Birthday Sprinkle Cake, Confetti Layer Cake, Semi Home made Birthday Cake

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My younger son turned 5 last week and I wanted to make a cake for him that not only looks good but is also a hit with the kids – especially, 5-year-olds.

It didn’t take me long to decide on a cake that’s covered with Confetti or Sprinkles. Nothing makes a kid squeal with joy looking at a cake covered with nothing but colorful confetti.  So here is my kid’s Birthday Confetti Cake.

it’s THE Birthday Cake for kids. Period. And, I wanted to keep it simple. By Simple, I meant –

  • Two white sponge layers sandwiched with heavy frosting
  • Semi-home made (used store-bought frosting)
  • Confetti all over (to hide my amazing frosting skills)

Birthday Confetti Cake

Birthday Sprinkle Cake, Confetti Layer Cake, Semi Home made Birthday CakeI kept it semi-home made by using the store-bought frosting. Pillsbury Sprinkle Frosting to be precise. I baked the sponge cakes from scratch. The frosting was kind of messy and it’s no surprise. The sprinkles were a life saver. They not only hid the imperfect frosting but also made the cake so awesome.

Birthday Sprinkle Cake, Confetti Layer Cake, Semi Home made Birthday Cake

Birthday Sprinkle Cake, Confetti Layer Cake, Semi Home made Birthday CakeMy son stayed up late into the night – waiting patiently, the sponges to cool down so that, he can frost them with me. His most favorite part was to cover the cake (and his mouth) with sprinkles. So, let’s give some credit to the kiddo here! The 5-year old who helped his mom with his own Birthday Cake. How cool is that!

If you are the kind of mom that likes to make their kid’s birthday cakes, this is such a great choice! It’s super easy AND super cute. I mean…who doesn’t love confetti, right?!

Birthday Sprinkle Cake, Confetti Layer Cake, Semi Home made Birthday Cake

If you like some fancy yet extremely delectable special occasion cakes, check out Ras Malai Cream Cake Cardamom Cream Cake

INGREDIENTS:

For Cake

  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup room temperature milk 
  • 6 egg whites 
  • 1 TSP vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 TSP baking powder
  • 1 TSP salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks softened unsalted butter

Frosting:

If you are not time crunched, make your Vanilla Frosting at home. See the method below:

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 1 TSP vanilla essence
  • 1 to 2 TBSP milk

In a medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and butter. Stir in vanilla and 1 tablespoon of the milk. If it’s too thick then add 1 more TBSP of milk.

 METHOD:
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Prepare two 9-inch cake pans by buttering and dusting with flour.
  • Mix milk, egg whites, and vanilla extract until blended.
  • Mix cake flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. (you can mix with your hands or, use an electric mixer)
  • Add butter, cut into cubes and continue beating on low for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add all but 1/2 cup of milk mixture to flour mixture and beat at medium speed for 1 1/2 minutes. Add remaining 1/2 cup of milk mixture and beat for about 1 minute.
  • Pour batter evenly between two prepared cake pans.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 27 to 30 minutes.
  • Allow cake to cool to room temperature.

ASSEMBLY

  • Once cakes are cool, place one layer on a cake stand and spread 1 cup of frosting on the cake.
  • Turn the second layer upside down (so the bottom is face up) and gently place it on top of the first layer.
  • Use the remaining frosting to frost the rest of the cake.
  • Gently press confetti into buttercream by using your hands. It’s ok! our hands are going to get dirty and sticky but its worth it. Once the entire cake is covered, remove the parchment.
  • Place the cake in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

NOTE: Slightly adapted from http://www.epicurious.com

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122 Comments

  1. That cake looks wonderful My boys birthdays aren’t until August, but I am bookmarking this because I think they would really like it.

  2. I love how you mentioned you use this to hide your frosting skills, that is so me too! I love this idea and I am going to use it next time too!

  3. This is so cute, and perfect for those who can’t frost a cake like a pro, or for those with OCD that want to make it look perfect!

  4. This is pretty much kid and husband heaven! At least my husband would think so. The cake looks delicious, soft and spongy and so colourful. Love it.

  5. Who doesn’t love a cake that looks like confetti it looks so delicious! I bet your son was so happy with his cake as well? x

  6. This cake is MY kind of cake. I am all about vanilla and ALL about sprinkles! Not only is it pretty, but I bet it tastes like a piece of heaven!

  7. Is there anything better than homemade birthday cake? I usually don’t have the time and energy to make it but I always enjoy it more than store bought. This looks so good!

  8. Sprinkles always make everything so happy, and I am sure your 5 year old loved it! I love the vanilla on vanilla – looks so delicious!

  9. My birthday is next in the house and this looks awesome! I love the colors of it too. So much fun!

  10. Very cute! That is such a fun birthday cake! We did something similar with a store bought cake that was very plain to start. Definitely a kid pleaser!

  11. I’ve never had a confetti cake before but this looks so yummy. I’d be happy with this at 27, nevermind 5! x

  12. Confetti cakes are the most adorable cakes! And the best part is that they’re easy to make even if you’re not a pro baker! I love this idea! I’m so keeping the recipe!

  13. This looks amazing, perfect spring time treat. I used to bake weekly, I need to get back into it!

  14. My eyes just had an orgasm. I kid you not. HAHAHAHAH! Anything rainbow sprinkles TURNS ME ONNNNN so much!

  15. this came out so pretty! I love a good confetti cake, they are simple and pretty and delicious!!

  16. Its so pretty, my kids would clean their rooms for a slice of this. I once found a jar of sprinkles in my grandson’s room– empty.

  17. You’re totally right – confetti does make everything look prettier and more festive. Your cake turned out quite impresive! I guess I’m in need of cake now…

  18. Yummy Yummy Yummy! homemade confetti cake. I will not lie, I usually just buy birthday cakes because I’m not a baker. But I will try this!

  19. When I was growing up, my dad and I always made my birthday cakes together. I’m sure your son will savor the memories of working with you in the kitchen, especially as he gets older!

  20. This looks so amazing! I love cake and I love sprinkles, so I’d gobble this right up.

  21. What a fun cake! My kids and husband would gobble this up! I really want to try and make a layered cake soon.

  22. This is super cute! I have never tried to make my own layer cake before out of thoughts I’d fail! I should give it a shot!

  23. What child doesn’t love sprinkles? This is so festive. I know it was a big hit at the party.

  24. This cake is so much fun. It’s very festive and would be such a treat at a kid’s party or an adult party.

  25. The cake turned out beautiful with the sprinkles all over! You guys did a great job together, and I bet your son was totally thrilled to have been able to help.

  26. The cake looks amazing. Now if I could only do something like that in chocolate for my daughter and it would be perfect.

  27. This looks so fun!! I can’t believe a 5 year old wouldn’t absolutely love it! And I like how you said the sprinkles cover up any flaws in the frosting (perfect for me!!)

  28. Such a pretty cake – I’m impressed and could eat a big slice now!

  29. This looks wonderful! Sounds so tasty too! I pinned and will definitely have to try this, who doesn’t love sprinkles!

  30. aww can’t beat a decent cake! I love this confetti idea, works for boys and girls to whip up in a pinch!

  31. What a fun cake! I sure would love to serve this when the kids are around! I’m certain they’re going to enjoy this one.

  32. This is a cute idea! You can even use different colored sprinkles for this, depending on the theme of the party. I really like that’s it’s not that difficult to make either.

  33. This looks delicious! I love how you decorated the cake! My mouth is watering right now haha!

  34. What a cute cake! And who doesn’t love sponge cake. Yummy. I’m all for using pre-packaged sometimes if I’m in a bind.

  35. This is very creative Aish! I’m sure my son will love it as well, I need to give it a try sometime. Yummy!

  36. When I was younger my mom would always gold cake. Then as I got older I started to eat white cake which I love. This cake looks so yummy.

  37. That looks like the best cake ever. My birthday is 9 months away but I’ll be saving this!

  38. I really like such easy to decorate cakes.This seems easy to make as I am really a beginner in cake decorating.I will try for next birthday!

  39. Wow! love all the colors of the sprinkle on the cake. It makes me want to eat the cake right now!

  40. Omg, this really looks yummy! I want to try this on my own. Glad you share this

  41. That was the cake of my dream when I was a kid! Such a great fun and colorful cake, I’ll keep this recipe for my futur kid:)

  42. This cake looks amazing! We have a couple birthdays that are coming up and this would be the perfect way to celebrate.

  43. I made a funfetti covered cake for my grandson last year. He totally loved it. A fun technique that looks fantastic.

  44. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, it was very delicious. Do try and let me know.

  45. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, it was very delicious. Do try and let me know.

  46. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, it was very delicious. Do try and let me know.

  47. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, it was very delicious. Do try and let me know.

  48. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, it was very delicious. Do try and let me know.

  49. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, it was the star of the party. If you end up trying and let me know, how it came out. Take Care!

  50. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, it was the star of the party. If you end up trying and let me know, how it came out. Take Care!

  51. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, it was the star of the party. If you end up trying and let me know, how it came out. Take Care!

  52. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, it was the star of the party. If you end up trying and let me know, how it came out. Take Care!

  53. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, it was the star of the party. If you end up trying and let me know, how it came out. Take Care!

  54. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, it was the star of the party. and you can totally use different sprinkles depending on the theme of the party. The sprinkles are so easy to use as well.

  55. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, it was the star of the party. If you end up trying and let me know, how it came out. Take Care!

  56. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, it was the star of the party. If you end up trying and let me know, how it came out. Take Care!

  57. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, it was the star of the party. If you end up trying and let me know, how it came out. Take Care!

  58. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, it was the star of the party. If you end up trying and let me know, how it came out. Take Care!

  59. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, it was the star of the party. If you end up trying and let me know, how it came out. Take Care!

  60. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, it was the star of the party and you can totally do the same thing in chocolate. Take Care!

  61. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, it was the star of the party. If you end up trying and let me know, how it came out. Take Care!

  62. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, it was the star of the party. If you end up trying and let me know, how it came out. Take Care!

  63. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, it was the star of the party. If you end up trying and let me know, how it came out. Take Care!

  64. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, it was the star of the party. If you end up trying and let me know, how it came out. Take Care!

  65. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, it was the star of the party. If you end up trying and let me know, how it came out. Take Care!

  66. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, it was the star of the party. If you end up trying and let me know, how it came out. Take Care!

  67. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, it was the star of the party. If you end up trying and let me know, how it came out. Take Care!

  68. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, it was the star of the party. If you end up trying and let me know, how it came out. Take Care!

  69. Omg what a cute cake!!!!! Looks easy enough that I might just have to make one!

  70. This looks like such a fun and amazing cake! I’m not very good at baking but I really like how this cake turns out. Pretty sure your son and his friends had a fun filled party .

  71. That is an amazing cake! You did a great job! I will definitely have to try this for my next birthday party!

  72. This cake is so festive and perfect for any birthday party. I love all the sprinkles and the fun party colors.

  73. This cake is so adorable! I love how simple it is but it makes such a statement!

  74. That looks like a fun cake to eat! I just love making fun cakes like this!

  75. Aw, this is super cute, and how nice that your son helped you make it. Great job!! Happy Birthday to your little one.

  76. So cute, and I’m sure everyone loved it. Makes me crave a tender white cake. Lovely.

  77. Loving all that confetti! My favorite cakes have all sorts of sprinkles all over them too!

  78. Your cake turned out awesome! I do think cakes covered in candy and icing is perfect for any kid!

  79. Sprinkles and confetti are a MUST for kiddie birthday cakes! I would gobble this up! Birthday cake makes the best breakfast 🙂

  80. That cake looks so good and the sprinkles add to the fun. You are a great mom to make a homemade cake for their boy.

  81. How cute is this cake? Sprinkles make everything taste better and this looks so easy to make!

  82. I love cakes and this one is uniquely decorated! Super easy to try at home too!

  83. This cake looks amazing, one day I’d love to give something like this a try x

  84. This looks really awesome! I love this trend, people seem to be making anything that’s birthday confetti related and it’s really nice. This cake is so festive.

  85. Sprinkles are awesome! I think this is a great cake for parties! I think it’s really nice that you shared this recipe. It’s really simple to make.

  86. There is nothing like a homemade cake, especially when it is covered in sprinkles. I know a few adults would do a happy dance to enjoy a slice of this tasty dessert.

  87. I love how festive this cake is. It would be great for birthday parties or really any celebration.

  88. Confetti Cake is one of my favorites! And my birthday is coming up…so I think I know exactly what to make!

  89. Looks awesome and actually like something that I can do. I love easy recipes that are fun like this.

  90. Confetti cake is my favorite flavor. This looks so amazing I’m going to have to pin.

  91. My girls birthdays are coming up in a few days, this is something I will make for them because I have fallen in love with how good the cake looks.

  92. Good heavens! Who could ever resist a cake like this. My little one turns two next week, ordered a special cake for him, but in July is my birthday so I can make a “me” cake LOL.

  93. Yumm I love sprinkle cake!! I like licking all the spoons from frosting too, thats the best part!!

  94. What a fun cake! My daughters would LOVE this for their special days.

  95. This looks so good. Confetti is a hot commodity around my household. This kiddos want it in everything!

  96. This looks an sounds delicious! I love how colorful and festive the results are – without the recipe being too complicated or hard to do!

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  98. Can this Confetti cake can be made eggless. If yes, what would be it’s replacement. My daughters’s bday is around the corner so wanted surprise her with this. She is quite fond of sprinkles

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