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Dublin Derby Mini Cake

Tip your cap to a lucky St. Patrick´s Day for everyone with these leprechaun lids! Derby Mini Cakes are easy as can be, baked in the Mini Ball Pan and decorated with fondant trims.


Difficulty: Medium


Step 1

Bake and cool cakes in Mini Ball Pan. Cool completely on Cooling Grid.

Step 2

Prepare Buttercream Icing Recipe. Prepare cakes for rolled fondant by icing lightly with buttercream.

Step 3

For each cake, tint a 2 3/4 in. ball of rolled fondant green, a 1 3/4 in. ball black and a 1 in. ball yellow. Cover cakes with green fondant and smooth with fingers.

Step 4

Roll out remaining tinted fondant 1/8 in. thick. For brim, cut a 5 in. green circle using paring knife; place on cornstarch-dusted board. Attach cake to brim with buttercream. Shape slight curves in brim and let dry, supporting curved areas with cotton balls.

Step 5

For hatband, cut a 10 x 3/8 in. black rectangle with paring knife. For buckle, cut a 1/2 x 3/4 in. yellow rectangle and cut out center with paring knife. Attach pieces with damp brush.

Step 6

Trim shamrock pick to 1 in.; insert in cake.