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A sprinkles cake is the perfect cake for a kids birthday. It is easy, fun and perfect for both boys and girls.
Learn how to make this 2nd birthday cake the easy way using budget friendly sprinkles. Its the easiest cake decoration you will find.Related articles:
If you are anything like me then you love to see pictures of amazing birthday cakes, but then reality hits as you realise you would never be able to make such a beautiful creation. I made a commitment to myself that I would make a cake every year for my daughter’s birthday and that cake would be made from scratch.
The problem is, I can’t bake.
I definitely can’t decorate cakes.
But I am a mom and mom’s can do anything they put their mind to right?
Creating a 2nd birthday cake therefore doesn’t have to be front page magazine worthy. It simply has to be made with love, and something that will make the kids eyes pop.
This sprinkles cake certainly achieved that goal!
A sprinkles cake is perfect for little ones. It’s super fun, colourful and the best part is that it is SUPER EASY!
How To Make The Best 2nd Birthday Cake Using Sprinkles
Step 1: Bake The Cake
The first thing you need to do is bake the cake. It doesn’t matter what kind of cake you make, as long as it’s the birthday child’s favorite.
Make your own or a packet mix, it really doesn’t matter. Do whatever causes you the less stress!
I used an easy chocolate cake recipe which is delicious. It’s a pretty no fail recipe, so is always a good option if you want to make your own cake.
Step 2: Cover The Cake With Butter Frosting
It doesn’t matter if the cake doesn’t look 100% pretty because we are going to completely cover it with frosting, and then topping it off with sprinkles.
Simply spread the entire cake with the frosting and smooth it over as best as you can with a flat paddle knife.
If you would like to make your own vanilla frosting, this is a great recipe that I use all the time.
- 500g icing sugar (sifted)
- 160g butter at room temperature
- 50ml of whole milk
- Four drops of Vanilla Essence
- This will be enough to cover a 20cm round, 5cm deep cake.
- Beat the icing sugar and the butter together with an electric mixer pm medium-slow speed until fully mixed.
- Combine the milk and the vanilla essence in a separate bowl and add to the mixture a couple of tablespoons at a time.
- Once all the milk has been incorporated, turn the mixer up to high speed and continue beating until the frosting is light and fluffy. This will take at least 5 minutes.
- the longer the frosting is beaten, the lighter and fluffier it will be.
- Once you are satisfied with your frosting, spread it evenly over your cake.
Step 3: Create The Number 2 With Sprinkles
To turn this into a 2nd birthday cake, grab a
Have your sprinkles on hand, ready for the decorating!
Fill the cookie cutter with the sprinkles and tap down gently into the frosting, to make sure they stick.
Don’t press too hard, but you want to ensure that they wont run off as soon as you remove the cookie cutter.
Once you are satisfied you have enough sprinkles in place, carefully lift the cookie cutter and you are left with your perfectly formed number 2 sprinkles cake.
Step 4: Add More Sprinkles
The number of sprinkles you add from here is really up to you. You could go wild and cover the entire bottom edge or just have a few subtle sprinkles in place.
Just be sure to leave enough room around your number 2 so that it stands out.
I simple placed some sprinkles around the bottom edge of the cake and a few scattered over the top.
Pretty simple hey!
Trust me, if I can do this, then you can too! I am certainly no chef in the kitchen and this sprinkles cake is definitely a cake that anyone can make.
So if you feel that you are not able to make a cake look that little bit extra special, give this one a try. You may even surprise yourself.
Just to finish off, here is a picture of the 2nd birthday girl herself. And yes, she absolutely loved the cake.
We have a lot more easy homemade birthday cake ideas you can try, which can also be tailored to any age child.
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