Monday, April 4, 2016

Fairy Bread Cake Sprinkles Collaboration

       I was really excited when my friend Hani of Haniela's fame, invited me to collaborate with her on a "sprinkles" post. We have collaborated in the past and it's always a fun time! 
As you can see, Haniela's made an outstanding Vans sprinkles shoe cake, and I'm in awe! 
Be sure to watch her video; it was amazing to see all the details she included in making her cake: 
I have been wanting to make a fairy bread cake for quite awhile, and this was the perfect opportunity! 
Have you heard of fairy bread? It's a popular, well-loved treat served at children's birthday parties in Australia. It consists of soft white bread spread with butter, and covered with lots of sprinkles! What's not to love?!? So simple too! 
By the way, sprinkles in Australia are called "hundreds and thousands" which I learned from a very reliable source, my Australian friend Linda, of Bubble and Sweet. :)
The fairy bread is usually cut into triangles, which I did with the fairy bread cookies (above, on ribboned plate), but wanted to keep the cake whole, to appreciate the slice of bread look. :) 
I bought a bread shaped cake mold which worked out very well, but I'm sure it would not be too difficult to sculpt the bread shape from cake.
 Wouldn't this be a fun cake to serve at a birthday party?  I love it! I also think it would be perfect at a fairy themed party, or unicorn, or simply for any sprinkle-lover!

Fairy Bread Cake
(I used the pound cake recipe from the back of the Cakewich cake mold box) It made two "bread slices", though I only used one. I am sure two 8-inch square cake pans should work for this recipe.
Cake Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
6 large egg whites
3/4 cup milk
Frosting (recipe below)
1. Cream butter in mixer until creamy.
2. Gradually add the powdered sugar until combined.
3. Add vanilla and milk until combined, smooth and creamy.
4. Add a drop of  yellow food coloring if you want the frosting to have more of a butter tint for the fairy bread cake (optional).

1. Set rack at the middle level and preheat oven to 315 degrees
2. Grease and flour the cake pan.
3. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl, mixing well with a whisk.
4. Whisk together the egg whites and milk by hand in a medium mixing bowl until just combined.
5. In a heavy-duty mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add vanilla and beat vigorously.
6. Reduce speed to low and add one-quarter of the flour, then one-third of the milk mixture, mixing until just combined, scraping down the bowl and beater after each addition. Repeat until all ingredients are just combined.
7. Scrape the bowl well with a large rubber spatula. Pour the batter into the (Cakewich) pan(s) and smooth the top.
8. Bake for about 60-70 minutes (may need to modify if using two 8-inch square pans), until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
9. Cool the cake in the pan on a cooling rack for one hour, then remove from pan to finish cooling right side up.

To assemble: 1. I used a serrated bread knife (very appropriate:)) to slice the cake in half horizontally. I used one half for the cake.
2. Spread the frosting liberally on top of the cake to represent butter.
3. Place sprinkles on top of the entire cake. Gently press them onto the frosting. 

Basic Buttercream Frosting:
1 cup salted butter, softened (I used salted to more represent "butter" on bread) 
3 1/2-4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons milk (or more to desired consistency)
1. Cream butter in mixer until creamy.
2. Gradually add the powdered sugar until combined.
3. Add vanilla and milk until combined, smooth and creamy.
4. Add a drop of  yellow food coloring if you want the frosting to have more of a butter tint for the fairy bread cake (optional).


Thanks Hani for the fun collaboration!

Don't forget to check out Hani's  Vans sprinkle shoe video!

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  1. I love this Sue and I need to get my hands on that cake pan. It's so fun. Thank you so much for doing yet another amazing collaboration with me. xo

    1. It really is a fun pan! Thanks so much, Hani! XO!

    2. Haniela, my favorite..

      I posted a lunk to a YouTuber who makes a really easy bread shape with a square cake pan. ♡ I hope this helps with a future baking project. ♡

      Also, Sue, I an really looking forward to trying this cake recipe. I am always looking for different cakes! ♡

    3. Thank you, Mariel! Happy baking!

  2. Oh my gosh! I thought those were real Vans. What a fun cake.

  3. now THAT'S a sandwich i wouldn't mind having for lunch every day, even if it meant just staring at it. heehee ;)

  4. looks great...

  5. I can't believe how much this looks like a slice a bread! It's so creative and like I told Hani, sprinkles is a great way to collaborate!

    1. Thank you, Kim! Yep, I don't think you can go wrong with sprinkles!

  6. How fabulously cute Sue, your fairy bread cake looks just as good as the original treat or maybe even better :)

    1. Thanks, Linda! You Aussies sure came up with a delightful treat! XO!

  7. What adorable treats! The Fairy Bread Cake looks like sooo much fun and those shoes! Y'all are awesome. :)

  8. Colorful cakes. You decorated beautifully. I will try to learn it

  9. My mouth is melting.
    This is a colorful and delicious treat.


  10. Yummy!!
    I want to eat this cake.
    Its very delicious cake
    Thanks for sharing ideas with us.