The Best Small Cake Innovation: The Mermaid Mini

Planning an Under the Sea party? Maybe you have a daughter who thinks she's a mermaid too. Best Small Cake Invention ever: Mermaid Mini Cakes

This is an oldie but goodie from the “olden days” when my daughter really thought she could grow a fin if she went into water. I totally remember her saying, “I can’t wait until Dada sees.. that I’m a mermaid.” It’s enough to make you laugh and cry. She’s 14 now and I think she no longer thinks she’ll grow fins, but YOU NEVER KNOW. These Mermaid Mini Cakes are FUN, The best small cake innovation is themed minis, like these Mermaid Mini Cakes!

Planning an Under the Sea party? Maybe you have a daughter who thinks she's a mermaid too. Best Small Cake Invention ever: Mermaid Mini Cakes

Best Small Cake: Mermaid Mini Cakes:

What You Need:

 
For the cake:

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

Pinch of salt

2 large eggs

2/3 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

½ cup canola oil

2/3 cup milk

¼ tsp purple gel food coloring

Circular cookie cutter, about 3 inches in diameter

To decorate:

1 stick butter, softened

2 cups icing sugar

2-3 tbsp milk

¼ tsp sky blue gel food coloring

1 Tbsp brown sugar

2-3 oz. purple fondant

2-3 oz. green fondant

Seashell fondant mold (easily found on Amazon)

OR chocolate seashells (also easily found on Amazon)

Yields: 6 mini cakes

What You Do:

To make the cake:

1 – First, line a rectangular baking sheet with parchment paper and then set aside.

2 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

3 – Then, in a small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.

4 – In a larger bowl, using an electric mixer, beat eggs, sugar, vanilla, and canola oil.

5 – In thirds, slowly add dry ingredients into large bowl of wet ingredients, alternating with the milk.

6 – And then, once batter is formed, add purple gel food coloring and mix until completely tinted.

7 – Pour your batter onto lined baking sheet, and then even it out with a spatula.

8 – Then, bake for about 15-20 minutes.

9 – Allow to cool and once cooled, cut out 12 circles using your cookie cutter.

To decorate:

10 – Make buttercream by mixing together butter, icing sugar, and milk.

11 – Once buttercream starts to take form (creamy and forms semi-stiff peaks), add blue food coloring; then mix until tinted.

12 – Scoop 2/3 of your buttercream into a piping bag and frost 6 of your circular mini cakes. Add an unfrosted circular mini cake on top.

13 – Using an offset spatula, frost the top of each cake.

14 – Add brown sugar to act as “sand” on top of each cake.

15 – The mermaid finish. Pop a chocolate seashell or two on top of the cakes, or go the fondant way: Using your fondant mold, create seashells with your fondant. To achieve a perfect seashell mold, take a small portion of fondant and press it evenly into your desired shape. Pop out and place 2 on top of each cake.

16 – Serve and enjoy!

 

Planning an Under the Sea party? Maybe you have a daughter who thinks she's a mermaid too. Best Small Cake Invention ever: Mermaid Mini Cakes

Planning an Under the Sea party? Maybe you have a daughter who thinks she's a mermaid too. Best Small Cake Invention ever: Mermaid Mini Cakes

Elevate your celebration to a realm of wonder and enchantment with the Mermaid Mini cakes, the epitome of innovative dessert artistry. These miniature masterpieces are not merely desserts; they are the crowning jewels of any festivity, imbuing your event with a sense of sophistication and fantasy. Whether gracing the table at an intimate gathering or serving as the show-stopping centerpiece at grand celebrations, these cakes promise to captivate and delight.

So, will you love this best small cake recipe ever?

Planning an Under the Sea party? Maybe you have a daughter who thinks she's a mermaid too. Best Small Cake Invention ever: Mermaid Mini Cakes Planning an Under the Sea party? Maybe you have a daughter who thinks she's a mermaid too. Best Small Cake Invention ever: Mermaid Mini Cakes

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