decorator's sugar = coarse sugar = decorating sugar To make your own: To color, put a few drops of food coloring into a jar, then add 4 or 5 tablespoons of white decorator's sugar. Seal the jar and shake. Substitutes: demerara sugar OR nonpareils OR turbinado sugar
dragees (dragées) Pronunciation: drah-ZHAY Notes: These comes in gold or silver. Substitutes: nonpareils OR jimmies OR glitter
English toffee halvah = halva = halavah Pronunciation: hall-VAH OR HALL-vah Notes: This is a Turkish candy made with ground sesame seeds and honey, often with fruit and nuts added. Look for it in the deli section of large supermarkets, or in Middle Eastern or Jewish markets. jelly beans jimmies nonpareils Notes: non-pah-REHLS Notes: These small colored balls are used to decorate cakes and cookies. Substitutes: jimmies OR dragées peanut butter chips Substitutes: chocolate chips OR butterscotch chips red hots = cinnamon red hots = cinnamon imperials snowflakes sparkling sugar
sprinkles Notes: These are small candies that are sprinkled on cakes and cookies. Varieties includes nonpareils, dragées, snowflakes, and jimmies.
varak = vark = gold leaf Notes: Indians use these ultra-thin sheets of gold leaf to decorate dishes. Look for it in Indian groceries and cake decorating stores.
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