Cakewiches are basically a sandwich made of cake and frosting, quite possibly the best sandwich you will ever have! I made adorable little gingerbread boys and girls out of cake and sandwiched them together with creamy vanilla cream cheese frosting. They couldn't be more adorable and they are a great alternative to classic gingerbread man cookies. You can use red and green colored sprinkles, perfect for Christmas parties, or use rainbow sprinkles for a cute Winter treat.
This is what the pan I used looks like (they are available online, at baking supply stores, and in the baking aisle of arts and crafts stores this time of year).
You will need
- Recipe for gingerbread cake/cupcakes with cream cheese frosting (or boxed mix and canned frosting)
- Silicone Gingerbread Boy Pan
- Nonpareils, red and green or rainbow (tiny little ball sprinkles)
- Heart confetti sprinkles
- Primary sequin confetti sprinkles
Bake gingerbread cake in the silicone pan, creating little gingerbread kid mini cakes. Prepare cream cheese frosting according to directions. Sandwich a layer of frosting between two gingerbread kid cakes. Pour nonpareils over the frosting sandwiched between the two cakes.
Pipe the eyes, smile and buttons on with frosting, using a very small round decorating tip or toothpick, on the top of your cakewich. You can also try using a toothpick to dot on the details with melted white chocolate so the face doesn't smudge.
Use two heart sprinkles for the bow, with their tips touching. Use a round sequin sprinkle to connect the two heart tips with frosting by placing it on top in the center as shown below.