By Kelsey Nixon
Who doesn’t love a cake made from scratch?! But when it comes to frosting it, things can get a bit frustrating. So in my opinion, the easiest way to decorate a cake is with sprinkles! Not only is it a foolproof way to finish off a cake, it also makes quite the celebratory statement, and it’s just so fun. I’ve learned that there is more than one way to sprinkle a cake (and unfortunately most methods result in a few extra sprinkles scattered about the kitchen). If you’re working with a larger layer cake, I’m a fan of the “pat” method – if it’s a smaller cake without layers, I recommend the “roll” method. Layer cakes tend to be more fragile, so while the “pat” method is a bit more tedious, there’s no chance your layers will shift. Smaller cakes or any cake that doesn’t have layers are sturdier and better suited for the quicker “roll” method. Regardless of your chosen method, one thing is for sure – cakes just seem happier when dressed in sprinkles! (PS – Check out the sprinkle cake in my first cookbook!)
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Did you know Monday is National Chocolate Cake Day? Is this for real? I won’t say no to another reason to eat chocolate cake. So in case you’re looking for a way to celebrate, here are a just a few ideas…
Move over cupcakes, donuts are here and it’s hard for anyone to compete with warm sugary fried bread. (I mean, have you ever put a donut in a microwave?) These delicious treats are so good they need a party all their own. Enter: a fancy donut party. This spread was very easy to put together and I like things that are easy but have a big effect. A donut bar would work great as a dessert table at a wedding or even a shower. Here is the DIY for the donut hole croquembouche. (Or for a more casual party don’t forget the Donut Tree.)
1. The simple ideas are often the best. I love these votive holders by Creature Comforts.
2. These Imm-Living cake plates are seriously awesome (via Hank & Hunt.)
3. A Subtle Revelry nailed it with these striped birthday candles.
4. Sweet Paul‘s monkeys on straws are genius.
5. I love the look of these delicious-looking hexagons by Anthology Magazine.
There are so many beautiful wooden cakeplates and pedestals out there these days. I like them because it makes a cake look a little more organic and rough than a shiny white cakestand. Here is a little round up of some of my favorites. Any of them strike your fancy?