This entire recipe was inspired by these sprinkles from Sprinkle Pop that I bought off of Jane.com! I’ve seen the “bespoke” sprinkle mixes everywhere on Pinterest and Youtube, so I figured I’d get a bottle! Let me tell you, it is GORGEOUS. Normal sprinkles seem so basic now! I also had some leftover espresso frosting from a cake (and I hate throwing away frosting!) and I figured cookie cups would be the perfect vessel for both the frosting and sprinkles.
I attempted to make “gray stuff” a la Beauty and the Beast with the frosting but I failed. Hard. I saw a Pinterest pin where someone added 5 drops of blue food dye, 2 drops of yellow food dye and 2 drops of red food dye to white frosting to make it gray. Well, that didn’t work for me. Instead, it turned a grayish-purplish color. The more I kept trying to fix it the more it got worse so I gave up and just let it be the fail that it was. I mean the frosting still tasted good!
I covered up my fail with tons of sprinkles and all was well again! Chocolate and espresso are such a great combination together, it’s definitely worth a try. It’s a great idea for a birthday party or any event! Give it a try!