$12 for $20 Worth of Interactive Cake-and-Cupcake Decorating at Sweetology

Saint Louis

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In a Nutshell

Naked cupcakes and cakes allow guests to decorate their own confections using fondant, frosting, sprinkles, and myriad edible accessories

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Subject to availability. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Valid for decorating only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

During decorating sessions, each purchased baked good includes access to the frostings and decorating tools, plus table-side instruction, required to decorate an edible treat. No reservation is required. Sweetology also hosts classes, camps, and corporate events, in addition to parties for guests of all ages.

Sprinkles: What’s in a Name?

Sprinkles, jimmies, nonpareils—they all refer to the same colorful dessert topping, but what you call them might differ based on where you’re from. Take a gander as to how the well-beloved treat grew to be so contentious.

As far as dessert toppings go, sprinkles are ubiquitous. The colorful, confetti-like candies—made with bits of sugar, cornstarch, vegetable oil, and food coloring—can be found across the globe in various incarnations. While in the US they’re sometimes known as jimmies or simply as sprinkles, the French call them nonpareils (“without equal”) and the Dutch, hagelslag (or “hail”).

Though sprinkles are found around the world atop everything from ice-cream cones to cookies to doughnuts, their origins are shrouded in mystery. According to some accounts, sprinkles were first created and used by 18th century French confectioners to embellish desserts. Boston Globe_ pointed out in a 2011 story, this claim seems “dubious”: newspaper archives from 1921, before Just Born’s inception, clearly have ads hawking chocolate sprinkles.

Even the origin of the term jimmies is unclear and may have preceded Just Born. As the Globe reported, newspaper ads, such as one for a Pittsburgh bakery, referenced jimmies as early as the 1930s, but the earliest photographs available of Just Born’s version show the product can bearing a zip code—meaning it had to have been no earlier than 1963 (the year the USPS adopted zip codes). There was once a widespread rumor that jimmies was a racist term, one that referred to the Jim Crow laws, but this has since been dispelled by several sources, including David Wilton, author of Word Myths. The New York Times’ Ben Zimmer posits that “jimmies” originated as a diminutive of jim-jams, 16th century slang for little doodads.

Customer Reviews

The entire staff was incredibly accommodating to my entire family and made our experience fun!
Amy P. · 16 hours ago
The staff are always so helpful. I have been a few times with my kids, they have a blast decorating the cookies and cupcakes exactly how they want and I love not having to clean it up!
Diane S. · November 10, 2016
The staff are friendly and always there to answer any questions you have. My daughters are 3 & 5 and a friend of theirs joined in the fun! The girls loved mixing colors, choosing sprinkles and decorating with the different tips.
Danielle T. · November 8, 2016
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