8.00 each, I feel really good about the sprinkle pricing.
I ended up using that first medley on the Rainbows & Sprinkles Cake in my book, and have been experimenting ever since with medleys galore. It’s rather addictive!
Here are a few of the medleys in my shop right now:
This is one of my favourite medleys with its enchanting, beachy feel. I call it Mermaid Magic, but my cakelets have assured me that this is also very “Frozen,” and I have to agree. I think this would make for an amazing addition to a beach wedding cake, Frozen party cake, cupcakes, cookies, party spoons, etc. or pretty much anything you can dream up.
The colours and textures in this medley really are magical together, and I love the sparkle and shimmer from the blue crystals, lavender shimmer candy beads, blue shimmer sugar, and so much more.
This one makes me way too happy! Happy Unicorn has such a unique colour combo and, tons of homemade sprinkles, star quins, etc. I was really pleased with the way that hit of pink and white brought it all together.
Confetti, nonpareils and jimmies . . . oh my!
And for us pink enthusiasts, Barbies & Bubblegum Sprinkle Medley! This is the girliest item in the collection (so far), and it literally smells like bubble gum.
Pink, pink, pink! Jumbo pink confetti, pink stars, pink candy pearls, pink shimmer beads, pink hearts and more.
There’s something so appealing about shades of purple, and I brought all of my favourite purple sprinkles and candy together to make the ultimate violet sprinkle medley. I love this one, and it was inspired by this medley I created for the Purple Velvet Cake awhile back. Who doesn’t love purple cake?
I particularly love the lavender shimmer candy beads and jumbo purple confetti sprinkles but, then again, I don’t think I’ve ever met a sprinkle I didn’t like. :)
And as I mentioned above, I’m also pleased to be able to offer many of my favourite sprinkles in the shop. After reading so many reader comments about how hard it is to get even the simple sprinkles in many parts of the world, I knew I had to offer them! You can even find several varieties of the skinny, slender jimmies sprinkles in my shop–those made here in Canada are unique and apparently in high demand! Yay for Canadian sprinkles!
What is your favourite sprinkle?
And to welcome you officially to the Sweetapolita Sprinkle Shop, enter this coupon code for 15% off your entire order: SPRINKLEFEVER (valid until July 31st, 2015).
See you soon with more frosting and sprinkles!