Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Mini Bunny Cakes


I have always wanted to make petit fours.  You know, those mini cakes with endless layers covered in a smooth, shiny frosting layer, usually topped with some smal adorable flower or royal icing design.  When I discovered an adorable mini bunny silicone mold at Target, I knew that I had to try it!


First, I used a pound cake recipe to make the bunnies. Be sure to use enough baking spray or Wilton cake release so that your cute cakes don't stick into the mold.  Then, I covered the cakes in an apricot glaze to keep them nice and moist.


Next, I used Wilton's quick-pour fondant recipe (found here).  Place a cooling rack over a pan because you want to have the fondant pour completely over all sides of the cake.




After allowing the cakes to harden, I had some girlfriends over to help decorate them with some melted chocolate.


And then ta da! You have mini bunnies.



Honestly, they were far too sweet for me (which is most desserts), but that didn't stop Jeff from enjoying them.


Next up.... petit fours?  Probably not for a while - so many steps all for one bite of cake!

3 comments:

  1. I just bought the exact same silicone baking pan and I want to make some to bring to my family for Easter.

    For the Quick Pour Fondant recipe - did you do a layer of butter cream frosting on top of the cake and THEN the fondant icing? It seems like a lot and I'd rather do one or the other, but I'm not sure what would look best.

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  2. Hey Mollie! I just brushed on a layer of apricot glaze (Wilton also has a recipe for it). Basically you place apricot glaze in a saucepan on a stove and hear until it gets sort of melty, strain, and apply with pastry brush. I thought that buttercream would be too sweet and difficult with the bunny shape. Enjoy!

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  3. hi carly ,love your blog and your pretty cupcakes check out this small surprise for you at http://baketitude.blogspot.in/2012/04/sunshine-awrd.html
    cheers!

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