I don't want to use a box mix to make a confetti cake... what do I use to make all the confetti colors... I tried colored round sprinkles... did not work, the colors blended... any suggestions
Use what is labeled as "jimmies".
I used them for a wedding cake once. They work great. You can order them here: http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/searchresults.aspx?Description=jimmies
When did you add the sprinkles? Early on, or did you fold them into the batter just before baking?
i would fold them into the dry ingredients, then continue mixing as usual. this way, you get the colors to start to "bleed out".
I'm so glad i saw this because I have a bride who is requesting a funfetti cake and i didn't want to do just the box cake either. Indy you cake turned out beautiful, I love the pink and greens!
I made one for my son's second birthday. I was told to use the long skinny sprinkles because they don't bleed. I just used my regular white cake batter and folded them in at the end. It turned out great!
indydebi... thanks... that's what I am looking for... therese
Did the exact same thing (jimmies) as indydebi - used pink in one layer and green in the other layer of the monkey cake I did.
I prepared my batter as normal, then folded them in right before baking so they didnt bleed or melt. Worked great!
thanks to all who helped.. great ideas as always
You might want to try a small test batch first. I added some jimmies to a thin buttermilk cake batter, and they ran too much. But the same jimmies in my yellow cake recipe did fine.