Who doesn’t like sprinkles? You can scatter them over cakes and pies—but you can also swirl them into waffles, “embroider” them on cookies, and freeze them in pretty popsicles.
Here’s a guide to baking delicious desserts with a colorful twist: sprinkles! Of course you can scatter them over cakes and pies—but you can also swirl them into waffles, “embroider” them on cookies, and freeze them in pretty popsicles. Jackie Alpers shares dozens of creative, colorful, super-fun recipes, plus quick-and-easy projects (ideal for little kids), holiday treats, party-perfect sprinkles crafts (great for gifting!).
She also offers simple tutorials for tinting sparkling sugars, concocting homemade pop rocks, and even crafting your own sprinkles from scratch. Sprinkles! is an awesome rainbow explosion of a cookbook you won’t want to miss.
FAIRY BREAD SANDWICHES
Makes Four Sandwiches
Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem “Fairy Bread” in A Child’s Garden of Verses, this treat is popular at children’s parties in Australia, New Zealand, and other parts of the world.
About 2 tablespoons unsalted butter* at room temperature
8 slices of bread
About ½ cup of nonpareils, jimmies, confetti, or sparkling sugar
*Butter is typically used, but cream cheese, jam, Nutella, and Gingersnap Cookie Butter (page 42) are also suitable for catching sprinkles.
1. Spread a thin layer of butter on one side of each slice of bread. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes from 4 of the buttered slices.
2. Place the uncut slices, buttered side up, on a plate or over a bowl to catch excess sprinkles. Cover with sprinkles. Top with the cut-out slices, buttered side down.
Just barely sweet, these sandwiches make a fun breakfast surprise, after-school snack, or party food.