Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Day Baby Cakes

Great project for kids.

My friend Ellen came over last weekend and as usual, we baked too much. She just started her own food blog Orange and Cardamom which you should definitely check out. She and I made several things including some bundt cakes which I will save for a later day. We had some extra batter and I thought of this great idea to make miniature colored cakes for Valentine's Day.

Like I said, this is really more of an idea than a recipe, but definitely worth sharing. I think we can all agree that anything mini is cute after all. For a while I have wanted to make mini-cakes as opposed to cupcakes. I happen to have a molten chocolate cake plan that we used to make these mini-cakes, but any small sized pan would work including individual ramekins. Ellen and I decorated all of these, but I think this would be a really fun project to share with kids. Just give each one a baby cake and let them go wild.

All you have to do is:

  • Make your favorite vanilla/yellow/white cake recipe (or use a boxed mix)
  • Divide the batter into separate bowls, a bowl for each color you want on your cake and mix with food coloring. We selected to leave part of the batter un-colored, part pink, and part red.
  • Your favorite frosting and sprinkles.
  • Layer the different colors of your cake batter into greased and floured pans and bake according to your recipe (you may have to reduce the time depending on what you bake these in so keep an eye on them)
  • Decorate as desired.
Happy Valentine's Day!

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