September 25, 2008

...mini-cakes how-to...

are you impressed?! only a little after a week of me telling you i would post instructions on how to make these cute little cakes, and i'm actually doing it! you may not be, but i'm actually quite proud of myself, seeing as how i tend to be a procrastinator at times...

anyway...let's get on with some really basic, simple instructions on how to make some mini cakes like these...

so you first want to buy one of these frozen sara lee pound cakes. before cutting it, you want to make sure it's not completely frozen. maybe take it out of the freezer like 10-15 minutes before you're ready to start cutting it.

so then basically, you just cut the pound cake into whatever size/shape you want. for the cakes we made for brooke's party, brynn actually cut the cake into 2 layers. that way, if you want, you can always put some jam or frosting in the middle to make it extra tasty! we also made some round ones a few years back by using a glass to make a circular indentation on top of the cake & then using a knife to cut it out. don't try cutting it out 'cookie-cutter style'...i think it would smash the cake and just make a mess...a knife is your best bet.

then onto the frosting of the cake...buy some basic frosting from the store...don't get the "whipped" kind. you want creamy frosting, like this...

then you want to melt this in your microwave. to be safe, i would do it in 30 second intervals, until it's runny. like the consistency of hot maple syrup. this would be the time to add any food coloring.

then basically you just want to pour the frosting over the cakes. do atleast 2 thin layers to give a good coating...(make sure that each layer of frosting has dried before you add another layer)... & voila...you have some of the yummiest & easiest little petit fours around.

**side note**
for brooke's cakes, we used TWO of the frozen pound cakes & about 3-4 tubs of frosting.

4 comments:

Sara Parr said...

Thanks! Love your how-to's!

Kelly Munns said...

wow...you are right, that does seem easy! so that's how you get that smooth looking frosting because you pour it over the cake? awesome! how fun! i may try these one day...

Skidmore Family said...

Such a fun idea. You really need to start a separate blog with all your great ideas! Everything always turns out so amazing.

Hadley Ohana said...

Thanks Lynds...I let you know how it turns out!
Megs