Grrrrr Confetti Cake! Ack!

Decorating By step0nmi Updated 12 Feb 2011 , 2:49am by AmysCakesNCandies

step0nmi Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 7:00pm
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icon_cry.gificon_mad.gif is it just me or does anyone else hate the sound/idea of confetti cake!!??
I get a request for this type of cake every once in a while and I just don't get it!! icon_confused.gif whhhyyy? it's just plain white cake with sprinkles in it! I know I can jazz up the flavor a bit...but I feel like the sprinkles ruin the texture and flavor of the cake. anyone else? icon_rolleyes.gif

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jlynnw Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 7:07pm
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It is the fun cutesieness of it. Would I want it no! but so people like cute

LogansMommie Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 7:16pm
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It's one of my most requested (partly because I make Children's birthday cakes more than anything else!) - I actually love it as do all my customers! I don't think it changes the texture or flavor at all. It's just a fun surprise when you cut into the cake. We do have fun with the fillings to add more flavor than just a plain vanilla cake though.

zespri Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 8:11pm
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I know this is a confetti cake hate thread, but I have been wanting to try one!

Can I use the tiny round sprinkles that are shaped like little balls, or must I use the long shaped sprinkles? I'm not sure why one would be better than the other, but I saw someone say to use the long ones, but she didn't give a reason why.

And anyone have any advice how much to use for a standard 8" cake?

KJ62798 Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 8:22pm
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The small non-pareil size sprinkles will melt & disappear turning your batter a very weird color (trust me on this one icon_redface.gif )

If you are mixing in your own sprinkles, use the larger ones and do it right at the very end before you load your pans.

I actually had a request for a wedding cake with confetti sprinkles (yes, a very young bride/groom)

Kristy

TartletteTreats Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 8:23pm
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I like Wilton's Rainbow Chip Crunch.

step0nmi Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 8:31pm
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I shouldn't say I hate confetti cake lol :p but I just think it's kinda gross. i've only used the box mix so I didn't realize you could add stuff at the very end. I think I might try doing just a white cake and my own sprinkles this time around icon_smile.gif

mrsbriggs06 Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 8:46pm
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yeah, i'm in the 'don't get it' camp. that said, i make 'disco hippie' (pics in my gallery & my avatar) for the vanilla/white cake option icon_surprised.gif)

cake_architect Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 8:54pm
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{i'm still in college} and my friends ask for confetti cake all the time! i hate baking with pillsbury but dh came out with its own version and now i make it whenever requested with no hesitation! i don't really get it either though, to me its just white cake! haha

zespri Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 8:57pm
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I did that once, and the cupcakes tasted terrible! I've always wondered if it was the cupcake recipe or the food colouring. I had to use quite a lot of colouring to get them vibrant. Do you find yours taste yuck?


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Originally Posted by mrsbriggs06

yeah, i'm in the 'don't get it' camp. that said, i make 'disco hippie' (pics in my gallery & my avatar) for the vanilla/white cake option icon_surprised.gif)


mrsbriggs06 Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 9:05pm
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nope, it's my most requested flavor. you need to use lighter colors, (purple & black are NOT good for example) & use a nice high concentrated gel color sparingly. mine don't taste any different from my regular white cake-- they just look different! icon_smile.gif

zespri Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 9:06pm
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I did have purple in there. And red, which is often a problem with taste (never seen no-taste red here in NZ, will keep looking for it). Thanks, next time I'll omit the purple.




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Originally Posted by mrsbriggs06

nope, it's my most requested flavor. you need to use lighter colors, (purple & black are NOT good for example) & use a nice high concentrated gel color sparingly. mine don't taste any different from my regular white cake-- they just look different! icon_smile.gif


Elcee Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 9:12pm
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Waaay back in the dark days before I knew how to decorate cakes and when my daughter was small, making a confetti cake was special! I didn't use the premixed ones though. MY confetti cakes were color coordinated icon_lol.gif. White cake with pink sprinkles, filled and frosted pink with white sprinkles on top and white candles. Woo! I had it going on! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Actually, I haven't made one in years and years but for a kid's birthday, I think they're great!

zespri Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 9:14pm
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Thanks for this, I always have to know WHY.

I'll hunt around and try to find the long ones.




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Originally Posted by KJ62798

The small non-pareil size sprinkles will melt & disappear turning your batter a very weird color (trust me on this one icon_redface.gif )

If you are mixing in your own sprinkles, use the larger ones and do it right at the very end before you load your pans.

I actually had a request for a wedding cake with confetti sprinkles (yes, a very young bride/groom)

Kristy


step0nmi Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 9:24pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mrsbriggs06

nope, it's my most requested flavor. you need to use lighter colors, (purple & black are NOT good for example) & use a nice high concentrated gel color sparingly. mine don't taste any different from my regular white cake-- they just look different! icon_smile.gif




gel color!? how do you do yours with that? very curious

AnnieCahill Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 9:41pm
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I never noticed a change in texture from the sprinkles. I use the multicolored jimmies from the grocery store. I think it's more for kids, but there's something about colors that just make it taste better, LOL.

kel58 Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 9:47pm
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My local bulk store had larger circular flat sprinkles. They are more like mini discs and they work great!! They melt right in, only leaving colour behind.The only downside is that they dont include any girl colours so a little lady might not find it at pretty.

Coral3 Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 9:47pm
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I think the point with confetti cakes is that it's fun for kids. It's not really aimed toward adults (although I'm sure there would be adults around who get just as excited about it). It's a fun, easy way to add a bit of colour to the batter without actually colouring ALL the batter. A few specks of colour through the cake won't bother most people, but solid colour turns a lot off.

step0nmi Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 9:57pm
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yea, i have "adults" order it for themselves :p

mrsbriggs06 Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 10:04pm
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mix in the gel color to get the shade you want

jlynnw Posted 7 Feb 2011 , 12:34am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kel58

My local bulk store had larger circular flat sprinkles. They are more like mini discs and they work great!! They melt right in, only leaving colour behind.The only downside is that they dont include any girl colours so a little lady might not find it at pretty.


Valentines day sprinkles work great for girls. Buy them after the holiday and keep on hand. Again, not my thing but some do enjoy.

step0nmi Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 1:00am
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Originally Posted by mrsbriggs06

mix in the gel color to get the shade you want




ohhh...you were talking about that picture to the right...I was still talking about the confetti cake and didn't figure out how that correlated icon_redface.gif

you guys have restored my faith in confetti cake! going to try adding my own sprinkles to my own recipe this time around..thanks! thumbs_up.gif

zespri Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 2:43am
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what do the confetti lovers out there fill the cakes with? do you put vanilla buttercream in with sprinkles mixed into it, or would the sprinkles kinda melt into the icing?

AmysCakesNCandies Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 2:49am
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I've actually had requests for confetti cake with colors to match wedding colors, corny in my opionion, but I don't dislike the taste. I use Jimmies, you can get them in individual colors or rainbow at most cake supply stores.

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