Nonpareil Cakes

Decorating By TheCakerator Updated 8 Mar 2013 , 1:04pm by TheCakerator

TheCakerator Posted 7 Mar 2013 , 10:30pm
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Can anyone tell me how many pounds of Nonpareils (?) (those little colored tiny balls) I will need to cover an 8in round cake?  I have just about a pound but not sure if that is enough and would hate to get only halfway through.  Thanks.

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LizzieAylett Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 10:09am
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Hi, I made a cake covered in them (it was an 8" with a 5" on top), and bought 9 of the little 65g tubs of sprinkles from the supermarket.  I kept going back to the shop and getting more to make sure I had enough, but in the end I just used over one!  That gave a good covering pressed into buttercream.


The lesson I learnt - they cover far more area than you'd expect!

LizzieAylett Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 10:11am
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Oops, just looking back, I realise I only covered the 5" in sprinkles, so for an 8" you'd need may two and a half of the tubs.

TheCakerator Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 1:04pm
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Thank you so much! :)

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