I have this odd surplus of mini rainbow nonpareils, and so I found stuff to dip in them. Why? I like the colorful coating and the added crunch. Scroll to the colorful end for the how-tos.
candy, cookies or mini cakes
insert lollipop stick
dip in something to make the sprinkles stick (see below)
dip in sprinkles
what makes sprinkles stick
water (dip quickly and dab on paper towel first)
corn syrup (use a paint brush to coat the surface)
sugar glaze (whisk confectioner’s sugar with a bit of water, then paint a thin coat on the cookie or dip and let the excess drip off well)
what to dip in what
water: candy, marshmallows
corn syrup: cakes and petit fours
sugar glaze: cookies
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