OK, I know that normally when I do these Rome Guides I play along as if we've been on some lovely walk around the city, eating and drinking whatever we (I) please, but it's not going to be like that today.
Today, I want to let you know about the place I buy the bulk of my baking ingredients and sprinklies and sparklies for cake decorating - wafer flowers, dragees and the like.
Ever since I posted about my Chocolate Party Spoons people have been asking me where I buy my loot (the technical term for sugar decorations). I have answered enough emails; now you know. Italy, on the whole, is a great place to get hold of pretty sweets and whatnots, but this shop, on Corso Rinascimento is a treasure trove.
They sell candied fruits that shimmer like jewels, candied pumpkin (which has been purchased for this year's Christmas Cake) and have literally jars of sprinkles and sweeties which are just perfect for cakes. Oh, and you'll want some of the chocolate covered pistachios as well.
This became mine, though I am sure they'll have more.
Happily, there is a small webpage for you to further explore here, but you can find the store itself close to Piazza Navona.
Dolciumi e frutta secca
Corso Rinascimento, 8