Whether you're looking for a little Easter dessert or just something sweet to put a finishing touch on your spring celebration, these Mini Spring Themed Cakes are sure to be a crowdpleaser! Topped with a lovely butterfly made from royal icing, these mini cakes for spring sport colorful decorations and are great for small dinner parties or luncheons. Serve them at birthday parties or any spring baby or wedding shower. Use your favorite cake recipe, then cut out cake layers using the Circle Metal Cutter. Fill with icing and have fun decorating these sweet Mini Spring themed Cakes!
At least 3 days in advance: Make royal icing
Tape wing patterns to
cake board and cover with
waxed paper. For easy
release, spray waxed paper
with non-stick vegetable
pan spray and wipe off excess with soft tissue.
For small butterfly, cover with tip 2 outlines. For
large butterfly, cover with tip 4 outlines. Make
extras to allow for breakage. Let dry 24 hours.
Carefully remove from waxed paper. Assemble
butterflies on waxed paper-covered board. For
small butterfly body, pipe a tip 3 line, 1 in. long.
For large butterfly body, pipe a tip 5 line, 1 1/2 in.
long; insert wire and overpipe another tip 5 line.
Insert wings and support with cotton balls to
maintain angle. Overpipe body with same tip for
head and body. Let dry completely.
apple blossoms, 4 for each treat.
Bake and cool sheet cake using firm-textured
batter, such as pound cake. To cut treats use
3 in. circle cutter.
Cover with melted candy. Transfer to waxed paper-covered
board and chill until firm. Recoat if needed for
Set each treat on a flattened
baking cup. Use Decorator Icing to pipe tip 5
bead bottom border. Use buttercream to pipe
tip 3 light brown and tip 2 green scrolls. Attach
apple blossoms and butterfly with icing.
Add dimension to blossom cut-outs using a few simple steps to create beautiful, lifelike flowers. While this technique can be used for fondant alone, you will get a more noticeable cupped look by adding Gum-Tex to fondant before rolling out.