Bite-sized cakes for one or two?
We love mini cakes here at Lindy’s Cakes! Whether they are cute and adorable or bite-sized packages of sophistication. Making and decorating mini cakes is always fun. There is no pressure, you can experiment with design and colour and if you’re not happy with the result it really doesn’t matter you can always have another go!
These little cakes make superb edible gifts. Simply place them in small transparent boxes tied up with bows or wrap in cellophane tied with flamboyant ribbons. They also make a very popular alternative to a traditional wedding cake. Mini cakes can be tiered on special stands with a small cutting cake on top. Once the top cake is cut the mini cakes are then distributed amongst the guests.
Small is definitely beautiful:
“So what is a mini cake? For me it has to be a small cake, such as a 5cm (2in) round cakes used in this example, however from my students I’ve learnt that everyone’s definition is different and many prefer the slightly larger 2.5in cakes or even up to a 10cm (4in) cake. I think the main aim of a mini cake is that it is personal, you make and decorate a mini cake to give to someone special to enjoy rather than a cake to share with family and friends.
I made my first mini cakes quite a few years ago by cutting up much larger cakes. Today however we are spoilt as purpose made multi-mini tins and shaped bakeware are now readily available, making baking and covering mini cakes so much easier!” Lindy
Lindy’s mini cakes – which is your favourite?
Please click on the images below to see and read a little more about each cupcake.
Inspired….. but need a little help!
Mini cakes feature in many of Lindy’s cake decorating books however if you require step by step photos of covering mini cakes plus inspirational ideas and techniques to use on mini cakes, we would recommend:
‘The contemporary cake decorating bible’ by Lindy Smith, published October 2011
For further decorating ideas we would suggest:
‘Celebrate with mini cakes’ by Lindy Smith, published November 2010
Both these books are available via our online shop please click on their titles to buy or for more information about these two popular titles.
Mini cake products
It is very important if you are going to spend the time and effort baking mini cakes that you have the right products to hand. Purpose made multimini tins make baking batches of mini cakes really easy, certainly worth the investment in our opinion. Also it is very important if you are going to decorate your mini cakes that you have the right tools and equipment to hand. Lindy’s cakes stocks a wide range of decorating suppplies including a large selection of quality sugarcraft cutters, many designed by Lindy herself, plus other very useful items such as embossers and moulds. If you’d like more details please either click on the product category names above or click here to enter our online shop.
Mini cake classes
If you fancy learning how to cover and decorate mini cakes or wish to perfect your existing skills, why not attend one of Lindy’s popular one day workshops. For full details and information, please visit the classes section of our website – Please click here to visit