Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Semi-Naked Confetti Cake

I made this fun two-tiered cake to
celebrate the January birthdays - mine and
my oldest son-in law's.  I have a closet full of
sprinkles and wanted to have some fun with
them, so I decided to make a confetti cake
topped with sprinkles for the two of us.

This was my first attempt at a semi-naked
cake, but I thought if it didn't turn out
we could run to the store late Saturday
night and grab an ice cream cake.

There is something about confetti cakes and sprinkles
that just appeals to the children and to the child
in every adult.  It just says "party"!

I doubled a white cake recipe and added a cup of
jimmies, baking it in three 7 inch pans and 2 six
inch pans.  White cake is not very pretty with
a golden crust, so I froze the layers and
then trimmed the edges with a bread knife.

I placed the layers back in the freezer until
frosting time.  I made two batches of 
American Buttercream frosting flavored
with Princess Cake and Cookie Emulsion.

Can I just say we love that flavoring?  It
gives cookies and frostings such an amazing

You have to apply the sprinkles to the fresh
frosting to get them to adhere, so I frosted
and sprinkled the bottom layer, then started 
on the top layer.

I have to say, making a naked or semi-naked cake
was a little harder than I thought it would be.  It takes
some work to get that balance between frosted and not
quite frosted.  

My cute little 13 year old granddaughter said, 

"Is this the style - to look like you ran out of frosting?"

That gave me a great laugh!

Happy Birth Month to both of us.

They say you are what you eat, so I think
I am half confetti cake because I ate a
leftover piece for breakfast and then one
for an appetizer before dinner!!!  I usually
give the leftovers to the kids to take home,
but this was so yummy, I just couldn't part
with it.  Big mistake!!


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  1. This is a beautiful cake - I had a cake mishap last week, so anything that comes out of a pan in one piece impresses me - LOL. Looks like you had a great birthday celebration this year!!

  2. Such a pretty cake. Almost too pretty eat...LOL Wonderway to celebrate the two birthdays. Sprinkles are always fun!

  3. Pretty cake, Jackie! What I want to know is....were you in HI when that emergency alert debacle occurred? If so, I hope you'll share all the details in a post. I thought of you when I heard about it! Hope your celebration wasn't interrupted.

    1. Rita and I would both like to know. My nephew and his wife were in HI the same time you were and I thought of all of you when that happened.

  4. Jackie, I'm glad the cake was so yummy that you enjoyed a piece for breakfast and before dinner! You go girl!

  5. This is so cute! I love the way you did the sprinkles!

    I made a naked cake a few years ago. The key to not over or under doing, it is to just frost a bit at a time, leaving some areas lightly frosted or bare. Since some areas have very little frosting, you have to really get those crumbs off. I like your idea of putting the cake in the freezer.

    Well done! :)


  6. Such a pretty cake that sounds so delicious. I love the way it looks. Perfect cake to celebrate birthdays. I'm sure it was a great party.........

  7. I love this cake and your granddaughter's comment - LOL!


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