Fidget Cake Recipe

I knew exactly what I wanted to make Rose for her birthday. A bubble popper fidget cake. She loved fidget toys and her favourite was the rainbow bubble poppers which are the craze of 2021. This was top of her list as a present so I knew she would want one as a cake. I was really pleased as it was actually pretty easy. Check out my quick recipe below.

Bubble Popper Fidget Cake
Bubble popper fidget rainbow cake

This is an easy cake to make. It turns out dense enough to carve so it’s brilliant for cutting up and sharing, if that’s your sort of thing 😉

Ingredients for Bubble Popper Birthday Fidget Cake

You Will Need

Cake Base

  • Butter 12 oz (340 grams)
  • White sugar 12 oz (340 grams)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla essence
  • Cake Flour (or Bisquick) 14 oz (Self raising flour in the UK, 400 grams)
  • (Don’t have cake flour – See an alternative below 👇)

Cake Top

  • Fondant – rainbow colours
  • Fondant – white
  • Vanilla buttercream
  • M&MS, (or Smarties in the UK)

Instructions for the Fidget Cake


Cake Base

  • Mix all the base ingredients together in a bowel
  • Bake the cake mixture in a deep 10-inch (24cm) pan at 350°F (170°C) for 35 minutes until golden brown

Cake Top

  • Wait until the cake base has cooled. Then you can decorate.
  • Cover with a layer of butter cream then a layer of white fondant icing. This means you won’t be able to see the cake in between the rainbow colours.
  • Mix rainbow coloured fondant in the same colours as your candy.
  • Roll long pieces of fondant and cut into straight strips about 1/2-inch (1.5cm) wide. They should fill the width of the cake.
  • Stick the fondant strips onto the cake using water.
  • Start placing the candy from the middle of the cake ensuring they are evenly placed.
  • Make an indent using the candy.
  • Put a little buttercream in the indent so the candy sticks.
Bubble popper fidget cake laid out on a table
Bubble popper fidget cake laid out on a table
fidget popper sensory toy birthday cake
Proudly showing off her Bubble Popper Fidget cake
Bubble popper fidget toy birthday cake next to the real thing!
Bubble popper fidget toy birthday cake next to the real thing!

The end result is a cake that looks so bright and cheerful. It works even if you are not a fidget toy fan I think. This could also work as a wonderful pride cake. As you can see from my photos the only thing that didn’t work out quite right were the slight gaps in between the different coloured fondant.

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Don’t have Bisquick? Take a look at this alternative

Quick and easy substitute for Bisquick®

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Sift flour into a bowl
  • Add the baking powder and salt
  • Whisk together, adding the butter until evenly mixed

Source – AllRecipes – Bisquick Substitute