Peppermint Cake Design Tutorial

Besides loving the flavor of peppermint, I love that swirled design peppermints have. They’re so colorful and fun looking. If you’re looking for a unique way to decorate your cakes this Christmas season, this Peppermint Cake Design is not only super easy, but will give any cake a pop of color!

All you need is a layered cake that is frosted and well chilled and your favorite red, pink, and clear sprinkles. The design is fully up to you!

What You’ll Need:

  • Fully frosted, well chilled layered cake of any size
  • Assorted sprinkles in reds, pinks, and whites
  • Prep bowls for sprinkles
  • Cardstock, cut into eight strips
  • Cookie sheet
  • Spoon
  • Toothpick

Cake

You can use any cake for this tutorial! It just needs to be a round layered cake that is fully frosted and well chilled. I made a 6 inch cake, but any size will work! Make sure you add a smooth layer on top of the cake before you start to add the sprinkles so they have something to stick to.

Some sprinkles will trickle down the sides of the cake and might get stuck in the frosting, so if you’re really worried about this, you can do a light crumb coat on the sides and fully frost the sides once the sprinkles are in place.

Sprinkles

Any sprinkles will work as long as they are red, pink, or white. I made sure to alternate colors and types of sprinkles for the best variety, but you can repeat types of sprinkles if you only have a few. If you do this, just make sure to put them across from one another so the same type isn’t too close together in the circle.

Cardstock

The best way to get those crisp, clean divided lines of sprinkles is to use small pieces of cardstock to create that border. Cardstock is great because its thick and sturdy so it stands up on its own when you gently place it into the chilled frosting on top of the cake. I chose to space the cardstock out so that the size of each section would vary in size slightly, but you can also make them evenly spaced out if you prefer.

Once you spoon sprinkles into each section, carefully lift each piece of cardstock up and use a toothpick to gently spread the sprinkles over to fill in each area where the cardstock was.

Next, use the toothpick to guide leftover sprinkles into the center so that the entire top of the cake is covered in sprinkles and there are no empty spots

Pop the cake in the fridge to chill until you’re ready to serve! Enjoy!

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Peppermint Cake Design Tutorial

Besides loving the flavor of peppermint, I love that swirled design peppermints have. They’re so colorful and fun looking. If you’re looking for a unique way to decorate your cakes this Christmas season, this Peppermint Cake Design is not only super easy, but will give any cake a pop of color!

  • Author: Marisa Guerra
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

  • Fully frosted, well chilled layered cake of any size
  • Assorted sprinkles in reds, pinks, and whites
  • Prep bowls for sprinkles
  • Cardstock, cut into eight strips
  • Cookie sheet
  • Spoon
  • Toothpick

Instructions

  1. Place fully frosted, well chilled layered cake onto a cookie sheet. You can also crumb coat the sides and fully frost them afterwards in case sprinkles get stuck on the side of the cake.
  2. Carefully place each piece of cardstock onto the cake so that they meet in the middle. I chose to space the cardstock out so that the size of each section would vary slightly, but you can also make them evenly spaced out if you prefer.
  3. Carefully spoon sprinkles into each section, letting any excess sprinkles trickle onto the baking sheet. Use a toothpick to spread the sprinkles out flat all the way into the center of that section where the spoon cannot reach.
  4. Repeat this process, alternating sprinkle color and/or type.
  5. Once you fill up each section, carefully lift each piece of cardstock up and use a toothpick to gently spread the sprinkles over to fill in each area where the cardstock was.
  6. Next, use the toothpick to guide leftover sprinkles into the center so that the entire top of the cake is covered in sprinkles and there are no empty spots.
  7. Chill until ready to serve.
  8. Enjoy!

 

Keywords: peppermint, cake, tutorial, christmas