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Cake… Three Ways!

Posted By Bakerella On December 4, 2008 @ 2:26 am In Cakes,Fondant,Giveaways | 1,848 Comments

Mini Cakes [1]

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 [2]. Actually I made 9″ cakes and used a round cutter [3] 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 [4]

cake cutouts [5]

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 [6]

But, who would serve a naked cake. So here it is fully clothed in luscious white buttercream frosting [2]. Hold me back!

Three Mini Cakes [7]

I started out making the fondant [8] 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 [9] and tips [10]. 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 [11]

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 [12]


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 [13] ($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 Random.org [14] integer generator.

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URLs in this post:[1] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/3080673309/[2] moist yellow cake recipe: http://bakerella.blogspot.com/2008/11/finally-i-found-it.html[3] round cutter: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000VLOYA?ie=UTF8&tag=bakerella-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0000VLOYA[4] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/3081510884/[5] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/3080672867/[6] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/3081511212/[7] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/3081510700/[8] fondant: http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%3Fie%3DUTF8%26x%3D0%26ref%255F%3Dnb%255Fss%255Fhg%26y%3D0%26field-keywords%3Drolled%2520fondant%26url%3Dsearch-alias%253Dgarden&tag=bakerella-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957[9] decorator icing bags: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BVZLJI?ie=UTF8&tag=bakerella-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000BVZLJI[10] tips: http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%3Fie%3DUTF8%26x%3D0%26ref%255F%3Dnb%255Fss%255Fhg%26y%3D0%26field-keywords%3DDecorating%2520tip%26url%3Dsearch-alias%253Dgarden&tag=bakerella-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957[11] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/3081513284/[12] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/2936706290/[13] Fiesta Head Chefs: http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%3Fie%3DUTF8%26x%3D0%26ref%255F%3Dnb%255Fss%255Fhg%26y%3D0%26field-keywords%3DFiesta%2520Head%2520Chefs%2520Silicone%26url%3Dsearch-alias%253Dgarden&tag=bakerella-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957[14] Random.org: http://www.random.org/integers/

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