to put sprinkles on cupcakes without making a mess
Ah, don't you love
birthday time when your child wants to bring cupcakes to school
with the requisite abundance of icing and sprinkles? Well,
no doubt about it, kids love sprinkling the sprinkles on...
and because they are called sprinkles, that is just what we
Here is an easier
way to do sprinkles, as well as to trick your child into thinking
this is the better way to do it, so you won't be sweeping
up stray sprinkles for weeks to come.
First, get a small
plate, it doesn't need to be much bigger than the size of
the cupcakes. Then have your child pick 2-4 sprinkle colors.
Then, carefully pour the sprinkles onto the plate in a pattern.
If you have two colors, sprinkle on each side of the plate,
making sure they carefully meet in a line at the center. Then
when your child dips the cupcake into the sprinkles, one side
will be one color and the other the second color.
Along these lines,
you can also do alternating lines on the plate or divide it
into quarters like a pinweel, so there are four different
colors on the cupcake. If you want to get really creative,
you can make different patterns or even letters in sprinkles
by dipping it on two separate plates. The older your child
is, the more creative you can be.
And because you
aren't "sprinkling", there won't be any mess!