Five Things to Do With Cake Scraps
Cake Pops: Make a little extra frosting when you’re whipping it up for your cakes, you can easily make cake pops with your leftover scraps! Get the recipe here.
Rum Balls: Ditch the sticks from the cake pops and throw in a little liquor.
Cake Spackle: It happens to all of us. Your beautiful cake has stuck to the pan and now you’ve got a hole! A simple spackle repair will save the day.
Mix cake crumbs and frosting together (a 3:1 ratio of crumb to frosting is recommended) and refrigerate. Once the spackle is firm, but spreadable, pull it out and frost it over your hole. Crumb coat and frost as usual.
Jar Cakes: It's the hipster-thing to do! Take that extra cake and cube it—1/2 inch cubes work great for most sized jars, but feel free to adjust accordingly. Put the cubes into the jars, layer with frosting or whipped cream and fruit, and alternate until the jar is full. You can also do this on a larger scale in a large, glass bowl or trifle dish.
Topping: Crumble up your cake scraps and throw them on a baking sheet. Toast in a 385° preheated oven for roughly 10-20 minutes, or until your crumbs look nice and crispy. Store them in a resealable bag and toss them on your ice cream, your yogurts, your cobblers, or anything that needs a little extra sweet crunch.
Cake freezes well! Don’t want to use your scraps right away? Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap, date them, and save them for later. They should last several months in your freezer with no noticeable changes.