Lots of beautiful, delicate, white, sparkling snowflakes plus a scattering of stars were created at todays very festive Christmas mini cake workshop, aren’t they lovely. The snowflakes were created from pastillage – look carefully each one is different, just like the real ones!! The snowflake outlines are created using snowflake cutters and the patterns cut out with smaller cutters and piping tubes.
Students used both 5cm (2in) and 6.5cm (2.5in) mini cakes, some where chocolate cake, some rich fruit cake and others practiced on dummy cakes. As always preferences differed between our students some prefered the smallest bitesized cakes others the slightly larger ones, perfect for sharing. I must admit that I love the small ones, but if I want to go to town with the decorating then the slightly larger ones give me a larger canvas. Don’t all the student cakes below look lovely together!
This cake is my favourite of the four I created. The cake is a 2.5in mini covered in navy blue sugarpaste. The patterns on the snowflakes shapes were created using piping tubes to remove the circles and my smallest scalloped diamond cutter – first time I’ve used this cutter on my snowflakes, I am really pleased with the result, hope it inspires you.
We will be holding our next mini cake class in the spring, hope you feel inspired to join us! But in the meantime if you’d like more mini cake inspiration, or just instructions on how to make the mini snowflake cakes, why not treat yourself to a copy of my new Celebrate with mini cake book. This book takes mini cakes from some of my previous books and puts them centre stage.