Monday, April 1, 2013

(Product Review) Wilton 6-Mix Sprinkles: Easter

Wilton 6-Mix Easter Sprinkles Review

Wilton 6-Mix Sprinkles: Easter

Reviewed by kelly60 on 2013-03-31

Product Rating: 5

Community Rating: Very Helpful

Pros: Made in the USA. Certified kosher. Seasonal colors work well for Easter/spring themes.

Cons: Seasonal colors aren't always easy to find when not in season.

Summary: Great for bright and beautiful Easter goodies to brighten up your cakes, cookies, ice cream and other treats.

When decorating cakes and cookies, I like to provide a variety of sprinkles, confetti, sugars and other decorations to add to our baked goods. One of the latest additions to my collection of edible Easter decorations is Wilton 6-Mix Easter Sprinkles. This set of 6 different sprinkle toppings contains a nice collection which includes one ounce each of bunny and duck sprinkle mix, egg sprinkle mix, and springtime confetti mix, plus 1.3 ounces each of lavender, pink and yellow sugars.

Each of the sprinkle mixes features a variety of brightly colored pastel shapes including yellow, blue, pink, orange, white, green and purple. All six decorating products are housed in a single container with 6 separate cavities so you can open whichever section you like and either sprinkle directly from the container, or pour a little into a smaller container and sprinkle it by hand for more even distribution of your decorations. When working with my granddaughters, I prefer to give each one a small amount of each type of decoration in separate containers. This eliminates the majority of spills, messes and wasted ingredients.

The girls enjoy creating their own masterpieces by sprinkling their choice of decorations onto freshly frosted cookies and cupcakes, and we all enjoy the finished products when they are done. Although Wilton makes a large variety of edible decorations in many colors, shapes and sizes, this one is specifically geared toward Easter. You can also pick up similar packages with other themes.

One thing I like about these is that they have a long shelf life so you don't have to worry about using them all up right away. As long as you keep them tightly closed and in a cool dry area, they will keep for a long time. The most important thing is to keep them away from moisture because if they get damp you will end up with a big clump instead of sprinkles.

This assortment works well for any Easter themed project. The girls loved using them on our cookies and cupcakes, as well as sprinkling the leftover pieces onto their ice cream. You can use them in a variety of ways, but keep in mind that if you add them to anything that contains a lot of moisture, the colors may run a bit. Around my house, this isn't usually a problem but if you are decorating a dessert for a party you might want to be careful to keep the moisture to a minimum for best results.

These candy sprinkles and sugars don't add much in the way of flavor to your desserts, but the do make an attractive addition to their appearance. Because they are mostly sugar, you should eat them in moderation, especially if you are watching your waistline. In addition to the color and flavor, the texture of some of the sprinkles might add a bit of crunch to your treats as well. It won't be a big crunch since they are relatively small, but they aren't going to dissolve instantly either.

I recommend these colorful Easter Sprinkles for anyone who enjoys making attractive baked goods for Easter.

Originally published on Epinions.

(Product Review) Blank White Plastic Easter Eggs

Design Your Own Easter Eggs With These White Plastic Easter Eggs

Design Your Own Easter Eggs

Reviewed by kelly60 on 2013-03-31

Product Rating: 3

Community Rating: Very Helpful

Pros: Plain white eggs for creating your own unique Easter eggs.

Cons: None.

Summary: Kids love decorating their own Easter eggs and my grandchildren loved decorating, hiding and finding these eggs.

Every year we hide plastic Easter eggs for all of the children to find. They enjoy our annual Easter egg hunts and every year they come back for more. From time to time we need to purchase additional eggs since sometimes the become lost or broken. Although we generally buy colored eggs, we decided to pick up a supply of Blank White Plastic Easter Eggs for the kids to decorate this year.

Aside from having white shells instead of the usual colored ones, these plastic eggs are similar to many of the others we have bought over the years. Each egg is approximately 2 1/4 inches long and 1 3/4 inches wide. They pop apart in the middle so you can easily fill the empty eggs with small toys, party favors, coins, candy or other prizes, or leave them empty. The hollow shells are lightweight, yet sturdy enough to hold up to several Easter egg hunts, and the kids will enjoy finding them even more when they have painted their own masterpieces on each one.

This batch of eggs included 144 plain white egg shells. Each one is ready to be decorated by your little artists, or by you if you prefer. They are easy to draw on using markers, crayons or acrylic paints. If you prefer you can use a variety of other techniques to decorate these eggs as well. Some other ideas include gluing on bits of trim, glitter, wiggle eyes, sequins or other items. You can decorate them any way you like, and the kids really enjoyed designing their own eggs this time around.

These Easter eggs work well for egg hunts or Easter baskets, and what could be more special than making your own Easter eggs together as a family. My grandchildren loved these, and I recommend them to anyone who enjoys creating their own unique designs.

Originally published on Epinions.