Learn how to make these adorable Mini Funfetti Cakes ... they're the perfect birthday party treat!
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Sprinkles just make life better, and you know what goes hand-in-hand with sprinkles? Funfetti!
These sweet Mini Funfetti Cakes are the tasty birthday treat, and they're the perfect addition to any sprinkle-themed party!
I enjoy making mini cakes for pretty much any occasion. They are just so cute! And who wouldn't love their own individual cake?
These Mini Funfetti Cakes might be the cutest ones I've made yet! The colorful layers are so bright and pretty, and the sprinkles on top are the sweetest finishing touch.
Plus, they really are so simple to make.
If these fun cakes aren't the perfect birthday treat, then I don't know what is!
Mini Funfetti Cakes Ingredients
You only need a few ingredients and supplies to make these mini sprinkle cakes:
- White Cake Mix (plus ingredients to prepare it)
- Rainbow Sprinkles (Jimmies)
- White or Vanilla Frosting
- 3 (9-inch) cake pans
- 2.5-inch circle cutter
You could, of course, use a funfetti cake mix. I wanted the sprinkles in my cakes to match the sprinkles on my cakes though. Plus, I wanted LOTS of sprinkles.
If you use a funfetti mix, you do not need to add additional sprinkles to the batter, obviously!
Make sure to use 9-inch cake pans. If you use smaller pans you won't be able to get seven circles out of each layer. And you'll need a 2.5-inch circle cooker cutter, too.
How to Make Mini Funfetti Cakes
These mini cakes are so simple to make!
The first thing you need to do is prepare the cake mix. Follow the directions on the box, then add the sprinkles last. Use cylinder sprinkles (Jimmies), not nonpareils (round sprinkles), because they won't bleed into your batter as much.
Again, if you're using a Funfetti mix, then you do not need to add more sprinkles.
Divide the batter evenly between your pans and bake. Keep in mind that since the layers are thinner than usual, you don't need to bake them as long as the package suggests. Mine took about 12 minutes.
Let the cake cool, then use the cookie cutter to cut out the cake circles. You should be able to get seven circles out of each layer.
If your layers are domed, use a serrated knife to cut the top off.
Want to use up the excess cake? Make cake pops!
Assembling the Mini Funfetti Cakes
These individual cakes are super easy to assemble.
Start by generously frosting one cake round. You want to use enough frosting to make each layer stand out, so don't skimp.
Repeat this process two more times. In the end, your mini cake should have three layers.
If you'd like to see a video of the cake making process, check out my Red, White, and Blue Mini Cakes recipe.
Next, use the flat side of a knife to clean up any frosting that's escaping from the sides of your cake.
This will make your cakes look neat and tidy.
The last step is topping the cakes with sprinkles ... you can add a little or a lot.
I went all out! In my book, there is no such thing as too many sprinkles.
And that's all there is to it.
I love making these mini cakes for parties. The colorful funfetti cake layers makes them super festive!
These Mini Funfetti Cakes are the perfect addition to birthday parties, showers, or any event that needs a little sparkle.
Let me know if you try them. I'd love to see how they turn out!
Mini Funfetti Cakes
- nonstick spray
- 1 white cake mix (plus ingredients to prepare it)
- ½ cup sprinkles, (plus more for decorating cakes)
- 2 (16-ounce) containers white or vanilla frosting
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray 3 (9-inch) cake pans with nonstick spray, then coat lightly with flour.
- Prepare cake mix according to package directions; stir in sprinkles.
- Divide batter evenly between cake pans. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 10 to 12 minutes.
- Let cake cool slightly, then remove cake from pans and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.
- Use a 2.5-inch circle cutter to cut each layer into 7 circles. (Tip: If your cake layers have a dome after baking, slice off the tops with a serrated knife before cutting out the circles.)
- Cover a cake circle generously with frosting. Add another cake layer and frost, then add 1 more layer. Frost top of cake.
- Use the flat side of a knife to remove excess frosting from the sides of the cake. Top cake with sprinkles.
- Repeat process with remaining cake.
- Refrigerate cakes until ready to serve. Enjoy!
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