Thursday, December 4, 2008

Cake… Three Ways!

Mini Cakes

I love cake! And, by now you guys should know I love things little, too. So, I made some mini cakes using my new favorite moist yellow cake recipe. Actually I made 9″ cakes and used a round cutter to make them mini. Two layers will get you six 3 7/16″ cake circles and two smaller circles. Here’s how one of the layers looks all cut up.

cake cutouts

cake cutouts

And here they are stacked. They’re so cute… even without any frosting. (Don’t worry the scraps made it safely to my tummy.)

Little Cake

But, who would serve a naked cake. So here it is fully clothed in luscious white buttercream frosting. Hold me back!

Three Mini Cakes

I started out making the fondant covered cake that’s on the pedestal (inspired by a pillow fabric from an old Pottery Barn catalog. Yep… I love their stuff.) Then, I made the second one using decorator icing bags and tips. Then I got tired and just slapped some buttercream all over the last one. And, I have to admit, I think it’s my favorite. But, tell me what you think.

Mini Cakes

How do you like your cakes decorated?

Messy: casual and careless
Sassy: semi-casual, piped with pretty icing and flirty flowers
Classy: all dressed up with fondant cutouts and a smooth finish

Fiesta Head Chefs


If you leave a comment below with your favorite cake style, you’ll be entered for a chance to win these cute little Fiesta Head Chefs ($50 value). I won them a while back and was going to keep them, but so many of you loved them that I decided to give them away. I know, I’m nice like that.

How to enter:

  • Leave a comment with your cake style (messy, sassy, or classy)
  • Leave a link to your blog profile or website that has an email contact.
  • The cutoff to enter is Saturday, December 6th at 12 midnight.
  • The winner* will be announced sometime Sunday.

And, you’ll want to check back Sunday
because Christmas Pops are coming!

* The winner will be chosen at random, using the integer generator.

angelica said...

wow im more of a classy type of girl. clean cuts cute colors and by the way i love them all. :)

January 23, 2011 03:15 PM
Beckie said...

I love the sassy one and this is what i want for my birthday Feb. 26 all for me..I visit your site all the tim. I am not a bajer at all just an admirer. Love them all i can taste it already wish you were closer so I could have one for my Birthday.
Thank you.

February 8, 2011 09:23 PM
Crystal said...


February 22, 2011 08:41 PM
Overhead proofer said...

I love the messy cake. Because its look yummy.

February 26, 2011 05:58 AM
sam said...

They all look so cute and yummy, but my favorite is sassy!

March 2, 2011 10:18 AM
Tahani said...

Sassy <3

March 11, 2011 08:32 AM
Delicia said...

Depends what it is for usually but my favourite is classy!

March 24, 2011 03:23 PM
Alyx said...

I love the 2nd one!

March 25, 2011 09:38 AM
Reni Hendra said...

All three look gorgeous! But I have to say that messy is more my way ^o^

April 4, 2011 05:28 PM
Michelle said...

I could not just pick one. I love sassy and classy. Yummy!

April 8, 2011 02:54 PM
Sophia said...

I love the classy and the messy.

April 21, 2011 08:39 PM
kelly said...

i am definitely sassy want perfect piping but being classic

June 5, 2011 06:53 PM
Angela Jackson said...

They all are great for different reasons, but I would choose the “messy” as my personal pic. I am not a fan of fondant – although they look great – they do not taste as good as the buttercream.

September 23, 2011 02:38 PM
Jess said...

Messy!! I love the others too but I am a messy clumsy girl:)

October 23, 2011 09:35 PM
Mel Amann said...

Has to be classy for me, but could you save me a slice of messy too? ;)
Thanks your recipes are all great xx

October 30, 2011 06:21 PM
Leena said...

Gosh Sassy! It’s soooo cute!

November 4, 2011 02:38 PM
Courtney Tittus said...

I’m classy…. but when I bake I’m messy =)

November 11, 2011 06:42 PM
Leah Oanes said...

messy. yummy :)

November 11, 2011 09:35 PM
Ina Janairo said...

Those cakes all look cute, definitely! But I feel like I would doll up my cake the SASSY way. The messy is too messy for me, and the classy is too clean. Haha! Eating cake has always been a delight. :) Thanks for this!

November 23, 2011 01:12 AM
Zahraa said...

Anything is fine because at the end the cake is going to end up in your tummy so I pick all 3! 3-of-a-kind!

November 24, 2011 04:21 AM
Alina said...

though messy looks much more enjoyable to eat, i think sassy describes me the best!
the only problem is that i will be afraid to even touch it after decorating a cake like that… for me that is probably a pretty high achievement!

November 26, 2011 03:47 PM
ruchi said...

hi angie simply lov all ur stuff but plz post a recipe of eggless red velvet cake. coz im a vegetarian n secondly we dont get this cake mix in ready to use packs….n also which else frosting can b used instaed of cram cheese… we also dont get them here.thx n keep baking

December 10, 2011 05:30 AM
fa6o0ma said...

i love baking cakes espechilly ……i am a 11 years old chef……..PLEASZZZZZZZZZZZZ….READ.
this is first time comment *o*

December 13, 2011 11:46 AM
Bella said...

hmm…which one do I like? All of them? :D but if I had to choose one? Hmm…it’s gonna be….SASSY!! XD It looks SO pretty!! XP

December 14, 2011 03:36 AM
Grace said...

Gaaah……….I dont know…..Classy..

January 31, 2012 08:37 PM
Leona said...

That’s a great idea to use cake scraps. I have so many cake stuff in the freezer and my husband is getting annoyed and irritated that they just sit there and chill. He can’t use the freezer for meat stuff.

I was also thinking of giving them away as a thank you “cake” for our wedding. I admire you for the cute stuff you make.

February 16, 2012 12:25 PM
Christine said...

gotta make the sassy..
but eat the nommy messy.. :)

February 20, 2012 01:37 PM
Grace V. said...

Can’t decide! I like yummy….I like decorated a bit….I love pretty patterns…..

March 18, 2012 08:52 PM
Grace V. said...

Classy and messy! I love design and looks, but the flavor is VERY important! *wink wink!*

March 23, 2012 06:11 PM
Vivienne Nonis said...

I like what you’ve done with the cakes … but I have to say that ‘SASSY’ has to be my favourite. I like the vibrant colour and the piping patterns.

May 7, 2012 11:17 AM
Sarah Matthews said...

I’m gonna go with Sassy! I wish I could pipe like that <3

May 15, 2012 10:42 AM
Pam said...

I just love EVERYTHING you make…I’m trying to make something for my sister and i think she would totally LOVE this!! thanks:D

June 8, 2012 12:16 AM
Mary Dailey said...

When Cooking For 2 magazine was around, I ordered tiny cake pans that should be perfect for this. Yours are so beautifully decorated! I want to try this!

June 11, 2012 09:18 AM
Bailey Age 10 said...

i love these. they are so adorable. i would use use them whenever i bake. i would have to say that the sassy cake is definantly my type

July 21, 2012 09:07 PM
Madhuri said...

Sassy is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo pretty.

August 17, 2012 10:36 AM
Kira said...

I love classy but the kind of cake I usually make is messy.

August 30, 2012 01:45 AM
Susan Padilla said...

My favorite baking memory would probably be when I earned to make bread with my uncleI was twelve but the aroma that filled the air that day is one I will never forget especially because he passed away soon after and now I wish I would have written down all the things he shared with me about baking it’s so important to lear from those that have experienc because they can also get passed down fron person to person, miss him butb ow baking is even more treasured and I can show my son how I do it.

September 24, 2012 05:20 AM
Anonymous said...

I think that the classy is beautiful!!!!!! They all look absolutely scrumptious ! xxx

October 12, 2012 01:55 PM
Kali said...

Sorry the comment by anonomous was me !!! sorry

October 12, 2012 01:56 PM
Ruth said...

I love all three of them, but messy is definitely my style!!

October 18, 2012 08:52 AM
Melody said...

CLASSY!!! so chic : )

November 15, 2012 07:18 AM
mystery said...


February 2, 2013 09:10 PM
Cupcakegirl12 said...

I love sassy and classy bakerella you inspire me so much :)

March 4, 2013 02:47 PM
bec said...


July 8, 2013 09:26 PM
Catie said...

Super sassy!

March 28, 2014 02:30 PM
Lydia said...


March 28, 2014 03:47 PM
amaya said...


June 7, 2014 02:28 PM
Emma said...

Messy because it tastes amazing………. so much frosting….. I eat it by the bowlful.

March 3, 2015 07:10 PM
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