Sprinkles Cake

Sprinkles Cake

Two layer cakes and lots of icing add up to a Sprinkles cake that's sure to bring smiles to the faces at your next party.

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Sprinkles Cake
Party Snacks
Try this recipe at your child's next party. Double the ingredients or divide them in half, depending on the size of your celebration.
Allergy Alert
This recipe contains one or more of the following common food allergens: dairy, nuts, soy, wheat, or eggs.
More for Parents
This recipe is best suited for parents to make on their own or with minimal help from kids.

Servings: 16

Prep Time: 70 min.

Cook Time: 28-31 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 box (18.25 oz.) yellow cake mix
  • 2 cans (12 oz. each) whipped vanilla frosting
  • Purple, sky blue, lemon yellow, orange, and pink food coloring

Supplies

  • Sprinkle Cake Template
Tip: Check your market for a package of plastic frosting bags. To fill one, fold the top half down, holding the bottom with one hand. With the other hand, and using a large spoon, scoop frosting into it. Unfold the bag. To use the bag, hold at the top and push down using a twisting motion.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans. Prepare the cake mix according to package directions and divide the batter evenly between the pans. Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean; about 28 to 31 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool for 10 minutes. Invert the pans and cool the cake layers completely.

  2. Step 2

    Tint one can of the vanilla frosting a pale blue. Spoon 1 cup of vanilla frosting into a resealable bag. Tint 1/2 cup of the remaining vanilla frosting violet and spoon it into a resealable bag. Divide the remaining frosting into four small bowls and tint these orange, pink, yellow, and bright blue. Spoon each of these into a resealable bag.

  3. Step 3

    Trim the tops of cakes to make them level. Place one cake layer on a serving platter and spread 1/2 cup of the light-blue frosting on top. Arrange the second cake layer on top. Cover the entire cake with a smooth layer of the remaining light-blue frosting. Refrigerate the cake for 30 minutes to firm it.

  4. Step 4

    Cut out Sprinkles and place the template lightly on top of the chilled cake. Mark Sprinkles outline with a toothpick.

  5. Step 5

    Snip a 1/4-inch corner from vanilla-frosting bag, pipe the outline of Sprinkles, and then fill in the outline. Carefully spread the frosting to make it smooth.

  6. Step 6

    Mark Sprinkle's spots and other features with a toothpick, using the tmeplate as a reference. Snip small corners from remaining frosting bags and pipe the outlines and details with the colored frosting. Pipe dots around the cake with any of the remaining frosting.

Tip: Let kids mix the icings as you add the color. They will love to watch the white icing turn into different shades right before their eyes!

Nurtition Facts

  • Calories: 283
  • Total Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 40mg
  • Sodium: 264mg
  • Total Carbs: 49g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 42g
  • Protein: 3g
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