Friday, August 15, 2014
Tutorial: How to Decorate a Sprinkle Cake
It was actually one of the easiest cake I've ever decorated, since it's almost impossible to mess up. I think a round cake works better than a square or rectangular one, and would be easier to decorate.
Let's get started!
Materials Needed for a Double Layer 9 Inch Cake
-Ingredients to make the cake
-Enough white icing for a coating of icing to cover the cake (About 4 cups)
-About 2-3 cups of small, round rainbow sprinkles
-Flat spatula or knife to ice the cake
-Large container to catch excess
How to Decorate a Sprinkle Cake
1- Bake a cake according to your favourite recipe and let cool. I actually placed mine in the freezer for about 20 minutes to firm it up and to minimize the crumbs. A vanilla cake looks best because it doesn't show through the icing. That way you don't have to be perfect when icing the cake.
2- Using a small pastry or baking brush, brush off the excess crumbs. Assemble the two layers of cake with a thin layer of white icing to keep them together ,and then apply a thin crumb coat over the entire cake. Follow that up with a thicker, clean coat.
3- Place the cake stand over a plate or container to catch the excess sprinkles. Place the sprinkles in a bowl. Using your hands, place handfuls of sprinkles into the icing. No need to press hard, just enough to embed them into the cake.
4- Using the same crumb brush, brush off the excess sprinkles, then clean around the edge of the cake. Refrigerate for about a half hour to set.
That's it! Guaranteed to please kids or those who are simply kids at heart!