Dancing with the Stars Mirror Ball Cake

Dancing with the Stars Mirror Ball Cake

Recipes
Dancing with the Stars Mirror Ball Cake

Whisk a waltz while whisking up this white cake recipe to celebrate a dessert winner with this Dancing with the Stars Mirror Ball Trophy cake.

Makes one 6-inch sphere cake

Things you’ll need

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt
  • 3 egg whites
  • ¾ cup oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 ½ cups whole milk

Equipment

  • Sphere cake pan
  • Baking spray
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Small cake board
  • Offset spatula
  • Small fondant rolling pin
  • Small square cookie cutter
  • Alphabet cookie cutters
  • White fondant
  • Small, flat paintbrushes
  • Silver color mist
  • Edible disco dust
  • Edible gold dust
  • Almond extract
  • Grey buttercream frosting in a decorating bag fitted with a #1A tip
  • Royal icing in a decorating bag fitted with a #1 tip

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF. Grease and flour a sphere cake pan and place on baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together flours, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together egg whites, oil, vanilla and almond extracts and whole milk until well combined.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until well incorporated.
  5. Pour the batter into the ball cake and tap the pan gently on the counter to remove any air bubbles.
  6. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  7. Remove cake from pan and cool completely. Level the tops of each half.

Time to decorate!

  1. Use a small knife to level the round bottom of one half. Place this half on a cake board and top with grey frosting.
  2. Gently press the other half of the cake down onto the frosted half to make a sphere.
  3. Frost the entire cake with grey frosting. Refrigerate while preparing decorations.
  4. Roll out white fondant about ¼ inch thick and then spray with silver color mist. Sprinkle with edible disco dust and then cut out small squares (PICTURE at 7:59).
  5. Roll out white fondant about ¼ inch thick then cut out letters. Mix a few drops of almond extract into edible gold dust and then brush it onto each letter (PICTURE at 9:12).
  6. Arrange squares onto cake to look like a disco ball (PICTURE at 9:05).
  7. Use royal icing to attach letters onto disco ball (PICTURE at 9:33).
  8. TaDa! Dancing with the Stars never tasted so delicious!

Rosanna Pansino, Lindsey Stirling, Mark Ballas make a Dancing with the Stars Mirror Ball Cake

Dancing with the Stars Mirror Ball Cake

Dancing with the Stars Mirror Ball Cake

The Mirrorball Trophy is awarded to the winning couple at the end of each competition on Dancing with the Stars.