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Going Berry Picking Mini Cakes

Single-serve mini cakes will have guests Going Berry Picking. A circle of cake is coated with candy, decorated and topped by a collection of seasonal fruits that adds color and flavor.


Difficulty: Medium


Step 1

Several days in advance, make a handle for each basket: Prepare Candy Clay recipe. Roll candy clay into 1/4 in. diameter logs and cut two 8 in. lengths for each cake.

Step 2

Twist together logs into a rope and shape into an arc with open end about 2 3/4 in. apart at widest point. Place on waxed paper-covered cake board, dusted with confectioners' sugar, and let dry till firm.

Step 3

Bake and cool 2 in. high cake. Cut out cake pieces using round cutter.

Step 4

Place pieces on cooling grid over drip pan; pour melted candy over pieces to completely cover. Refrigerate until firm.

Step 5

Using dividing set, divide each cake into 16ths and pipe a row of tip 16 shells at each division mark.

Step 6

Trim ends of handle so that they are flat and attach to basket with melted candy. Position berries and mint leaves.

*Brand confectionery coating.