I followed the recipe to the letter except I did not sprinkle anything on top. It's a great recipe! The first corner I cut off the bag was apparently too big, I had difficulty piping in the filling. I used the other corner, and cut only the VERY tip of the corner off. It worked great! These were actually fun to make! I can not recommend the Duncan Hines devil's food cake mix I used. It was very dry and not very flavorful. But the recipe is a winner! Thank you.