# sprinkle

#### Sun14

##### Senior Member
Hello, my friends,

I was wondering whether it is idiomatic to use sprinkle to describe the last procedure of making a cappuccino. I try it this way:

Put in a cup and sprinkle with the froth to draw a heart on it.

This is the picture of cappuccino. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3147/2403375488_dd22423b90.jpg

##### Senior Member
You pour in milk or foam, not sprinkle it. You might sprinkle powder on the milk/foam to create designs.

You might like to read Part 3 of 3, number 2 for a description of how to do this on WikiHow.

#### Sun14

##### Senior Member
You pour in milk or foam, not sprinkle it. You might sprinkle powder on the milk/foam to create designs.

You might like to read Part 3 of 3, number 2 for a description of how to do this on WikiHow.
Thank you very much. How about the sentence like this:

Put it in a mug and pour on froth to create a heart on it.

##### Senior Member
One of my few mantras is "Logic before Language" – figure out what you need to say before you try to say it.

In the case, logic asks "pour what in the mug," and then it tells me that I can't just pour in milk or foam and expect a heart to magically appear. There is a technique to creating a heart that your sentence totally misses, making it useless as any sort of meaningful instruction.

To answer the "pour" question, I would use "pour in."

Edit: Deleted a "doing."

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#### Sun14

##### Senior Member
One of my few mantras is "Logic before Language" – figure out what you need to say before you try to say it.

In the case, logic asks "pour what in the mug," and then it tells me that I can't just pour in milk or foam and expect a heart to magically appear. There is a technique to doing creating a heart that your sentence totally misses, making it useless as any sort of meaningful instruction.

To answer the "pour" question, I would use "pour in."
Got it. Thank you very much

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