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Sprinkle Day

July 23

When is Sprinkle Day?

Sprinkle Day happens on Tuesday July 23, 2024.

All You Need to Know About Sprinkle Day

It’s Sprinkle Day! A day to celebrate those tiny morsels of flavor and color that make our desserts even sweeter. But where did this holiday come from, and what exactly are sprinkles? Read on to find out everything you need to know about Sprinkle Day.

What are Sprinkles?

Sprinkles are small pieces of candy that are used to decorate cakes, cupcakes, ice cream, and other desserts. They come in a variety of colors and flavors, and can be made from sugar, chocolate, or other ingredients. Sprinkles are also known as “jimmies” in some parts of the United States.

The History of Sprinkle Day

Sprinkle Day is a relatively new holiday, having started in 2009. The holiday was created by Lauren LaValle, owner of the baking blog ‘Bake at 350’. According toLaValle, she came up with the idea for the holiday while she was eating ice cream with sprinkles and realized that there wasn’t a day to celebrate this delicious treat. And so, Sprinkle Day was born!

How Many Types of Sprinkles Are There?

While you might think that there are only a few types of sprinkles, there are actually dozens of different kinds! Here are just a few examples:

  • Nonpareils: These are the most basic type of sprinkle, and are simply small balls of sugar.
  • Jimmies: Jimmies are similar to nonpareils, but they tend to be larger and have a flatter shape.
  • Quins: Quins are brightly colored spheres that are usually made from sugar or chocolate.
  • Dragées: Dragées are decorations made from almonds or other nuts that have been coated in either chocolate or silver foil.
  • Sequins: Sequins are flat discs made from sugar or chocolate that come in a variety of colors.
  • Sugar Strands: Sugar strands are long, thin pieces of candy that look like miniature noodles. They can be straight or curly, and come in a variety colors.

So there you have it! Everything you need to know about Sprinkle Day. Be sure to celebrate by eating your favorite dessert with sprinkles on top! And if you’re feeling really adventurous, try making your own sprinkles at home using this recipe.

When does Sprinkle Day happen next year?

Sprinkle Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Wednesday July 23, 2025
  • Thursday July 23, 2026
  • Friday July 23, 2027
  • Sunday July 23, 2028
  • Monday July 23, 2029


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