I love mini cakes; whether they are cute and adorable or bite-sized packages of sophistication, making and decorating mini cakes is always fun, there is no pressure, you can experiment with design and colour and if you’re not happy with the result it really doesn’t matter you, can always have another go! Which is why I always look forward to teaching mini cake classes.
So what is a mini cake? For me it has to be a small cake, such as 5cm (2in) round cakes, however from my students I’ve learnt that everyone’s definition is different and many prefer the slightly larger 6cm (2.5in) cakes. In fact all my students covered and decorated 6cm (2.5inch) cakes in this class!!! Mini cakes are also known as individual, small or miniature cakes.
I made my first mini cakes quite a few years ago by cutting up much larger cakes. Today however we are all spoilt as purpose made multi-mini tins are now readily available, making baking and covering mini cakes all so much easier.
When it comes to the decoration of mini cakes there are a myriad of possibilities. For this class I had planned to demonstrate making patterns using cutters with piped royal iced dot detail but one of my students noticed moulds in my kit, so using moulds was thrown into the mix as well…. …..and here is what they created
For quite a number of these students, these cakes were the first they had ever covered – didn’t they do well, all different and all gorgeous.
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