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Sprinkle Cake – My Weblog’s eighth Birthday!

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A scrumptious 8″ vanilla sprinkle cake, with vanilla buttercream frosting and coated in sprinkles – to have a good time my blogs eighth birthday!! 

HAPPY 8TH BIRTHDAY TO JANE’S PATISSERIE!!! Sure, that’s appropriate… my lil’ outdated weblog is now eight years outdated and I can’t fairly consider it. 

I began this weblog after going to cookery faculty after I simply needed to doc bits that I used to be doing, not ever pondering that folks would really wish to take a look at it. 

However right here we’re, eight years later, the most well-liked baking weblog within the uk, with two number one Sunday Occasions finest promoting cookbooks – and it’s nonetheless solely actually simply getting began. 

I can’t clarify how mad it feels to log onto my weblog and social media every single day and see folks baking my recipes from all around the world, all day every single day. It brings me a lot pure pleasure assembly my followers and followers, and with the ability to go on TV now, and bake reside for folks on stage. 

My books are simply insane – my first being the quickest promoting baking guide ever, and each changing into prompt primary books?! WHAAAAT! I simply can’t cope. 

Due to this, I needed to have a good time with some of the extremely request bakes of all time… a sprinkle cake. However actually, I can’t thanks all sufficient. Thanks for making my dream a actuality and supporting me every single day. Thanks. Jane x


As with my thirtieth birthday cake lately I made a decision to make use of some sponges I already needed to make my life simpler – so this submit doesn’t have a cake recipe inside it. In addition to, it’s in regards to the ornament anyway! 

I needed to make a large cake that basically did have a good time it so it does use 5x 8″ desserts which is totally huge I do know, however roll with me right here. 

You need to use any sponge you need as a base – my chocolate fudge cake sponges are fudge and scrumptious, my chocolate drip cake has a scrumptious primary chocolate sponge, or you’ll be able to jazz it up with extra flavours – and even a rainbow cake


For the buttercream, I simply needed to do a primary vanilla frosting. I needed to guarantee that there was a secure base to stacking the desserts, in addition to smoothing across the outdoors, so a primary American buttercream frosting was the reply. 

An American buttercream frosting is one:two ratio of butter to icing sugar, after which flavoured. I take advantage of block unsalted butter (no spreads or margarines allowed!), after which use common icing sugar. Vanilla extract was my flavouring of selection, however you need to use something – lemon, orange, mint, almond and so on! 

Fortunately, since you are protecting the perimeters in sprinkles, it doesn’t should be excellent. You continue to need the desserts to be stage and straight, and as clean as potential, but it surely doesn’t should be pristine like a daily drip cake because it’s all getting hidden anyway. 


So… crucial little bit of all of it – the sprinkles. There are limitless quantities of speak about sprinkles on-line, and there at all times will likely be within the baking world – however these are the insanely lovely sprinkles that I take advantage of

It’s taken some time for authorized sprinkles (ones that don’t include substances which might be unlawful within the UK) to come back right here – however they’re right here now

I needed the cake to be as vibrant as humanly potential which is why I made a decision to make use of the rainbow sprinkles, however because it’s ornament and also you aren’t baking them, you need to use others – they is probably not as vibrant although. 

Annoyingly, you do want greater than you really find yourself utilizing as a result of you need to have sufficient to push onto the cake and let some naturally fall off. 


As soon as my cake is roofed in buttercream, I create a barrier round my turntable with objects resembling containers of foil and clingfilm to catch any falling sprinkles. When you’ve got a field sufficiently big to let the cake turntable and cake sit inside, this additionally works, however you want area to maneuver you arm. 

I take advantage of a big handful of sprinkles within the palm of my hand to softly push the sprinkles up the perimeters of the cake, and successfully stick them into the buttercream. This half is sort of onerous to elucidate, however there are movies on my social media channels for this bake as we speak. 

I ended up utilizing 300-400g value of sprinkles on this dimension of cake, however once more, it’s a huge cake. All in all, I had about 800g of sprinkles getting used to create the look and I merely positioned the unused ones again right into a container for an additional time. 

It’s a messy cake to make, however SO WORTH IT. 

Suggestions and Tips 

For the drip I used the identical drip as in my chocolate drip cake recipe as a result of it really works wonders. However after all, you don’t have so as to add a drip. I simply fancied it to stage up the bake much more! 

I embellished the highest with some swirls of frosting and a pair extra sprinkles to simply end it off, however once more – that is optionally available. 

I take advantage of:



  • 600 g unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 1200 g icing sugar
  • 1-2 tsp vanilla extract


  • a lot of rainbow sprinkles (see weblog submit)
  • 75 g darkish chocolate
  • 75 g milk chocolate
  • 150 ml double cream


  • Beat the unsalted butter by itself for some time in your mixer till its clean and supple and beginning to whiten.

  • Add in your icing sugar slightly at a time and beat totally till its gentle and fluffy and add the vanilla extract!

  • (If the combination is actually stiff, add in 1-2tbsp of boiling water and beat totally to clean out)


  • Degree the desserts off if crucial.

  • Add your first cake to a cake board or flat serving plate and safe with a small quantity of buttercream.

  • Unfold some buttercream onto the primary layer, add the second sponge. Repeat till you attain the highest layer of cake.

  • Unfold some buttercream across the sides to fill within the gaps and create a crumb coat. Refrigerate the cake for not less than half-hour.

  • As soon as refrigerated, utilizing an angled spatula, unfold the remainder of the white buttercream across the cake after which clean round utilizing a big steel scraper.
  • As soon as the buttercream is clean, prep your sprinkle space. I create a barrier with objects like containers of foil and clingfilm round my turntable.

  • Get a bowl with your entire sprinkles in.

  • Utilizing the palm of your hand, seize giant handfuls of sprinkles and gently push the sprinkles up the perimeters of the cake with out urgent too onerous to maneuver the cake.

  • The motion is like your are wiping the perimeters of the cake with the palms of your hand – however the sprinkles will push in as you go. The surplus will naturally fall off.

  • Preserve repeating till the cake is roofed – I cowl the highest too.

  • In a small bowl or jug, add the milk chocolate, darkish chocolate and double cream and soften fastidiously briefly bursts within the microwave, stirring effectively every time, till clean.

  • Fastidiously pipe this onto the cake to create a drip – Set the cake within the fridge for an additional half-hour.

  • Pipe some swirls of the leftover buttercream on prime utilizing a Medium 2D Closed Star Piping Tip and enhance with the sprinkles.
  • This cake will final for 3-4 days as soon as made.
  • You need to use any sponge you need as a base – my chocolate fudge cake sponges are fudge and scrumptious, my chocolate drip cake has a scrumptious primary chocolate sponge, or you’ll be able to jazz it up with extra flavours – and even a rainbow cake
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