Exactely What Are Non Pareils ?

Decorating By Bluehue Updated 4 Feb 2010 , 12:28pm by Bluehue

Bluehue Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 10:00am
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I am looking for something to coat red cake balls with and i came across Non Pareils on a web site.

Non Pareils icon_confused.gif
I have never seen these here in Australia icon_redface.gif

I also found (on the same web site) Sanding Sugar, that i understand icon_redface.gif but the Non Pareils, might they be like little round sprinkles?

If so, are they suitable for dipping chocolate coated cake balls into.
I don't want things that are large and chunky IYKWIM.

Grateful for any help here.... icon_redface.gif

And if any Australian are reading this thread - do we have them here in Oz?

Truely misterfied by these little things... icon_redface.gificon_lol.gif


Bluehue.

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Rylan Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 10:32am
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Hi Maxine,

A friend of mine actually sent me one (didn't know what it was before). They look like dragees but only white. Yes, they would be suitable with the chocolate. I believe there was a picture of red cake truffles on the popular list yesterday--it looks like it was dipped on non-pareils.

Anyways, good luck!

bbmom Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 10:32am
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Yes they are similar to sprinkles, tiny round balls but they are crunchy and they make a mess. I'm not trying to dissuade you. I've used them before on some of my cookies-I just checked my pictures though and you cant see them, because I dont take really good close-ups.

tiffanyp23 Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 10:48am
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In Australia they are called "hundreds and thousands" and are apparently used to make a kid's snack called fairy bread. But yes, they are just like sprinkles and you could dip cake balls in them.

Bluehue Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 12:09pm
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Tiffanyp23 - no, i know they aren't hundreds and thousands - they are pastel multi coloured little things that we did have on fairey bread at parties growing up.

This link shows the White Non Pareils -

http://www.layercakeshop.com/Shop/Decorating/White-Non-Pareils.html


Rylan - yes i did see that picture you mentioned - weren't they were gorgeous?
Then i would be correct in thinking that that is what the person used when dipping her cake balls?
Thinking of ordering the whiite NP and the Red NP for white and red cake balls.
I was just hoping that they are tiny/small and suitable for little cake balls.

bbmom - oh good, thankyou, you mentioned tiny round balls - thats what i was hopiing for.



LOL - I wonder what Non Pareils actually stands for -
LOL again - i wonder what just Pareils are then
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Thankyou for your answers -
Shall go order.

Bluehue.

Melnick Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 12:25pm
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You know in the Supermarket, in the section where they have the Hundreds and Thousands, you can buy those combination packs. Well, there is a Xmas pack with 5 tube type packs in it and one of those is the little white balls. It's a pretty small quantity but it is the only place I have seen them.

Bluehue Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 12:28pm
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Originally Posted by Melnick

You know in the Supermarket, in the section where they have the Hundreds and Thousands, you can buy those combination packs. Well, there is a Xmas pack with 5 tube type packs in it and one of those is the little white balls. It's a pretty small quantity but it is the only place I have seen them.




Really icon_surprised.gif - well i didn't know that - icon_redface.gif
Thankyou - i will check next time i am there.
Thank you Melnick

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