Confetti Cake Made From Scratch ??

Baking By therese379 Updated 4 Mar 2011 , 9:48pm by Sangriacupcake

therese379 Posted 17 Feb 2011 , 6:04pm
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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

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therese379 Posted 17 Feb 2011 , 6:31pm
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indydebi Posted 17 Feb 2011 , 6:39pm
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Use what is labeled as "jimmies".

I used them for a wedding cake once. They work great. You can order them here:

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 17 Feb 2011 , 6:41pm
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When did you add the sprinkles? Early on, or did you fold them into the batter just before baking?

chefjess819 Posted 17 Feb 2011 , 6:49pm
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i would fold them into the dry ingredients, then continue mixing as usual. this way, you get the colors to start to "bleed out".

indydebi Posted 17 Feb 2011 , 6:51pm
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I mixed my white cake mix, then added the colored bits into the batter. I didn't want to beat them into oblivion and lose the shape/color during the beating process.

Here's how it turned out. Bride, who wanted specific colors, loved it!

Bubbl3h3ad Posted 17 Feb 2011 , 7:08pm
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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!

momto2pottsy Posted 17 Feb 2011 , 7:21pm
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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!

therese379 Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 7:15pm
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indydebi... thanks... that's what I am looking for... therese

jewels710 Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 7:38pm
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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!

therese379 Posted 4 Mar 2011 , 8:57pm
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thanks to all who helped.. great ideas as always

Sangriacupcake Posted 4 Mar 2011 , 9:48pm
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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.

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