One of my favorite flourishes to use in cake decorating is sanding sugar. It’s more commonly used to sprinkle on cookies before they bake, but trust me when I say it’s an excellent addition to frosted cakes. Besides the extra sweetness, there’s something wonderful about that extra bit of texture and crunch between your teeth when you take a bite. I use it here to create colorful patchwork, and even though creating quilting on cake may sound daunting, I promise it’s a snap!
I used multicolor sanding sugar for some of the patchwork in this cake, but I think pastel pink and baby blue sanding sugars could be used to make an adorable baby blanket cake for showers.
To get started you’ll need to gather the cake mix ingredients and mix them all together.