Mini Ombre Sprinkle Cakes, super cute and perfect for Valentine’s Day!
You guys, are these not the cutest little cakes ever?! I made them as easy as possible with boxed cake mix! I have to be honest, these are pretty time consuming but so worth it!
Just look at that!
So adorable, right?! Or maybe I’m just a little biased, who knows, lol.
Like I said before, these are kind of tedious but they really aren’t very hard at all. So, if you want to make an extra special little treat for your Valentine, keep on reading my friends!
To get the different ombre layers, I actually used only two cake mixes. One red velvet… duh and one basic white cake! I cooked them off in a whoopie pie tin to make the different layers… I know I’m so smart like that, lol!
Sorry, I am just a touch excited to share these cuties with you today! I picked up the whoopie tin at my local craft store. I actually saw this tin first and then came up with this recipe! I get such inspiration for just browsing sometimes. 🙂
Mini Ombre Sprinkle Cakes
- 1 box white cake mix plus:
- -1 Cup water
- - 3 egg whites
- - ¼ Cup vegetable oil
- 1 box red velvet cake mix plus:
- -3 eggs
- -1 Cup water
- - ⅓ Cup vegetable oil
- 3 x recipe your favorite buttercream frosting (I used this one from my Surprise Inside Heart Cupcakes)
- Lots and lots of sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make cake mixes as described on the back of the boxes.
- Spray whoppie pie tin with baking spray. Fill whoppie pie tin ⅔ full with the white cake mix. Cook 8-10 minutes until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Place on wired rack for 5 minutes to cool. Pop out cakes and let cool completely.
- Repeat with the red velvet cake mix.
- Next, there will be leftover batter from both cake mixes. Place a little of the red velvet mix into the remaining white cake mix and mix to form a pink cake. You can make this are pale or as dark as desired. I went for a medium pink so the ombre would look more gradual. Fill whoopie pie tin again and bake as previous cakes and let cook.
- When cakes are cooling make the frosting, then when cool layer them with the frosting. I liked the red on the bottom, but that's totally up to you. Let then set in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Then, frost them like a regular cake. Taking your sprinkles, very carefully push the sprinkles into the cakes using your hands. This part is tricky, be patient.
- Serve and enjoy!
This is the easy part, now for the harder/tedious parts:
Yes, frosting a mini cake is harder than a big regular cake. You’ve been warned!
Ahh, so pretty but if you are like me you now have sprinkles over every inch of your kitchen! LOL, so sorry I don’t know an easier way of applying the sprinkles. If you have any tips, leave them in the comments below!
But, you are left with these most impressive little cakes….
So, what do you think? Ready to tackle these cuties?!
Another tip, these don’t only have to be for Valentine’s Day! You can make them any color you want!
For more Valentine’s Day desserts (and a touch less time consuming) check out these others below: