This Rainbow Confetti or Funfetti Sprinkle Cake was one of the first cakes I made after coming back to cake decorating. I completely loved the colours and the style and it really got me back into being hooked straightaway.
I didn’t come up with the original design though – My client showed me a tiny photo. The original had My Little Ponies on it too but I love the design without. I have searched high and low to find the original designer but have got nowhere – I would love to tag them and find out if they are a professional cake designer too.
Making this cake got me thinking about how to cover a cake with sprinkles (or Hundreds and Thousands depending on how you say it). I’m never quite sure of the official name for a cake covered in sprinkles – I’ve seen them called Funfetti Cakes or Confetti Cakes and even Sprinkle Cakes.
There’s no doubt about it, its a messy business covering a caw32ke with those pesky creatures – But there are ways to minimise the damage and mess to your kitchen. I will attempt to show you how.
What you need:
- Cake – This needs to have been iced 24 hours ago and allowed to harden. Alternatively, you could use a cake that is covered with marzipan. Read my tutorial on How to Cover a Cake with Marzipan to find out how.
- As I was stacking the Sprinkle cake on top of another cake, I used a thick cake card underneath my sprinkle cake – This also makes the cake easier to handle.
- Greaseproof Paper/Baking parchment/Wax Paper
- Lots of Sprinkles – I use Costco’s own brand of sprinkles but also add more bright colours – I used single packs of red and blue mixed in with the normal sprinkles to make the cake bolder.
TIPS FOR SUCCESS
- Fold the baking parchment up at the sides to make sort of barrier to stop as many sprinkles popping – There is nothing like the noise when you put the cake down on the sprinkles for the first time.
- If you are stacking the sprinkle cake on top of another, make sure the base cake is ready – Dowelled if need be.
- Make sure the surface you are putting your cake on is as dry as possible – You WILL get some sprinkles pinging off into the air!
- Brush any loose sprinkles off with a dry paintbrush.
- If you are struggling to get the bottom edge neat, a ribbon will cover up a multitude of sins.
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