Starry Night Pound Cake Bites

As a baker, crafter, and creative brain, I have a tendency to collect more than I need. I wouldn’t go so far as to say I was a HOARDER (though my husband may disagree with me!), but I certainly do have a lot of…stuff. And one thing I find myself collecting, for some absurd reason, is sprinkles.

Do I use a ton of sprinkles? No. Not even a little bit. But if I’m walking through Target or Michaels and there are some cute bunny-shaped sprinkles on sale, how do I say no?

So the other day as I was going through my strange sprinkle collection, I came upon this assortment of Easter sprinkles that I used for a project a while back. I only had a few of each kind, so to save space, I just dumped them all together to create one epic sprinkle mix…and then I got an idea.

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All the textures and colors blended together so perfectly and looked like a lovely starry night sky…so I decided to put this new sprinkle mix to use!

These little bites were literally the result of me going through my cabinets and fridge to find a way to use my new sprinkle assortment. I used a light blue Candy Melts candy to help create the illusion of a night sky, and I just love how these little bites turned out!

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For the cake, I used a Sarah Lee pound cake from my freezer, but you could really use whatever cake you’d like. However, keep in mind that a pound cake is sturdy and heavy, which stands up well to the weight of the candy and sprinkles.

Literally great for any occasion (as long as you have sprinkles for it!), these little Wish Upon a Star Pound Cake Bites were a super fun, fast, and budget friendly project! Best of all, now I have a little more space in my decoration box for more sprinkles!

 

Wish Upon a Star Pound Cake Bites

Ingredients:

  • Your favorite pound cake recipe (you can also use a frozen pound cake if you’d like)
  • Small round biscuit cutter (mine was about 1 in.)
  • Assorted sprinkles
  • One bag Blue Candy Melts candy
  • Disposable decorating bag or Ziploc bag
  • Large yellow star sprinkles

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Directions:

  1. Prepare your pound cake recipe. Bake and cool cake following recipe instructions.
  2. Slice your pound cake into 1 in. slices.
  3. Using your cutter, cut out as many round shapes as you can from each slice.  Using the Sarah Lee cake, I got 2 circles from each slice.
  4. Dump assorted sprinkles on a parchment-lined baking sheet (make sure your sheet has a rim so sprinkles don’t go everywhere!). Set aside.
  5. Melt your candy in a bowl following package instructions.
  6. Transfer melted candy to decorating bag and pipe candy on top of your pound cake pieces. Carefully dip candy side into sprinkle assortment.  Don’t push too hard because then the melted candy will ooze off your cake bite.  Just a light dip into the sprinkle mixture will work.  Transfer to cooling rack.
  7. Once all your cake bites are dipped, use the leftover melted candy to pipe small dot on top of each cake bite. Place large yellow star on top of dot.
  8. Place bites in freezer for 5 minutes to set candy.

Every Monday is a “Reci-bee” post, where I share my favorite recipes, recipe collections, and cooking and baking hints and tips. 

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