When Hearts Beat as One Mini Cakes
Mini cakes are a wonderful idea for a wedding shower or reception.
Change the featured pastels shown here to shades of pink and red
and you have a colorful Valentine?s Day idea!
Each mini cake serves 1.
Bake and cool cakes; unmold. Prepare one chocolate fondant recipe.
Prepare cakes for
rolled fondant. Roll out white fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut fondant heart using 3rd smallest cutter and position on cake tops, trimming to fit heart shape.
Roll out chocolate fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut 8 x 1 1/2 in. wide strips; wrap around cake sides, trimming to fit.
Tint 4 oz. portions of fondant each in rose, blue, green and orange; roll out 1/16 in. thick. Cut 8 x 1/2 in. strips; attach on cake sides with damp brush.
Pipe tip 5 dots on color strips. For each cake, make a tip 102 rose with tip 7 base. Attach rose to cake top with dots of icing.
At reception: Position cakes on stand.
Create this magnificent rose - the most popular icing flower of them all. With practice, your roses will have the just-picked look of real fresh garden roses!
Pipe dots for flower centers, faces, figure piping and border effects. When making large dots, lift the tip as you squeeze to allow icing to fill out completely.