This month, we had the chance to try a selection of sprinkle mixes from Cake Décor!
To test all four, we decided to make some very quick and easy chocolate bark cupcakes.
Looking at the sprinkles, we couldn’t help but notice how well matched the colours and shapes were to their themes. The Galaxy Sprinkles contained dark blue, black and purple sugar strands with silver and blue dragees and metallic silver stars, perfect for any space themed design! The Party Sprinkles contained the ultimate mix of brightly coloured sugar strands, pearls and confetti style shapes, ideal for many generic party designs. The Unicorn Sprinkles contained a lovely mix of pearly blue, pink, silver and white unicorn horns, sugar pearls and very cute tiny sugar unicorns! And the Mermaid Sprinkles contained a mix of pearly sugar strands in blue, silver and dark green, light metallic copper and dark navy sugar beads, tiny sugar pearls in blue and copper and mermaid tails in two different shades of blue.
In the Galaxy, Unicorn and Mermaid mixes, we were especially impressed with how well defined and detailed the larger shapes were. You could clearly see every point on the metallic stars, every ridge on the unicorn horns and even tiny scale on each mermaid tail!
After baking our cupcakes, we moved on to melting white chocolate whilst we waited for the cakes to cool. You could also use candy melts for this if preferred. Taking a baking tray lined with baking paper, we added four heaped spoons of the melted chocolate onto the tray and began adding the sprinkles. After each puddle of chocolate was ready, we placed the tray into the fridge to allow to set completely.
Once set, we kept in the fridge for a few moments more and quickly prepared buttercream. We added a swirl to each cupcake using a standard 1M piping tip and set aside as we removed the chocolate from the fridge, carefully breaking each piece into rough shards. We were really happy to see that none of the colours from the sprinkles had bled into the chocolate!
We added a few shards to each cupcake and set aside to make the additional decorations. A streamer for the Party Sprinkles, a starfish for the Mermaid Sprinkles, a silver star for the Galaxy Sprinkles and a small unicorn horn for the Unicorn Sprinkles – or you could add more sprinkles to the buttercream if preferred.
Overall, we couldn’t be happier with the sprinkle mixes from Cake Décor. They were incredibly easy to work with and created fantastic results. They’re ideal for any of your sugar creations including cakes, cupcakes, cookies, even chocolate lolly pops! Highly recommended!