One of the very best things about living here is being so close to so many family members. Obviously there are my mother and father in law upstairs along with a sister in law, but I also have an amazing Sister in law just 4 exits down the freeway. We love to spend as many Friday nights with each other as we can, with the kids playing and us adults enjoying each others company (she’s hilarious!)
Anyway we also get to spend time together for family birthday dinners. Last week was my nephews birthday. We got together for just dessert, and I offered to make a simple cake. He requested chocolate cake and vanilla frosting! Beyond that it didn’t matter. So I had a ton of sprinkles left from my Ice Cream Parlor birthday party and having seen this adorable cake with sprinkles at the great cake company I decided it was the perfect time to try it out!!!
Then as I was taking pictures I moved it to quickly and it FLIPPED OVER!!!! GAH!!!! Luckily the cake didn’t break, so I flipped it back, re-spread the frosting, intermixed with sprinkles now, and re-sprinkled it! It worked great (and of course tasted amazing- and that’s all that really matters, right?)
Here is how I sprinkled it: I tilted a FRESHLY frosted cake, poured a pile of sprinkles into my hand and put it against the bottom of the cake and then brought my hand up the cake, pressing in the sprinkles as I went. For the top I poured a pile on and softly spread it around, pouring more where I needed it.
Pretty simple, BOTH times I did it! And quick to, an easy last min cake decoration if you need one! AND I have to say but I kind of LOVED the extra texture of the sprinkles in the frosting! I might just do that under the fondant in my next cake for FUN!
If you want to learn how I frost all these buttercream cakes I’m now teaching two online classes with more on the way! Anything you really want to learn?