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Sprinkles, Jimmies, Decoratifs or Vermicelli

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Jimmies/DecoratifsSprinkles, Jimmies, Decoratifs or Vermicelli –  whatever you call them these little chocolate decorations can make or break a cupcake or cake!

When I first started in business there was no internet and very little help for someone who was not a trained baker.  I had to learn everything on my own and very quickly.  One of the things that took me a while to find was the real chocolate sprinkles.

Basically there are two different kinds of chocolate sprinkles.  The jimmies are made with cocoa and shortening,  can be dull and rather fat in comparison to those made with real chocolate. JimmiesThe Decoratifs by Guittard and Vermicelli by Cocoa Barry are made with real chocolate, are delicate and shiny.  They can add an elegant touch when it comes to finishing.  Looks-wise, they appear to be made by the same company and just packaged differently.Decoratifs Continue reading