Photos by Terry Aley
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Ok I guess “drop and drag” doesn’t work on WordPress quite as well as I thought. So if you clicked this early, you ended up seeing a blank post. And it deleted all of my text. (The one time I didn’t “copy and paste” as I went!)
Anyhow, this “sprinkles tote” looks like something an avid adult baker might want. But the target audience is designated as children who speak either English or Spanish. That’s probably why I found this at Ross for $9.99, when it was available at Michaels and Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago for $25. Too much of a good thing for kids. Mislabeled for adults. But if you’re a school teacher, have 10 kids or run a food blog, this might be a great item to purchase on sale.
I’ve seen this style of cupcake in dozens of different variations. Basically, any kind of cake will do. Then you usually ice the cupcake with white frosting to imitate ice cream. In this photo, it’s obviously imitating Neapolitan ice cream. You then drizzle the tops of your cupcakes with chocolate syrup or melted chocolate. You can also add chopped peanut toppings, chocolate chips, pieces of waffle cones or sprinkles. (Chopped nuts really give it that ice cream sundae feel.) I’ve also seen these topped with Reddi Wip instead of frosting (if you’re in a hurry and the cupcakes are being eaten soon).
And finally, you’re absolutely required to top it with a maraschino cherry.