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!
Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.