I have had a box of girly coloured sprinkles sitting in my pantry for almost a few years now. Initially bought to decorate a particular birthday cake for a friend, I overestimated how much I needed and so, have been stuck with it ever since.
Not one to be overzealous with cake decorations, I tossed around a few ideas on how to best utilize them and have finally used them up last weekend. Made a simple buttermilk cake and decorated it with a luscious buttercream icing, topped with a generous sprinkle of pinky sweetness.
1.5 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1.25 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla extract
1.5 cup icing sugar
1/4 cup sprinkles
1. Cream butter and caster sugar until mixture appears uniform and fluffy. Slowly incorporate eggs and vanilla extract.
2.Mix flour and baking powder together and fold into wet mixture.
3. Bake at 170C until cake is well done. Allow cake to cool
4. Cream butter and icing sugar together, add a few drops of lemon juice to loosen the mixture if needed. Add vanilla extract and mix well.
5. Spread icing evenly onto cooled cake and add sprinkles.