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Mini Cakes

My lovely coworker is having her nieces over this weekend and spoils them rotten.  So, to add to that she asked me to make each girl a mini cake that they could take home with them.  The smallest cake pan I had was 6" and cupcakes were too small.  Originally I was going to make a 9" x 13" slab and cut out 4" circles, but then Mr. T had a brilliant idea to check out Caynes.  Sure enough they had 4" spring form pans, which worked out perfectly.

Again, the Perfect Chocolate Cake was requested. While at Caynes I bought the Wilton 101 Cookie Cutter set, which includes the alphabet.  I debated on this set for a long time.  Now I am so glad I bought it.  There are some great cutters.  I used the alphabet letters for the girls' initials and surrounded them with dragees.  Of course I covered everything in shimmer dust.

 I also made a 6" inch cake for her son, who's nick name is Poppy.  He turned 18 in December.  I decorated this one very late at night and later realized I should have done the letters in black and not silver.  And if I had remembered what age he was I would have put little cutouts of 18 over the cake instead of swirls.  I compensated by making sure he got lots of chocolate icing underneath the fondant. :)


  1. Looks beautiful, if I ever make it I will let you know. All your cakes look amazing and inspirational to a newbie like me x.


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