COTTON CANDY CAKE by GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL - Gluten-Free - How I Created It

The Most Scrumptious Gluten-Free Cotton Candy Cake & How I Created It

Sharing is caring!

This post may contain affiliate links. I receive a commission from items purchased through these links with no additional cost to you.    

This morning I would love to share with you about my experience with the Wilton Easy Layers cake set and how I made my gluten-free cotton candy cake. I blogged about this cake pan set on a recent Friday Faves post and I ended up ordering myself one and I am so happy that I did. I ended up creating the best cake I have ever made in my life yesterday! I am truly proud of it and I was happy to serve it to my mother, who came over for a t-bone steak dinner. The cake that I made was the most perfect dessert to serve to her and she fell in love with it. And of course, my daughter, Chloe, was absolutely in love with this cake. She assisted me in making it and it is always a joy to work alongside her in the Give It A Whirl Girl Kitchen.


Cotton Candy Cake by Give It A Whirl Girl

Cotton Candy Cake by Give It A Whirl Girl

Cotton Candy Cake

Me in the Give It A Whirl Girl Kitchen

Me in the Give It A Whirl Girl Kitchen

Here is how I made my gluten-free Cotton Candy Cake

Here is how I used Wilton Easy Layers Cake Pan Set

The Wilton Easy Layers contains 5 pans that are 6 inches in diameter. They are pretty shallow pans. They have a non-stick coating but I still sprayed mine with a bit of coconut oil just in case I had a problem with my cake sticking. The pans will fill up one standard size serving of cake batter. These cake pans will also all, conveniently, fit inside the oven at the same time due to their small size.

Wilton Easy Layers cake pan set

Wilton Easy Layers cake pan set

Wilton Easy Layer cake pan set

Wilton Easy Layer cake pan set


Most of the ingredients I used in the Cotton Candy Cake - Give It A Whirl Girl

Most of the ingredients I used

Pamela’s Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake Mix

The cake itself was made with a gluten-free mix by Pamela’s. I used Pamela’s Vanilla Cake Mix. I have used this mix once before for cupcakes and I was very satisfied with the taste and texture. What I also love about the gluten-free mix is that it is non-GMO, uses no artificial colors or flavors, no preservatives, and no high fructose corn syrup.


Lorann’s Cotton Candy flavor oil

I achieved the cotton candy flavoring using a bottle of Lorann’s Cotton Candy Flavoring Oil. This was my first time using a flavoring oil of this kind and I heard that a little bit can go a long way but I ended up having to use about half of the bottle to get the flavor I was going for. I really enjoyed the flavor of this, though it was not exactly like cotton candy. I will have to explore other flavor oils and extracts from this brand because I am just not a plain vanilla person.

Lorann Cotton Candy Flavor Oil

Lorann Cotton Candy Flavor Oil


How I created the frosting for this cotton candy cake

For the frosting, I decided to go with a homemade buttercream. I had a fridge full of different kinds of butter from Chef Shamy so I gave the Honey Butter Vanilla Bean a whirl. Chef Shamy serves up a high-quality butter with no weird ingredients… just pure butter. It is also gluten-free. This particular vanilla flavor produced the most glorious buttercream I have ever whipped up. I used Simple Truth Organic Powdered Sugar with the butter and a few splashes of almond milk. The flavor of this buttercream was out of this world. If I had to give myself a grade it would be an A+. It really was that great!

Chef Shamy Honey Butter Vanilla Bean

Chef Shamy Honey Butter Vanilla Bean


Coloring the cotton candy cake

Now let’s get on with the color. Yes, this time around I was naughty and used artificial colors… GASP! It’s true that I did. I’m not proud but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do and YOLO! I used Betty Crocker’s Neon Gel Food Colors for the pink and the purple. Gel food coloring is some pretty potent and powerful stuff. They really do produce gorgeous coloring on your creations. I don’t know why but for the neon pack they do not include the color blue, so for that, I used a Kroger brand neon blue. I am so pleased with how the colors turned out!

Cotton Candy Cake by Give It A Whirl Girl

Cotton Candy Cake

Cotton Candy Cake by Give It A Whirl Girl

Cotton Candy Cake

A ton of candy to top it all off!

And for that gorgeous candy that is all over the cake? I created my own mix of sprinkles with several different brands. The sprinkles with the big bits are pieces of candy that were from Celebrations By Frey. My local Kroger store sells them but I can not locate them on Amazon. The bottle of sprinkles is titled MixLicious.

Cotton Candy Cake by Give It A Whirl Girl

Cotton Candy Cake

Cotton Candy Cake by Give It A Whirl Girl

Cotton Candy Cake


Final thoughts on this gluten-free cotton candy cake

I am super duper pleased as pie (or should I say “cake”) with how this cake turned out and I was proud to serve it to my family. It really did taste as good as it looks. I am not a professional baker so I am aware that the cake is a little sloppy but I am always working towards bettering myself as a chef and as a baker.

This cake was so incredibly fun to make with my daughter and I could do this every single day if I had the funds (and if I wanted to be on 600lb Life). I am going to definitely be working on more cakes in the future and I might even get brave and give fondant a try. I love the way fondant cakes look. They are edible art! The beautiful cakes that I see on Instagram and on food blogs are so inspiring.

Cotton Candy Cake by Give It A Whirl Girl

Slice of Cotton Candy Cake

Cotton Candy Cake by Give It A Whirl Girl

Slice of Cotton Candy Cake

Cotton Candy Cake by Give It A Whirl Girl

Slice of Cotton Candy Cake

Cotton Candy Cake by Give It A Whirl Girl

Cotton Candy Cake

Cotton Candy Cake by Give It A Whirl Girl

Cotton Candy Cake

Cotton Candy Cake by Give It A Whirl Girl

Cotton Candy Cake

Slice of gluten-free Cotton Candy Cake by Give It A Whirl Girl

Slice of gluten-free Cotton Candy Cake

So tell me… what is your favorite flavor of cake? Leave me a comment and let me know. Would love to hear from my readers. Comments always brighten up my day.

 

Did you enjoy this post? You might like these:

BUBBLEGUM CAKE w/ Pamela's Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake Mix by Give It A Whirl Girl

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS POST

 

Cactus Pear Nice Cream RECIPE with Pomegranate and Enjoy Life Foods Protein Bites

CLICK THE IMAGE TO LEARN MORE


Find out more about the brands I used to create this cotton candy cake!

 

Visit DylansCandyBar.com
Cookie Dough from Baked Cookies and Dough!
40offdeluxe-728x90

pinit fg en rect red 28 - The Most Scrumptious Gluten-Free Cotton Candy Cake & How I Created It

Sharing is caring!

Leave a Reply

11 thoughts on “The Most Scrumptious Gluten-Free Cotton Candy Cake & How I Created It

  1. Pingback: Friday Faves – The Baking Edition Part 2 – Give It A Whirl Girl

  2. Pingback: Bubblegum Bubblegum! This Is My Gluten-Free Let’s Get The Party Started Cake! – Give It A Whirl Girl

  3. Pingback: The Woohoo “I Made Marshmallows” Cake – Gluten-Free – Give It A Whirl Girl

  4. Pingback: Tried It Out Tuesday With Pamela’s Products Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie Mix – Give It A Whirl Girl

  5. Pingback: Yasso Party Animal Frozen Yogurt (FroYo) Product REVIEW

  6. Pingback: 10 Questions & Answers With Give It A Whirl Girl | Kimmy Ripley - Food Blogger

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.