Photos by Terry Aley
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.
These caught my eye yesterday because they’re a little out of the ordinary for Jelly Belly. One of my favorite things to see on a fancy schmancy dessert are raspberries. Want something that looks like it was made by a French chef? Put a raspberry on it. These would be good to keep around in case timing for fresh berries on the spot can’t happen. Or if you just happen to like Jelly Belly candy.
It’s funny, I was trying to figure out the plural of “Jelly Belly,” and the Jelly Belly style guide says it’s against the rules! So instead of saying “Jelly Belly’s” or “Jelly Bellies,” I had to say “Jelly Belly Candy.” Well, I didn’t have to. But I thought I’d overshare with everyone.
Some might argue that I have an addiction to sprinkles, possibly a medical condition. Others might go as far as to name call – Sprinkle Hoarder! I prefer “sprinkle enthusiast.”
I think I bought these chocolate molds about 10 years ago when I was visiting friends in Kansas City. And I haven’t used them until today. These are like miniature Jell-O molds. Melt white chocolate, add to a piping bag (or ziplock with the corner snipped off). Pipe candy molds halfway. Refrigerate or let set. Fill the rest of the molds with regular chocolate. Set and release from the molds. (Before you set each layer, tap the molds against the counter to release any bubbles and smooth the top.)
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