Easy and Budget Friendly Cake Decorating Ideas

mini cake decorating

If you’re planning a small party and have a little extra time on your hands, you can turn your mini cakes into the perfect party favor. Small cakes are very popular at adult parties or small birthday celebrations. And mini cake decorating can be a fun and rewarding craft that your guests will fondly remember. Here are some simple but delicious techniques to create mini-cakes that look like they’ve come straight from a bakery.

Mini Cake. A mini cake is really just a smaller version of a traditional full-sized cake. They come in many different sizes and are commonly used for parties, weddings or birthdays. Usually, they are made up of just one or two layers and come in an assortment of sizes.



As mentioned, mini cakes are often used as a party or wedding favor. You can find them plain or covered in frosting. You can even get creative and make a frosted mini cake in the shape of a certain character or decorated to match your theme. Decorating mini cakes is actually quite easy, as long as you follow a few basic guidelines.

Start by preparing your cake. Make sure to allow time for cooling between layers if planning on using a freezer sheet. If you’re using a sheet pan, simply line it with paper towels or place the pan on your baking sheet. In case of an all-Cube cake, use a non-stick spray to prevent burning. This spray can also be used on strawberries, kiwi slices, and sliced oranges. For a softer texture, you may want to add some egg whites to the icing.

To begin your sponge cake decorating project, you will need a large bowl that will be covered in wax paper or a pastry board. You’ll need about two cups of powdered sugar, approximately half a cup of cream cheese, and half a cup of buttermilk. It’s recommended that you allow for a two-inch border around the edge of the bowl to ensure even coating of the cake with the filling. You can also add the other ingredients and fillings at this point.

The first step in making sponge cakes is to preheat your oven and preheat the baking sheet. Next, you will need to line the bottom of your preheated bowl with three quarters of a cup of soymilk. If the recipe calls for a quarter cup, then that’s what you will need to do. Using a food coloring agent, tint the rest of the mixture. If your sponge cake recipe calls for a certain color of icing, then that’s what you will do. Make sure to get the color correct unless you wish to change the overall appearance when decorating.

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Now you’ll need to grab an ice cream scoops and fill one up with the buttermilk. You will then put the sponge and the filling into the bowl and gently swirl them around for about thirty seconds. Once the cake and filling have cooled off, you can pour the rest of the ingredients and mix them together. It is important to get the sponge and filling completely combined before you place the finished product into the preheated oven. Once the cake has baked for the recommended time, you will remove it from the oven and carefully cool on a wire cooling rack.

These are some simple and easy ways to make mini cakes that won’t drain your budget. They are also relatively simple to decorate if you have a bit of experience under your belt. The best part about these types of cakes is that they can be made over again. You can take a few slices home and store them for your next weekend’s dinner guests or you can continue to bake them into a larger cake and bring them out for the next big party. Either way, mini cakes are definitely the perfect addition to any gathering.