hi there! so ive been wanting to make some mini cakes and finally got the chance to do so today only to end up frustrated and un happy!! i made king size cupcakes and from there cut them using a round cookie cutter. that part went okay but have decided to next time just use a cake sheet. my huge proplem was crumb coating!! i stuck it on a turn table only to have it move at the smallest turn, and then on top of that when i was trying to put on the buttercream, each and every one of my mini cakes fell apart !! what am i doing wrong? please help! tia!
Maybe you should have stuck them in the freezer first to harden them up? I have not made them but everyone says they are a royal pain and most people recommend ganache or ganache under fondant. It's hard to coat small cakes in buttercream.
My suggestion for you is to pipe the icing on and spread it with a spatula or with a clean towel mash it down to remove the piping lines.
To hold it onto the turntable--put a piece of ribbley shelf liner under your cake board.
Oh yeah I use my finger to smooth these too.
This used to unnerve my boss which delighted me but I often turn my footed turntable upside down for small items.
I make a lot of min cakes and they are a pain. I dont give them away. I use Pantastic pans so I dont have to cut them out. After putting in the filling, I freeze them so I can hold them between my thumb and middle finger to frost the sides. Have a container of very hot water handy to warm up your spatula or youll have a hard time with the frosting temporarily freezing on the frozen cakelet.
ditto seedrv! freezing them is key. I usually make the sheet, ice the top, freeze, cut out cakes, refreeze, then ice the sides (holding them in my hands) a few at a time to keep them cold.
thank you all for the advice!! think ill give it another try this weekend!
I always do mine by freezing my cake and then cutting out the size I want with a round cutter. I wrap up the rest and only bring out one cake at a time to work on. When I frost mine I stick a small skewer stick through the center to help it from sliding around while I frost it. Hope that helps, I love making mini's but they can be tough but so worth it.
OMG the turn table upside down! Genius!