Fairy Bread Party Cake

Celebrate any happy occasion with this super-cute cake. Traditional fairy bread is made using sliced bread, butter, and sprinkles, and this cake celebrates the treat in an even sweeter way!

Fairy Bread Party Cake

With all the confetti-themed party supplies floating around the house, I couldn’t resist making a fun celebration cake. This one stems from my love of fairy bread. It’s easily made with an 8×8 square cake pan and a serrated knife. I used some brown fondant strips around the edges to give it an authentic-looking bread “crust”, but honestly, the cake was pretty cute without the fondant!

Fairy Bread Party Cake

Before I get to the fairy bread party cake (which may be my favorite sprinkle cake, ever!) I have to tell you about these neat icing transfers. They meld right onto buttercream icing and make cupcakes look adorable. It’s seriously the easiest cupcake decorating I’ve ever done! The ones pictured are no longer available, but there are so many options to choose from these days! Just check out these rainbow leopard print toppers – in love!

Fairy Bread Party Cake

This cake is so easy to assemble. You’ll simply trim a small sheet cake into a bread slice shape, frost with buttercream, and cover with sprinkles. 

Fairy Bread Party Cake
Candles are a must!
Fairy Bread Party Cake
Dancing ballerinas and sprinkled cupcakes are party-perfect!  
Fairy Bread Party Cake

The recipe description is “white velvet” but the southern girl in me hesitates to call it such. In my experience, a true velvet cake should be made with buttermilk and have vinegar and baking soda leaven. I’m often surprised at what people will call a velvet cake, but I’m never one to turn down a piece – however it’s been remixed!

Fairy Bread Celebration Cake

Heather Baird
This cute cake looks like a giant piece of fairy bread, which is a buttered piece of bread with sprinkles on top. The treat is famous in Australia and New Zealand.
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10

Ingredients
 
 

Cake

  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Frosting/ toppings

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • 2/3 cup rainbow sprinkles jimmies
  • 2 tablespoons rainbow nonpareils
  • 5 oz. milk chocolate fondant

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F/175C.
  • Grease and flour an 8×8 baking pan, or spray it with a flour based baking spray (recommended).
  • Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Add butter and milk; mix on low speed with an electric hand mixer. Add vanilla and raise speed to medium, beat for 2 minutes.
  • Reduce speed to medium low and gradually add the egg whites in two additions. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Scrape batter into the prepared pan and smooth the surface with a rubber spatula.
  • Bake the cake for 35-45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick tester comes out clean. Let cake cool in the pan before turning it out onto a wire rack to cool completely. When cake is cool, place on a cake board or serving platter. Designate the top of the cake and round those two corners using a serrated knife. Carve away cake pieces a little at a time until a bread slice shape is achieved (see pictures).
  • For the frosting, combine the butter and confectioners’ sugar in a large bowl. Beat on medium speed until combined. If frosting is stiff, add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until a spreadable consistency is achieved. Beat at high speed for 2 minutes until fluffy. Spread frosting onto the surface of the cooled cake; leave a 1-inch unfrosted border around the top edge of the cake. Pour sprinkles and nonpareils onto the frosting. Use a pastry brush to sweep away any stray sprinkles or crumbs from around the cake.
  • Knead the fondant until pliable. Roughly shape it into a rope between your palms, then roll it out flat with a rolling pin. Cut one 16-inch long x 1 1/2-inch wide strip. Re-roll scraps and cut another strip of the same size. Frost the sides of the cake with some of the remaining frosting (you will have leftover frosting) Apply fondant strips to the sides of the cake. Trim away excess with a small plain-edge knife. Store cake loosely covered in plastic wrap.

Notes

Adapted from Roses’ Heavenly Cakes; Sprinkle Bakes frosting and design
Keyword american buttercream, fairy bread, rainbow sprinkles
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Amy
Amy
7 years ago

Love the cake and cupcakes! So cute!

CARMENHUNGRY
CARMENHUNGRY
7 years ago

Seems super simple to make but cute end result! 😀

Wandering Star
Wandering Star
7 years ago

I definitely need those jam labels and gingham cloths! I'm doing a homemade Christmas this year with jar recipes and preserves I've made. 🙂

Unknown
Unknown
7 years ago

The Jingle All The Way set is perfect for my Christmas party! How cute ar the reinddeer cups Dawn Goldson Smith

Shelby
Shelby
7 years ago

I have those same decals in my drawer and I love them – so easy! If I won anything from the contest I'd definitely snag a set of the mini pedestals to make up for the ones I left behind in my home state 🙂

Rosa's Yummy Yums
Rosa's Yummy Yums
7 years ago

Oh, I love it! That is such a great idea.

Cheers,

Rosa

Ελπίδα - two boys and hope
Ελπίδα - two boys and hope
7 years ago

partywear!!

ThisBakerGirlBlogs
ThisBakerGirlBlogs
7 years ago

So pretty! Looks delicious 🙂

Agnieszka
Agnieszka
7 years ago

I would love to get one of this Tis the Season Cake Boxes – just in time to give our cupcakes for xmas! 🙂

Alex, Speaking Denglish
Alex, Speaking Denglish
7 years ago

I love the striped ice cream cups!

Unknown
Unknown
7 years ago

I am in love with fairy bread, I am true blue Aussie so this has a special place in my heart. So cute and you cake look just like bread!

Lynn
Lynn
7 years ago

Definitely the wooden train candle holders (which I see on top of a Christmas cake!) and Santa and reindeer topper! Lovin' the retro Christmas tree toppers too! So many fun items:@)

Jamin-a
Jamin-a
7 years ago

I love rainbows, so if I won I'd choose rainbow sugar decorations, rainbow straws, rainbow cupcake liners, rainbow anything! 😀

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
7 years ago

SPRINKLES!! haha, I would buy cute little wooden ice cream spoons if I won!

Monica
Monica
7 years ago

I love buying packaging material so I'd go for the boxes and bags!

Neria M
Neria M
7 years ago

I would buy one of those gorgeous cake stands……love the colors!! And a few of those Paper Eskimo Baking cups too.

Manja
Manja
7 years ago

They have so much cute stuff! I am really loving the Popcorn Bags, the Woodland Animals Sugar Decorations and the Mini Pedestals for cupcakes! 🙂

Jasmine1485
Jasmine1485
7 years ago

I'd grab a few Glass Jars with Red Lids 🙂 I'm logged into RC as Katherine Ryan

Katie
Katie
7 years ago

This cake is so adorable! I am a mad fan of fairy bread and cake, this is a winning combination!

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago

The cupckaes is so cute! Didi Radeva email;didonibon@abv.bg

primarycookies
primarycookies
7 years ago

This cake looks adorable, such a fun idea, and a nice alternative to one of my all-time favorites, funfetti! Also, super giveaway! My first purchase would be some mini cupcake liners, since everything is cuter in miniature!

Amanda
Amanda
7 years ago

I do love paper straws… but I'd also look into getting some of the fabric Striped Tape, and the freshly baked treat kit, Gah the mini pedestals are great too!

Haley
Haley
7 years ago

Love the sprinkles!

Unknown
Unknown
7 years ago

I love the decals! I've never tried anything like that but would love to give it a go!

Allison C
Allison C
7 years ago

I would get some divine twine!

Vee
Vee
7 years ago

I would totally stock up on cupcake liners and maybe a few candles.

Jacqui
Jacqui
7 years ago

i would get the jingle all the way cupcake kit – so cute and perfect for the upcoming holidays!

Rebecca M.
Rebecca M.
7 years ago

These look so cute! I'll have to find a reason to make it soon!

Unknown
Unknown
7 years ago

This looks super delicious! I'm not a really big fan of fairy bread but this looks really good. 🙂 I love your creations!
Greetings, Elina
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Unknown
Unknown
7 years ago

I forgot to mention that in my prior comment but I'd definitely get Teacup Cupcake Molds

Unknown
Unknown
7 years ago

To cute!

The Bearfoot Baker
The Bearfoot Baker
7 years ago

I would buy a little of this and a lot of that! Everything looks beautiful!

Unknown
Unknown
7 years ago

Sprinkles!

Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate
Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate
7 years ago

Isn't this cute? Holy sprinkles!

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago

I actually like their iphone cases! and all of the unique gifts, so retro and cute!

Leighton
Leighton
7 years ago

So cute and such a clever idea!

Unknown
Unknown
7 years ago

Those are gorgeous and the cake looks so simple to make. The transfers are cute. I have never used them before, but wouldn't they mess up the icing? I would think it would be hard to keep the icing smooth while putting on the transfer. Either way, I will have to try it!

Unknown
Unknown
7 years ago

Those are gorgeous and the cake looks so simple to make. The transfers are cute. I have never used them before, but wouldn't they mess up the icing? I would think it would be hard to keep the icing smooth while putting on the transfer. Either way, I will have to try it!

Unknown
Unknown
7 years ago

Those are gorgeous and look so simple to make! I love the transfers. I have never used them before, but I would think that it would be hard to keep your icing smooth as you put it on. Either way, I will have to try it!

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago

I love to order different of the beautiful Cupcake Liners, manymany Sprinkles and the colourful straws for the next Cocktail Party! Ces

Cecília Almeida
Cecília Almeida
7 years ago

I need sprinkles and cupcake boxes for Christmas!

Petya
Petya
7 years ago

I love the Chritmas tree toppers and the pixie toppers, so cute. All of the Christmas kits look so good.

Sarah
Sarah
7 years ago

I would buy cute sprinkles!

Unknown
Unknown
7 years ago

Such a cute idea! Too many things to choose from, but I love the little petite treat stands…adorable and awesome for photos or displays

Helena Mouta
Helena Mouta
7 years ago

I'd definitely love to buy some cupcake supplies for the Holidays. Their liners are so cute!

Amy
Amy
7 years ago

Omigosh, I'm sort of in love with everything at Hey Yo Yo! I think the first thing I'd buy is the surprise balls.

Ace @ the toasted sprinkle
Ace @ the toasted sprinkle
7 years ago

Oh I adore Hey Yo Yo! Also Rose's "White Velvet" cake is amazing. I stumbled across it a few years ago when recipe testing for a wedding cake I was making. I really should just buy that book already..

Unknown
Unknown
7 years ago

Super cute, and looks rather simple to do! Those are the best cakes!

Unknown
Unknown
7 years ago

Love this! I have a thing about sprinkles and those transfers are awesome. I would pobably get those and favor bags.

Unknown
Unknown
7 years ago

I'd love some sprinkles and cupcake liners!