This is the store where sprinkle and sugar dreams are made. I had completely forgotten all about this place until a friend mentioned it on Facebook recently. She’s another crazy baker like me and we’ve enjoyed swapping tips and sources back and forth. You know, she gets it. She made those adorable sparkly wedding dress cookies below. I asked her where she was getting all the cool sprinkles and sparkles and she reminded me about Candyland Crafts. We used to go to a fantastic Cuban restaurant that’s actually across the street from this place, but haven’t been there in ages and I had forgotten this baker’s heaven even existed. Thank goodness for Facebook!
I headed down there this past weekend with Madeline and as soon as I lugged her stroller up the three steps inside the front door and turned down the sprinkle aisle, I might have gasped. Just a little. Whatever sprinkle or sugar you need (or didn’t know you needed) is right there for the taking, and at bargain prices, most are $2 a bottle. Madeline’s eyes opened up wide as she took in all the colors (not just a color, but several shades of each color), and she put out her hands to ask for one. I gave her the ones that I was buying to hold and within minutes her lap was full, holding on to the bottles as tightly as she could.
Want sugars to decorate your cupcakes or cookies? Coarse, fine or sanding? Whatever color you can imagine is right there for the taking. Sprinkles? Only the most adorable ones. I found a fun graduation cap one that will be perfect for cupcakes for the babysitter next week as her graduation day looms, just days away. Dolphins sprinkles for Nick? Check. Mickey Mouse sprinkles? Check. It’s a good thing I set myself a budget before I even stepped in the door.
I arrived at the store shortly before they were closing, so I only checked out half of one aisle, but I promised Nick I would take him back this weekend since he missed out on the first trip. I can’t wait to check out the cookie cutter aisle – hold me back!
201 West Main Street
Somerville NJ 08876
Telephone: (908) 685-0410