DIY Mini Confetti Print Cakes

Showing you how to make mini confetti print cakes in the inside and the outside!

DIY Mini Confetti Print Cakes by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #recipe #diy #cake #entertaining #parties

As soon as I saw the adorable confetti napkins from the Sugar & Cloth Shop line, I knew that I wanted to translate the print onto a cake.

If you’re familiar with my work, you may already know that I, Alana love little details. So needless to say I was enthusiastically interested in this brush strokes napkin print!

My idea was to create a batch of mini cakes that decorated to match the napkins on the outside of the cake. But I also wanted the cakes to also have a subtle touch of confetti inside as well!

DIY Mini Confetti Print Cakes by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #recipe #diy #cake #entertaining #parties

So these mini cakes essentially are similar to a funfetti cake on the inside.

However, instead of searching for hours to find the perfect color coordinated sprinkles or candy from a store, I’ve decided to show you how to make your own candy from icing that can be used inside and outside of the cake to achieve the fun confetti print pattern.

You can follow along to coordinate with the napkins just as I did. Or you can customize the colors to match any other palette you may desire…

Materials and Tools Needed To Make Brush Stroke Icing Candies

  • 1 pound (16 ounces) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 5-6 tablespoons 100% liquid egg whites
  • Optional: 1 – 2 teaspoons flavored extract
  • Food coloring assortment
  • Parchment paper
  • Cake decorating brush
  • Edible gold cake paint or luster dust

DIY Mini Confetti Print Cakes by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #recipe #diy #cake #entertaining #parties

How To Make The Brush Stroke Icing Candies

These colorful icing candies are very easy to make. And thanks to a wide array of food coloring options, the customization of the candy colors are limitless.

If you’ve decorated cookies before, this process will feel familiar, as we’re essentially making royal icing.

1 — First, add the powdered sugar and cream of tartar into your mixing bowl. Stir to mix.

2 — Using a whisk attachment, turn your mixer on to low speed and slowly add in the liquid egg whites. Once combined, turn the speed to medium and whisk for 1 – 2 minutes until the icing forms soft peaks.

3 — Add in 1 teaspoon of warm water, as well as any flavored extract (optional), and mix until combined.

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4 — Distribute the icing between bowls, designating one bowl per the desired color. Add in 1 – 2 drops of food coloring to each bowl. Then, mix with a spoon.

If you’re following along with the napkin print, you’ll need yellow, pink, peach, light blue, teal, and red.

DIY Mini Confetti Print Cakes by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #recipe #diy #cake #entertaining #parties

5 — Set a piece of parchment on a baking sheet or a level work surface. Use food-safe brushes to add brush strokes of each icing color onto your parchment. Next, set aside to dry overnight.

6 — For the gold pieces, wait until the icing candies are completely dry. Then, brush a handful of them with gold cake paint or luster dust.

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Part 2 | How To Make The Mini Confetti Print Cakes

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two rectangular cake pans with parchment paper and coat with cooking spray.

Prepare your choice of white or vanilla cake mix as directed.

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Add a handful of the dried icing candies to the batter. Use a spatula or spoon to break the candies down to small (¼-inch or smaller) pieces.

Divide the batter between the pans and bake 15 to 20 minutes.

Once cakes are completely cool, use a circular cookie cutter to cut out circles of cake.

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Assemble cakes, three layers high with frosting in between each layer.

Use a spatula to frost the exterior of the cakes. Frost an initial (crumb coat) of frosting around the cakes, freeze the cakes for 10 minutes and then add a second layer of frosting.

DIY Mini Confetti Print Cakes by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #recipe #diy #cake #entertaining #parties

Once frosted and smoothed with a spatula, add your candies around the outside of the cakes.

Completely custom and ridiculously cute, these mini cakes are sure to be a huge hit at your next party!

DIY Mini Confetti Print Cakes by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #recipe #diy #cake #entertaining #parties

How To Make DIY Mini Confetti Print Cakes

Mini Confetti Print Cakes

Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes
Playful funfetti cake with DIY confetti inside and outside
Prep Time2 hrs 5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine Cake

Equipment

  • Parchment paper
  • Cake decorating brush
  • Mixer
  • Mixing bowl
  • Baking sheet
  • Rectangle cake pans
  • Spatula
  • Cookie cutter

Ingredients

  • 16 oz powdered sugar 1 pound
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 5-6 tbsp 100% liquid egg whites
  • 1 tsp flavored extract optional
  • 1 box cake mix white or vanilla
  • Edible gold cake paint or luster dust
  • Dood coloring assortment

Nutrition

Serving: 15g | Calories: 938kcal | Carbohydrates: 219g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 935mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 165g | Vitamin A: 163IU | Calcium: 283mg | Iron: 3mg
Servings: 4 cakes
Calories: 938kcal

Instructions

How to make the brush stroke icing candies:

  • Add the powdered sugar and cream of tartar into your mixing bowl. Stir to mix. 
  • Using a whisk attachment, turn your mixer on to low speed and slowly add in the liquid egg whites.
  • Once combined, turn the speed to medium and whisk for 1 – 2 minutes until the icing forms soft peaks.
  • Add in 1 teaspoon of warm water and flavored extract (optional) and mix until combined.
  • Distribute the icing between bowls, designating one bowl per the desired color.
  • Add in 1 – 2 drops of food coloring to each bowl. Then, mix with a spoon. If you’re following along with the napkin print, you’ll need yellow, pink, peach, light blue, teal, and red.
  • Set a piece of parchment on a baking sheet or a level work surface. Use food-safe brushes to add brush strokes of each icing color onto your parchment.
  • Set aside to dry overnight.
  • For the gold pieces, wait until the icing candies are completely dry. Then, brush a handful of them with gold cake paint or luster dust.

How to make the mini confetti cakes:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two rectangular cake pans with parchment paper and coat with cooking spray.
  • Prepare your choice of white or vanilla cake mix as directed.
  • Add a handful of the dried icing candies to the batter.
  • Use a spatula or spoon to break the candies down to small (¼-inch or smaller) pieces.
  • Divide the batter between the pans.
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes. 
  • Once cakes are completely cool, use a circular cookie cutter to cut out circles of cake.
  • Assemble cakes, three layers high with frosting in between each layer. 
  • Use a spatula to frost the exterior of the cakes. Frost an initial (crumb coat) of frosting around the cakes.
  • Freeze the cakes for 10 minutes, and then add a second layer of frosting.
KEYWORD: confetti, diy cake, funfetti

Don’t forget to share your confetti print cake with us on Instagram using the hashtag #sugarandclothloves. We always love seeing all of your creations! And if you’re looking for more quick and delicious recipes you can find them all right here with a few cocktails to go along with them!

4 thoughts on “DIY Mini Confetti Print Cakes”

  1. Hi – these are so cute! One question, when using the egg whites to make the paint chips is it safe to eat them? Thank you!

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