My friend and go-to cake girl, Amy Parsons of Scrumdiddlyumptious Bakery, came up with this super-fun idea for her daughter’s birthday. Sprinkles in balloons, balloons on cake, pop the balloons = sprinkles on the cake! LOVE it! I was trying to explain this concept to my husband, who is the most practical person ever. Sense of whimsy? Um, no. So he says, “Why would you do that?” and the girls and I all turned on him at once and said, “BECAUSE IT’S FUN!”
Love this idea - pop the balloons and sprinkles fall down on your cake by The Party TeacherHere’s how you re-create Amy’s idea. (She didn’t get great photos at the party, so she’s kindly let me shoot a tutorial of her idea. Full credit to Scrumdiddlyumptious Bakery!)


  • Sprinkles
  • Dowels
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Balloons


You don’t have to paint your dowels, but I thought it would be fun to coordinate them with the balloons. So give the dowels a quick coat of acrylic paint and let dry. Don’t paint the entire dowel, because the paint is not food safe.

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Spoon sprinkles into your balloons. I used about 1 tablespoon of sprinkles per balloon.

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Then, blow up the balloons. Tie them off and then tie them to the dowels.

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Insert the dowels into the cake at different levels. Keep them toward the center of the cake.

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When you go to pop your balloons, hold the balloon over the cake and pop at the bottom of the balloon. Let the sprinkles fall where they may! (And they will go everywhere.)

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DFP Balloon Sprinkle Cake-14So. Much. Fun.

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