Pink with Sprinkles Cake.
|Photo Courtesy TwinCities.com|
What You Need:
White Cake Mix or Vanilla Cake Recipe
1/3-2/3 cup jimmies sprinkles*
1-2 small bottles of rainbow nonpareils sprinkles
*Note on the sprinkles: Do not try to use nonpareils (ball-shaped) sprinkles in batter. It doesn't work out. They all just lose their color, turn white, and turn your batter a highly disgusting shade of grey. To make a sprinkle cake, you need to use jimmies or another "shaped" sprinkle like the dots or the flower-shaped ones. I like jimmies best.
(Click the link to see how to use a cake leveler to make leveling and torting SO much easier.)
Spread about 1/4-1/2 cup of icing in the middle, and add the other layer. (Remember that you always decorate your cake upside down. The bottom of the cake should be the top. And if you're using two layers from two pans, it should be the bottom on the bottom... and the bottom on the tops, so that the two leveled "tops" of the cakes are in the middle together.)
Then dip/roll the sides of the cake into the sprinkles. I highly recommend ALWAYS keeping two hands on the cake (unlike the photo above). I also recommend having a partner nearby to help shake the sprinkles back into the middle of the plate. Pretty much after every dip, I have to re-center the sprinkles so that the icing doesn't stick to the plate.
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How to Make Cake Mix Taste Like Homemade
How to Ice a Cake
Cake Decorating Basics
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