It’s no joke this whole sprinkle fiasco. As a baker, I constantly hear and read about the sprinkle debate. Some tout them as pretty and fun. Others moan that they are narsty and insipid (at times referred to as “waxy”).

I consider sprinkles much like Grand Theft Auto. Totally tasteless, but considered a source of fun by many.

Seriously though, sprinkles are a lot less harmful than even a video game. Take that pole out of your butt. Have a drink. Have three more after that one. Make out with a ridiculously good looking person. Chill.

If you wouldn’t scream about it to a real group of breathing, talking human beings (and I mean face to face), then don’t bitch about it on the internet.

This is only part of my sprinkle collection. The demand is high, what can I say.

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If glitter is the herpes of art, then sprinkles are the same for baking.

 They spread everywhere. They are impossible to clean up. People can’t get rid of them no matter how hard they try.

 

Many sprinkles were hurt in the making of this recipe. It was beautiful. Particularly because creating your own unique marshmallow recipe out of your A$$ and incorporating cake batter flavor into them is easier than it sounds. Trickier than curing Bieber fever. I mean, I think I made about 6 or 7 batches before getting it right.

 

Not only do these cloud-puffs include sprinkles and cake flavor in every bite, I also managed to throw actual cake into it. Marshmallow, with delightful little bits of soft buttery cake. It’s better than a unicorn kiss.

 

And if you really hate sprinkles that much you can- GASP!- leave it out! I just blew someone’s mind. I also just started a sentence with the word, “and.” There, they’re, their now. No need to get so riled up. Have a fifth drink. Get a foot massage or something.

 

Here is What You Need for Birthday Funfetti Cake Batter Marshmallows

- Half of your favorite baked cake (specifications will be mentioned in the instructions

 

- 3 1/2 packs of unflavored gelatin

- 1/3 cup of cold water

1/3 cup of cake mix(or a vanilla flavored cake flour if cake mix creeps you out)

 

-1 3/4 cups of sugar

- 1/3 cup of corn syrup

- 1/3 cup of water

 

- 4 egg whites 

 

- Sprinkles, a whole bunch of them

cooking spray

powdered sugar or corn starch

 

Tools

mixer

-Candy Thermomter

- Baking Dish, about 8×10 or so

aluminum foil

 

 

If you want funfetti cake, simply make your batter. Add some sprinkles. Mix on low.

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I lined a large baking sheet with aluminum foil, sprayed and coated in flour.

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Why? Because once it is baked and cooled, you want to cut it into small cubes. This way easy to flip the pan over and get the cake out. It’s up to you what type of baking pan you want to use for this.

 

 *Tip: If your cake is crumbling easily or not cutting well, make sure it is completely cooled off.  If it’s still a pain, refrigerate it until cold and firm. Then cut it.
*Tip: Be aware that sprinkles stick to the bottom of the mixing bowl. Use a spatula to scoop up from the bottom right before pouring into the baking sheet.
BEFORE YOU MAKE MARSHMALLOWS PREP EVERYTHING!!!!
Measure out ALL of your ingredients.

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Pour the:

-1 3/4 cups of sugar

- 1/3 cup of corn syrup

- 1/3 cup of water

into a pot. Attach the thermometer. Place something heat-safe nearby to grab the handle.

 

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Line your 8×10 baking dish  with aluminum foil, then spray with cooking spray and dust completely with powdered sugar or corn starch.

Drop a good amount of cake cubes along bottom of pan. Set a spatula, cake cubes, and cooking spray nearby.

 

*Note: I used WAY more cake cubes than pictured here. In fact, I sprinkled more cubes along the bottom of pan than seen here as well.

 

 

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Combine:

- 3 1/2 packs of unflavored gelatin

- 1/3 cup of cake mix

Pour over:

- 1/3 cup of cold water over

 

Mix with spoon to make sure gelatin is totally coated and moist.

 

 

Now set up your mixing area. Have egg whites in a large bowl (with whisk not shown here), a bowl of sprinkles (or not if leaving out), and the gelatin mixture should be in the mixer with spatula attachment on.

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You will also want something to spoon out the last remains of the sugar mixture into the mixer.

 

 

Turn stove on medium low until the sugar in pot dissolves. Once dissolved, turn to medium high.

 

As it cooks, whisk egg whites furiously until they are very fluffy and somewhat “dry” looking.

 

*Tip: If you are good at multi-tasking/a more experienced marshmallow maker, you can beat them in the mixing bowl while the sugar cooks, then place in separate bowl. Wipe the mixing bowl and whisk attachment off with a paper towel, and scoop gelatin mixture in. I do this to ensure freshly well-beaten eggs.
*Tip: The reason you want to whisk or beat eggs while sugar cooks, versus earlier is that they will start to deflate and become liquid the longer you wait after whipping them to use them.
Once the candy thermometer reaches 245 degrees, turn off stove and turn mixer on low.

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Slooooooowly pour the boiling sugar down the side of the bowl so that it streams into the gelatin.

 

Don’t forget to have that mixer on.

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Once the sugar is completely in the mixer, turn to high.


 

 

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It will appear yellow and sort of syrupy. Ewe. just keep mixing.

 

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Eventually, it will start to get slightly stickier and turn white

 

I believe it took about 5 minutes, but this can vary slightly.

Once it has grown in sized and has fluffed up a little, turn off immediately and using a spatula or whatever slowly fold in egg whites. (Fold means to spoon it in, then carefully scoop up the gelatin mixture up over the egg whites)

 

Carefully mix in sprinkles.

 

 

Spray the spatula set by the lined pan with cooking spray and use it to scoop out marshmallow until it barely covers the cake cubes.

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Quickly drop more cake cubes on top of marshmallow. Add more than you see here.

Lots more.

 

Pour the second layer of marshmallow just to cover cake, then another layer of cake cubes. The more cake, the better.

 

Continue until you have used all marshmallow.

 

Allow to set uncovered over night. Flip onto a cutting board covered with corn starch or powdered sugar.

 

Spray a long, serrated knife with cooking spray and cut into large blocks.

 

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Sprinkles are kind of like crack for kids. They will eat them off of the table. I used to pick them up from the floor as a kid and eat them. Don’t judge.

 

 Do you like the cake stand? See how to make it here.

 

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I absolutely love the cake bits. They are just enough to get your cake fill without going overboard.

 

If you want smaller marshmallows, cut them into smaller cubes.

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These have to be the most fun marshmallows you have ever seen, no?

 

Excuse me. I need to go have my fifth drink. And to vacuum sprinkles from the carpet before my dog eats them. I just started a sentence with, “and.”

 

 

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11 Responses to Birthday Funfetti Cake Batter Marshmallows. Regular Marshmallows Are So 2008.

  1. Erica says:

    “Sprinkles are the herpes of baking” <– that just made my day!

  2. Leah says:

    Agree with Erica, that herpes comment just made my boring afternoon in the office much more tolerable.

    You have some patience to try this so many times, they look flippin lovely though. I don’t think it ever would’ve occurred to me to combine these 2 but it’s a match made in heaven.

  3. so fun, I am addicted to sprinkles, even have them in jars lining my wall, so pretty. And home made marshmallows are my favorite, I so have to try it with cake now!

  4. Haha, LOVE the herp… I mean sprinkle.. covered cake stand! Fab/hillarious post as always.

  5. Marie says:

    I’m not a huge fan of sprinkles either, but agree that they are in high demand. Kids love them! Love the marshmallows you made. So pretty!

  6. Wow your sprinkle collection puts my flavored salt collection to shame (I think I’m up to a whopping four). Though one is called unicorn salt, so I have that going for me. Beautiful work as always!

  7. Riley says:

    These look so fun! I thin I’ll try them out on my little cousin!

  8. Eftychia says:

    Delicious dessert!

  9. Debbi Hook says:

    As I sit sluggishly sipping my morning coffee, trolling through blogs – I find that this post made me laugh the hardest and I’m thinking the herpes pic should go viral… well, maybe just in the baking community. Made my morning. Found because sugarkissed.net posted your oh-so-cute cakestand on Facebook. So cute…but not as stinkin’ cute as your dog :-) Great blog…am happy to follow along now. Love your style.

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