Rachael Teufel

Types of Sprinkles

Rachael Teufel
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Duration:   6  mins

Sprinkles are the edible confetti of the world and bring joy to any cookie, cupcake, or cake design! In this free lesson, cake designer Rachael Teufel shares her love for sprinkles with you and explores some of the different varieties in her own collection.

Sprinkles are an affordable and easy way to add color, texture, and extra sweetness to your next design. They can be found in a variety of shapes like long tubular jimmies, tiny nonpareils, round dragées (or beads), bright candy confetti, and holiday candies. You can also add shine with delicate edible glitter or sugar crystals of multiple sizes. Rachael encourages you to look outside the sprinkle aisle and use nontraditional items like chocolate sunflower seeds as well.

Also included are tips on how to make your own colored table sugar and rock sugar without it sticking together or dissolving. Most of these varieties can be found in a number of colors at your local grocery and craft stores. Pick up a few different styles and start building your own collection to play with in your sweet designs! Check out some of Rachael’s other lessons like Fun Ways to Use Sprinkles or Sanding Sugar Finish for more ideas.

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