This Birthday Cake Batter Edible Play Dough smells good enough to eat! Fortunately, this recipe is made with all-food ingredients, so there’s no need to worry if your kiddo sneaks a taste. Keep reading to learn how to make edible play dough with frosting!
Birthday Cake Play Dough
We always keep cake mix and frosting on hand in case of a last-minute party. However, today we made a different kind of cake batter…
Cake batter play dough!!
This edible play dough recipe is an awesome boredom buster that’s easy to make and easy to clean up. Did I mention it smells ahhh-mazing?!
The best part is that this edible play dough recipe is non-toxic and totally taste-safe – which is perfect if you have small kids (like I do) who want to put everything in their mouth.
Make cake & ice cream! Try our 2-Ingredient Edible Strawberry Ice Cream Play Dough too!
Frosting Play Dough Ingredients
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Note: I didn’t use exact measurements for this recipe, so you can adjust to make as much or as little as you’d like. Simply keep a 3-to-1 ratio of cornstarch to frosting. A printable copy of this non-toxic play dough recipe is available at the end of the post.
How to Make Edible Play Dough with Frosting
Start by combining about a teaspoon of your cornstarch with water in a medium mixing bowl. Stir until cornstarch is fully dissolved in water.
Add your frosting to the bowl and stir a couple times.
Add the rest of your cornstarch little by little until the mixture clumps together to form a batter. As it thickens, it may be easier to mix with your hands to better incorporate the ingredients.
If the batter is still sticky, continue adding cornstarch a spoonful at a time until you have a soft, moldable ball of dough that does not stick to hands.
Now the fun part — add sprinkles, roll, and make your “cakes”!
Try this next…Unicorn Style!
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Can You Save Homemade Play Dough for Later?
Yes, you could save this play dough for another day, so long as it didn’t get super dirty while playing.
Scoop into a sealable container or zip-top bag and keep in the fridge. When you’re ready to play again, knead in the bag to warm it up and soften. You may want to add a splash of water to re-hydrate it if it seems crumbly.
If there are any signs of mold or it smells off, go ahead and throw it away and make a new batch.
A Little Bit About Edible Play Dough…
- While this edible play dough is safe to taste, always supervise small children while they’re playing. I turned around for a minute and my daughter was cramming sprinkles into her mouth!
- If your dough gets too thick or starts to crumble, simply add a little bit of water to soften.
- If playing with the dough on day two, you’ll want to skip the taste-testing part.
Birthday Cake Play Dough Recipe (Printable Copy)
Edible Birthday Cake Edible Play Dough Recipe
- 1/2 cup white frosting
- 1 1/2 cups corn starch
- 1 Tablespoon water
- sprinkles optional
- Stir together 1 teaspoon cornstarch and 1 Tablespoon water in a medium mixing bowl until cornstarch is full dissolved.
- Add your frosting to the bowl and stir to combine.
- Add the rest of your cornstarch little by little until the mixture clumps together to form a batter.
- Finish kneading by hand.
More of our Favorite Play Dough Recipes
Get all of our favorite DIY play dough recipes in one place with our Homemade Play Dough Ebook! There are 12 awesome play dough recipes that you can make at home with simple ingredients. Hours of sensory fun for kids and perfect for rainy days!
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