How I Created These Colorful, Super Duper MOIST Cake Balls With Instant Pudding Packets

This past weekend was Mother’s Day weekend and I wanted to do something special to celebrate it. My husband and I had some kid-free time and we came up with the grand idea of creating these Super Duper Moist Cake Balls together! Ok, I lied, it was actually ALL my idea and I just employed his help. Does that mean I can call him Give It A Whirl Boy since he helped me with one of my blog projects? Keep reading to find out how I added a secret ingredient to make these cake balls the moistest cake balls you ever did have.

 

Super Duper MOIST Cake Balls by Give It A Whirl Girl
Super Duper MOIST Cake Balls – pistachio and cheesecake flavor!

 

So many pretty colors on these Super Duper Moist Cake Balls!
So many pretty colors on these Super Duper Moist Cake Balls!

 

 

 

Here is how I created these Super Duper Moist Cake Balls

The secret ingredient is…

Want to know what my key ingredient is with any cake mix I ever use? Sugar-free instant pudding packets from Jell-O! Yup, and I use the whole entire packet. For these two batches of cake balls that I whipped up, I used one packet of sugar-free cheesecake pudding for the pink and blue balls, and for the green cake balls I had to use my favorite pudding mix, pistachio pudding (sugar-free as well). I always opt for any of the sugar-free pudding packets since I think it is unnecessary to add even more sugar to the cake, but you can feel free to use any pudding packet your heart desires.

Baking the cake

First things first! For these Super Duper Moist Cake Balls, you need to decide on a boxed cake mix to use. I went with Betty Crocker’s Super Moist Rainbow Chip mix. I created two batches of cake balls so I needed two boxes of cake mix. To add a much-loved moist cake ball you then need to choose a pudding mix. You will also need to choose a can of frosting that you would like to mix in to hold these balls together. I used Betty Crocker’s Rainbow Chip frosting.

Make sure you have some decent bakeware to use! I love my Circulon nonstick set.

PRO TIP!

The cake mix calls for 1/2 cup of oil. I used ghee (butter) instead and they came out marvelous!


I used a 9×13″ cake pan and baked the cake for 28 minutes. After the cake cools I then scrape the top and middle part away and pour the crumbled cake into a large mixing bowl. I do not use the bottom part of the baked cake because it has that baked texture to it. The top of the cake has plenty of that baked texture to it and that is plenty for cake balls. You will want to crumble all of the cake into the smallest pieces. You do not want large cake pieces in your mixing bowl.


Some of the key ingredients for my Super Duper Moist Cake Balls!
Some of the key ingredients for my Super Duper Moist Cake Balls

 

Here are the two cakes crumbled up and awaiting the frosting
Here are the two cakes crumbled up and awaiting the frosting

Frosting to hold them all together

The frosting is what you will be using to hold these balls together and to give them a big punch of sweetness for that sweet tooth of yours. Once you have all of the cake crumbles in the large mixing bowl, add 3/4 of the frosting to the bowl and mix it all up until well incorporated. I use a soft spatula to do this. You might need to use the entire can but I do not recommend it. This is going to take a bit of muscle to stir this all up so pull up your sleeves and get ready to mix, mix, mix!

After the cake and frosting is completely mixed you will want to make sure you have VERY CLEAN hands and you will want to take the mixture with your hands and form 1-inch cake balls

Chill them balls!

After you form those cake balls with the cake crumbles and frosting you will want to freeze the balls for a short period of time. 15 minutes is plenty! Just be sure that you do not freeze them for too long. You don’t want them completely frozen.

Wilton Bright Candy Melts

I wanna dip my balls in it!

Oh my goodness! Who here remembers this show The State? Truth be told, that while my hubby and I were working on these balls there were some humorous injections pertaining to balls jokes! Yeah yeah… I am 38 years old and still haven’t grown up! lol!

Anyway…

You will need to choose some candy melts to dip your balls in. I went with the Wilton Candy Melts. I was able to locate the new Brights colors and got bright pink, bright green, and bright blue.


 

Here is our work area for the Super Duper Moist Cakes Balls that we created
Here is our work area for the Super Duper Moist Cakes Balls that we created

 

Sprinkles galore!

Hello and welcome to the fun part of this post! Here is where we get a bit messy and have a bit of a sprinkle explosion. You can get creative here and use the sprinkles of your choice to decorate these Super Duper Moist Cake Balls! I had a wide variety of many different rainbow sprinkles on hand so my moist cake balls have a lot going on.

You might LOVE these rainbow sprinkles for the Sweet Tooth Fairy
You might LOVE these rainbow sprinkles for the Sweet Tooth Fairy

 

Wilton Rainbow Chip Crunch - Available at JoAnn's - This is one of my favorite sprinkles to use!
Wilton Rainbow Chip Crunch – Available at JoAnn’s – This is one of my favorite sprinkles to use!

Which Super Duper Moist Cake Ball will you try first? The cheesecake or pistachio?
Which Super Duper Moist Cake Ball will you try first? The cheesecake or pistachio?

 

 

Each and every Super Duper Moist Cake Ball is unique
Each and every Super Duper Moist Cake Ball is unique

 

Mmmm mmm MOIST cake balls! Nom Nom Nom!
Mmmm mmm MOIST cake balls! Nom Nom Nom!

Final thoughts

Boy! These Super Duper Moist Cake Balls sure were a labor of love and completely and totally worth all the time and effort put into making them. My family came over after Mother’s Day dinner and we played cards and ate cake balls! These moist cake balls were enjoyed by all, both children and adults. They are a joy to eat, that is for sure! How many will you eat? Always remember to save room for dessert!

 

Question & Answer Time!

Tell me what ingredients you will use to make a batch of cake balls.

 

 

Stunning array of our Super Duper Moist Cake Balls
Stunning array of our Super Duper Moist Cake Balls

 

Super Duper Moist Cake Balls ready for you!
Super Duper Moist Cake Balls ready for you! They sure are a labor of love!

 

One last photo of our Super Duper Moist Cake Balls
One last photo of our Super Duper Moist Cake Balls

 

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15 Unique Gifts For Ice Cream Lovers – Ultimate Ice Cream Gift Guide – I SCREAM YOU SCREAM… We All Scream For Ice Cream!!

Today I am sharing my Ice Cream Lovers Gift Guide with my lovely readers on this day of Friday Faves. Are you an ice cream addict? I sure am and especially this time of year with summer approaching. I honestly could eat ice cream or frozen yogurt every single day, I love it that much! This Ice Cream Lovers Gift Guide is chock full of all the ice cream goodies that your heart (and tummy) desires! I have included ice cream dishes, spoons, ice cream makers, candy sprinkles and more! Keep reading my ice cream gift guide and tell me what products you will be giving a whirl!

 


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Ice Cream Kitchen Items

No ice cream lovers gift guide would be complete without the basics. I have included some ice cream dishes, ice cream spoons, ice cream makers and more! In the comment section feel free to let me know what ice cream items you will be adding to your Amazon wishlist!

Greenco Vibrant Colors Ice Cream Dessert Bowls and Spoons

This set of ice-cream bowls from Greenco is the perfect dessert bowl set for your next frozen treat! This set of 12 also includes some super duper cute ice cream spoons!

Greenco Vibrant Colors Ice Cream Dessert Bowls and Spoons
Greenco Vibrant Colors Ice Cream Dessert Bowls and Spoons

Long Ice Cream Spoons

I have never seen a spoon that was more perfect than these for ice cream! This set of 4 ice cream spoons has a long handle and also includes an ice cream sundae resin decoration at the top of the handle. Each one has a different look and appearance.

Long Ice-Cream Spoons from B&S FEEL
Long Ice Cream Spoons from B&S FEEL


Kate Aspen Ice Cream Whisk

Oh my goodness gracious! How darn cute is this ice cream whisk from Kate Aspen!?!? Totes adorbs, am I right??? (insert a lol here for me being so cheesy and so corny)

Now, this right here is one of those items that you really don’t need but you love it so much you just can’t pass it up! This Kate Aspen whisk would be my go-to whisk if I had the pleasure of owning it!

 

Kate Aspen Ice-Cream Whisk
Kate Aspen Ice Cream Whisk


My Ice Cream Spoon (by Boston Creative Company)

I love love love this My Ice Cream Spoon and this definitely earned a spot on my wishlist!

I am quite certain that I need a dedicated ice cream spoon in my life! Do you need one of these too?

My Ice Cream Spoon (Boston Creative Company)
My Ice Cream Spoon


Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt & Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker

Have you ever wanted to create your very own batch of ice cream or frozen yogurt? The Cuisinart ice cream maker will bring on the smiles this summer when you have that ice cream craving. The Cuisinart ICE-21PK is also capable of creating frozen yogurt or sorbet. What flavor of ice cream, frozen yogurt, or sorbet will you be enjoying?

Cuisinart ICE-21PK Frozen Yogurt & Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker, Pink
Cuisinart ICE-21PK Frozen Yogurt & Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker, Pink



Yonanas Soft Serve Maker – 987 Elite Powerful Quiet Healthy – Dessert Maker

Are you curious and interested in having a very unique dessert experience? Well here you go! This dessert maker from Yonanas is capable of whipping up a batch of soft-serve ice cream or nice-cream (vegan ice cream made with ripe bananas. The choice is yours and this Yonanas soft serve maker makes it possible to enjoy ice cream that is dairy-free. The Yonanas 987 soft serve maker is the most durable, strongest, and quietest dessert maker around.

Yonanas 987 Elite Powerful Quiet Healthy Dessert Fruit Soft Serve Maker
Yonanas 987 Elite Powerful Quiet Healthy Dessert Fruit Soft Serve Maker

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DASH Waffle Bowl Maker: The Waffle Maker Machine for Individual Waffle Bowl

The DASH Waffle Bowl Maker is a neat little small kitchen appliance that can take your next frozen sweet treat to a whole other level! It is not just for sweets though and that is what makes this appliance so cool! You can get creative with it and make so savory chicken and waffles! And guess what? You can also create taco bowls with the DASH Waffle Maker. It won’t break the bank either! This is an affordable appliance, and it also comes in two other colors: pink and red!

DASH Waffle Bowl Maker
DASH Waffle Bowl Maker


Top Your Next Frozen Treat With Ice Cream Toppings & Ice Cream Sauces

 

Let’s start off this ice cream lovers gift guide with some fun ice cream toppings and ice cream sauces! I don’t know about you but I sure do not enjoy eating boring or bland ice cream. I love to dress up my ice cream with sauces and toppings. Can’t just have a scoop or two… I need the real deal in ice cream sundae form!

 

Fat Toad Farm Petit Quartet Goat”s Milk Caramel Sauce Gift Set

These caramel ice cream sauces from Fat Toad Farm come in four flavors: Caramel Original, Caramel Salted Bourbon, Caramel Vanilla Bean, and Vermont Maple.

What makes these caramel sauces so unique is that they are created with goat’s milk!

 

Fat Toad Farms Ice-Cream Sauces
Fat Toad Farms Ice Cream Sauces

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Jordan’s Skinny Mixes & Jordan’s Skinny Syrups

These Jordan’s Skinny Mixes and Jodran’s Skinny Syrups are a must-try for your next sweet ice cream treat! Best part about these syrups is that they are guilt-free… ZERO SUGAR, ZERO CALORIES, and ZERO CARBS! You can use these syrups to top your ice cream, use them in a milkshake, or get creative and whip up some homemade ice cream!

With flavors like Mermaid (.tropical citrus, coconut, a little pineapple and a lot of magic)

and Unicorn, (A magical swirl of creamy frosting, tart blue raspberry and a hint of cotton candy)

How can you resist??

Jordan's Skinny Mixes / Syrups I tried! Unicorn, Banana Split, and Glazed Donut
Jordan’s Skinny Mixes / Syrups I tried! Unicorn, Banana Split, and Glazed Donut

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Jordan's Skinny Mixes - Ice Cream Collection - Birthday Cake syrup, Cookie Dough syrup, and Caramel Fudge Waffle Cone syrup
Jordan’s Skinny Mixes – Ice Cream Collection


Sanders Sundae Best Gift Box – 4 Ice Cream Toppings/Sauces

This is the ultimate ice cream toppings gift set from a brand I love… Sanders! This ice cream sauce gift set includes the following four flavors:

 

Sanders Ice-Cream Toppings/Sauces Gift Set
Sanders Ice Cream Toppings/Sauces Gift Set

Natural Candy Sprinkles From Wilton

Not a fan of weird dyes in your food? Try these naturally colored candy sprinkles from a brand I love and trust… Wilton! This is a 5 pack assortment of candy sprinkles and jimmies, all colored by nature! These are not just for ice cream sundaes either. Top your cake, brownies, and donuts with these.

Check out the other products available from Wilton HERE.

Wilton Naturally Flavored Assorted Sprinkles and Jimmies
Wilton Naturally Flavored Assorted Sprinkles and Jimmies


Sweetapolita Candy Sprinkles and Cookbook

I just had to add one more candy sprinkles topping to my ice-cream gift guide! Here I am featuring a brand that I absolutely love and am always impressed by… Sweetapolita! Just look at these stunning and eye-catching candy sprinkles! They truly are the greatest I have ever seen. Sweetapolita sprinkles are for the gourmet!

Sweetapolita Bright Skies Sprinkle Medley- Decorative Cake Cupcake Sprinkles
Bright Skies Sprinkle Medley
Sweetapolita Crunchy Rainbow Sprinkles
Crunchy Rainbow Sprinkles
Sweetapolita Sprinkles - Rainbow Classic Nonpareils
Rainbow Classic Nonpareils

 

The Sweetapolita Bakebook: 75 Fanciful Cakes, Cookies & More to Make & Decorate
The Sweetapolita Bakebook

Ice Cream Cookbooks

 

Jeni’s Ice Cream – Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream At Home

Curious about creating your own from-scratch ice cream at home? Check out these ice cream cookbooks from Jeni’s Ice Cream! This book is written by Jeni Britton Bauer and inside you will find some fascinating dessert recipes and ice cream recipes!

 

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home



Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream & Dessert Book

Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is a pure DELIGHT to eat and puts my mind into a state of BLISS!

I want this and I need this book of sweet treats in my life! Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream & Dessert Book is a bestselling book, and for good reason! This book is jam packed with frozen goodies to please your palate!

Here are just a few of the ice cream desserts that you can create with this book:

  • Rolo Cup Ice Cream
  • Kahlua Ice Cream
  • Banana Ice Cream (several mix-ins can be included with this too!!)
  • Blueberry Jam Sundae
  • Cantaloupe Ice Cream (say what??? CANTALOUPE~! Well, that would be a first for me and I am eager to give it a whirl someday!)
  • +++ MANY MANY MORE!
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream & Dessert Book
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream & Dessert Book

Astronaut Foods Freeze-Dried Fruit Variety Sampler

Last but certainly not least is this variety pack sampler of freeze-dried ice cream. This variety pack contains 5 fun flavors: strawberry, banana, peach, apple, and grape. These freeze-dried ice creams are ready to eat and do not require any freezing.

Astronaut Foods Freeze-Dried Fruit Variety Sampler
Astronaut Foods Freeze-Dried Fruit Variety Sampler

 


 

Question time! Tell me what your favorite item is from this ice cream lovers gift guide and then you need to fill me in and tell me what your favorite flavor of ice cream is!

 

I will tell you mine! I spent my entire childhood being obsessed with Superman ice cream followed by mint chocolate chip ice cream. Then one day I tried out cookie dough ice cream and my mind was blown! I believe that cookie dough ice cream will always be my top favorite!

For me, the combination of some vanilla ice cream with those little cookie dough pieces mixed in is pure bliss for me!

 


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The Woohoo “I Made Marshmallows” Cake – Homemade Marshmallows Cake (Gluten-Free)

I got a new apron yesterday and I needed a reason to put it on and wear it. I couldn’t just walk around the house doing nothing with my apron on right?? So I decided to delve into a recipe for paleo (gluten-free) marshmallows. I was going to make a marshmallow cake and I was going to make it gluten-free. I have never in my life made marshmallows so this fit in nicely with my Tried It Out Tuesday theme. I am on a roll today because I already did a post for that earlier today. So I decided to make these marshmallows but could not stop there. I WANTED TO WEAR MY APRON LONGER! So then I went into the pantry and got out my cake mix and decided I would crank out a cake too. Great idea and a good way to kill the time.

Gluten Free Marshmallow Cake
Gluten Free Marshmallow Cake

How I Created Homemade Marshmallows The Paleo Way!

Since I had no idea where to start with these gluten-free marshmallows that I wanted to construct it was time to bust out my best friend Google. I often like to go with the first thing that pops up and that was a recipe from Our Paleo Life. Seemed simple enough and lucky me, I had all of the ingredients on hand. I did not have a candy thermometer though so I tried my best just to use a regular cooking thermometer.

Great Lakes Gelatin

For the recipe, I had Great Lakes Unflavored Beef Gelatin in my pantry. That is some great stuff! You can make your own healthy gummy candies with it and reap the benefits of gelatin. I also had some honey on-hand and that was another main ingredient. I was nervous while making this because of the lack of a proper thermometer so I just had to use my brain. I am happy to say that after these set for a few hours in the fridge they turned out great. Quite a bit different from a regular marshmallow but definitely edible and good in a weird sort of way. I didn’t use a knife to cut these out and make them square. Silly me just used the top of a water bottle to cut out a simple circle shape. And they turned out looking like banana slices. Ooopsy!

Paleo marshmallows ready for the fridge and before candy sprinkles
Paleo marshmallows ready for the fridge and before candy sprinkles

Pamela’s Gluten-Free Cake Mix

I have been using Pamela’s Vanilla Cake Mix (gluten-free) quite a bit lately and I love the finished product with this mix. I did end up using about an extra 1/4 cup of coconut oil to give it a nice boost in moistness. Worked like a charm!

How I Used Wilton’s Checkerboard Cake Kit and Lorann Oil

This time around I decided to use my Wilton Checkerboard Cake Pan Set. You are supposed to use at least 2 bags of mix if you want the finished product on the box but I only had 1 mix and there are only two of us here. I used two cake pans and got 2 short layers. For the two layers I did one with just nonpareils candy sprinkles and the other one I dyed pink with my Wilton Icing Colors. I also added some Marshmallow Flavor Oil from Lorann Oils to give it a marshmallow flavor.

Cake batter divided evenly with pink and funfetti
Cake batter divided evenly with pink and funfetti

I had a lot going on in the kitchen and I was having a blast! Seriously, who needs therapy when you have baking? Baking takes me to another place and makes me forget about all of my troubles. Baking totally washes everything away that is bad in my life. It is so therapeutic!

The Icing On The Cake!

Oh gosh! I almost forgot to talk about the Swiss meringue buttercream that I created. I usually just do a standard buttercream but this time I used 5 egg whites in there and whipped it up really good in my stand mixer. Not as runny as the last time I made buttercream but still a little on the drippy side. Boohoo! Well, I am learning. Everything conveyed here on this blog is all about my journey to become a better cook and a better baker! I went with the color purple for the icing since I already did a pink cake and a teal blue cake. The buttercream turned out so divine and I owe it all to the magic that is known as Chef Shamy. You seriously all need to try the Vanilla Bean Butter from Chef Shamy in your buttercream recipe. It is a bit pricey but so worth it if you are going for a heavenly taste in your next cake!

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Are you all waiting to see the final product?

Gluten-Free Marshmallow Cake With Homemade Marshmallows
Gluten-Free Marshmallow Cake With Homemade Marshmallows
Gluten-Free Marshmallow Cake With Homemade Marshmallows
Gluten Free Marshmallow Cake
Gluten-Free Marshmallow Cake With Homemade Marshmallows
Gluten Free Marshmallow Cake
Gluten-Free Marshmallow Cake With Homemade Marshmallows
Gluten Free Marshmallow Cake
Gluten Free Marshmallow Cake
Gluten Free Marshmallow Cake

Overall, I am super satisfied with how this turned out! I am really nailing it on flavors! I need to work on my decorating technique big time. BIG TIME! I am bound and determined to get good at decorating my baked goods.

Have you ever made your own marshmallows? I found the whole process to be enjoyable and fun! Leave me a comment and let me know. I love to hear from my readers.

 

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

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.

 

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RECIPE – Devil’s Food Vegan & Gluten Free Donuts – To Die For Goodness

I have a confession to make. I am addicted to my donut pan! I picked one up last weekend at Mile’s Cake and Candy Supplies in Clinton Township and I am so glad that I did. It is so much fun to work in the kitchen with my daughter making these healthy-ish gluten-free baked donuts. I went with a 6-cavity donut pan from Wilton. Wilton is a trusted source when it comes to baking supplies so I felt very confident purchasing this pan for the Give It A Whirl Girl kitchen. I did not use this pan for the recipe below but it would be best going with this pan. I used a flexible heart-shaped silicone mold with the donuts in the recipe and they were difficult to remove from the mold. So trust me here, go with a Wilton pan. You will thank me later. The cooking times are the same for either pan.

Wilton 6-cavity donut pan

We went a little overboard decorating these devil’s food donuts. We gave these donuts a generous sprinkling from 3 different jars of rainbow sprinkles. Why? Because variety is the spice of life. Gotta have my sprinkles right?!! We did not eat these sugar skulls, they were just for decoration.

Instead of using an actual egg we created our own “eggs” with ground flaxseed. For these you place 4 tablespoons of flax in a coffee grinder and grind them up. When these 4 tablespoons of ground flax are married to a half-cup of water this results in an egg-like mixture. Just whisk away and wallahh… flax eggs! They are vegan and paleo friendly. You can also do the same with chia seeds. So if you are ever out of eggs just bust out your flax or your chia and make your own eggs!

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Devil’s Food Chocolate Vegan & Gluten Free Donuts
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Some of the ingredients I used and also a heart-shaped donut pan from FoodStirs

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour (I used Arrowhead Mills)
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder (I used Livfit)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Sprinkle Himalayan salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (I used Spectrum)
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup (I used Simple Truth)
  • 4 tablespoons flax seed (I used Arrowhead Mills)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegan dark chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil.
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Your flax “egg” will have an egg-like consistency after soaking in water a few minutes.

Recipe:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. While oven is heating up prepare your flax “eggs”. Place 4 tablespoons of flaxseed into a coffee grinder and grind them up. Place grounded up flax into a bowl and add 1/2 cup water. Whisk it up. Allow it to sit for a few minutes and it will get an egg-like texture.
  3. Work on dry ingredients first. Place coconut flour, cacao powder, baking soda, and salt into your stand mixer and mix until well combined.
  4. Now for the wet ingredients… add your flax “egg” mixture, coconut oil (1/3 cup), and maple syrup. Mix until well incorporated.
  5. Fill donut pan cavities up 2/3 of a way to the top of the mold. They will puff up while baking in the oven.
  6. Bake for 16-18 minutes at 350 degrees.
  7. Remove donuts from the oven and allow to cool.
  8. Prepare your chocolate glaze by placing 1/2 cups of chocolate chip and 1 tablespoon of coconut into a bowl. Microwave in 15-second increments. Continue stirring the chocolate and oil until completely melted.
  9. Dip your donut in the glaze. Allow it to see a few minutes for the glaze to set up.
  10. Eat and enjoy!
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Devil’s Food Chocolate Vegan & Gluten Free Donuts

Have you ever made your own homemade baked donuts? How do you enjoy yours? Do you think this is something you would like to try? Leave me a comment and let me know. I would love to hear from you!

If you are interested in creating your donuts you can pick them up at Amazon.

Wilton 6 Cavity Donut Pan

Wilton 6 Cavity Donut Pan 2 Pack
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This week’s Friday Faves will focus on items that will help you along your way with baking. I will include some baking essentials and also some other items that look worth splurging on! This will be part one of this list. There are a ton of other baking items out there that I have my eye on so I will do another baking essentials list in the near future.

I have recently fallen head-over-heels in love with baking. It is something that I am very passionate about. I know the appearance of my baked goods is not yet top notch like a professional’s work. My baking technique is something that I am determined to perfect so someday I can have some drool-worthy looking goodies. I will say this, though, the flavor is usually spot-on and I do nail that! Some will say that is all that matters but I also want my baked goods to look more visually appealing.

KitchenAid Mixer Professional 6 Quart in Guava Glaze

I already have a KitchenAid mixer on my countertop and it has a permanent home there. I have the smaller one with a black, glittery finish. I would consider a stand mixer an essential item for a person who is serious about baking. These mixers are heavy duty and designed to last a lifetime. How pretty is this pink (Guava Glaze) color? Love!

KitchenAid Hand Mixer in Green Apple

A hand mixer is another essential tool for the at home baker. These will help combine ingredients. This particular KitchenAid model comes in 5 speeds and is also available in a huge variety of colors. This Green Apple color just so happens to be my favorite.

 

Chefman Immersion Hand Blender in Lavender

This immersion hand blender comes in a variety colors. It has an ergonomic handle and can perform different blending techniques. These are a great kitchen gadget that can also help with other tasks in the kitchen and not just used for baking.

Circulon 10 Piece Bakeware Set

I own a set of Circulon bakeware in the chocolate color and I am totally impressed with the quality. Their line has a truly wonderful non-stick coating on it and I have never had any problems getting my items to come out of these pans. This set is wonderful for getting you started on your baking journey and I love that this set includes a cake pan with a cover.

Rainbow Whisk Set by Wired Whisk

Whisking will be a bore no more with this colorful rainbow whisk set! This set includes 3 whisks in various sizes so you will have a whisk to get every job done, big or small!

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