Personalised Miniature Pop Cakes
At first, I was flummoxed by this commission – ‘cake pops in the style of a cake’! Then I thought of those miniature individual cakes you get in those little presentation boxes and here they are! The miniature cake cake pops needed to be personalised and brightly coloured so I chose my favourite bright colours to make the cake pops in – pink, orange, yellow, turquoise and purple 🙂
There was a miniature (!) moment of panic when I realised I only had 15 white cake pop sticks for this order of 20…BUT…I had some coloured sticks hidden away and there were enough for each coloured cake pop to have a different coloured stick! PHEW!
Anyway, back to my method…To get the miniature cake shape, I rolled the cake pops into regular shaped balls then squished them down a bit between my thumb and forefinger – with a little smoothing and some more rolling I had a miniature cake shape! Then came the dipping and finally the fun part – decorating the cake pops to look like miniature cakes 🙂 I wrote ‘Love Sophie’ on the top of each one for the personalised effect then painted a black ribbon around the centre of each one. Then I played around with the bright colours and painted each coloured cake pop with a different ‘ribbon’. My favourite has to be the yellow with the ribbon that looks like lace! To me, they still didn’t look quite cakey enough to be mini-cakes so after some serious thought (!) I decided to create an icing effect around the edges with candy melts. I used the end of a paintbrush to gently dab a blob on around the edge of each mini cake and at last, my mini-cake cake pops looked like cakes! Hurrah!
I really believe these could be adapted to make great little wedding cakes for favours at a wedding breakfast or even to create an original and unique wedding cake!