Mini Cupcake Mania

Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in Cake Decorating | Comments


Miniature cupcakes are bite-sized treats that are so versatile and can work perfectly with events of all kinds. Whether you are baking and/or decorating for an elegant wedding or a kid’s party, mini cupcakes can be dressed up or down accordingly without the need for even a plate!

Making minis is just as simple as regular cupcakes with the use of a mini muffin pan and appropriately-sized liners. Fill the liners proportionately (approximately 2/3 full) and adjust the baking time (about 8-10 minutes). Beware that utilizing a recipe that would normally yield two dozen cupcakes will equate to around five dozen mini cupcakes.

They may be small, but this collection of miniature cupcakes will provide inspiration for projects that are sure to make a big impact.

Miniature Cupcakes with Pink Icing and Berries

Photo via Sprinkle Bakes

Chianti-chocolate mini cupcakes:

Limited in size, but not in taste, these Chianti-chocolate mini cupcakes by Sprinkle Bakes are both gorgeous and delicious. This is a perfect example of how to transform this small dessert into an elegant, grown-up treat, from the flavoring to the beautiful icing to the simple and delicate garnish.

Miniature Wedding Cupcakes on a Cupcake Stand

Photo via Bella Cupcakes

Hydrangea mini cupcake wedding tower:

Mini cupcakes are not only capable of being chic, they can also be the perfect addition to a cupcake tower presentation. This exquisite wedding tower by Bella Cupcakes is topped by a stunning cake, while the serving capacity of the display is increased with the use of the small sweets adorned by fondant flowers.

Interested in creating beautiful decorative blooms such as the ones adorning these cupcakes? Gary Champman’s class, Rolled Fondant Flowers, will show you how to make stunning blossoms and buds.

Mini Cupcake with Sprinkles in Pink Wrapper

Photo via kevin {&} amanda

Mini funfetti cupcakes:

Due to the small size of these tiny cupcakes, it’s practically in their nature to be fun and adorable, as is demonstrated in this mini funfetti cupcake by kevin {&} amanda. By the simple use of a colored polka-dot liner and the addition of sprinkles in both the batter and on the icing, the sweet charm is spread throughout.

Several Colorful Mini Cupcake Sandwichs

Photo via The Creativity Exchange

Double-layer mini cupcakes:

The Creativity Exchange modeled their cupcakes after French macarons, cleverly slicing the mini cakes in half and adding an icing layer to the center. Though bite-size, this technique allows for even less of a mess and plays upon the popularity of the current trend of naked cakes.

Mini Candy Next to Candy "Popsicles"

Photo via Party Pinching

Summer ice-pop mini cupcakes:

Party Pinching got super creative with their mini cupcakes by topping them with colorful ice pops made from candy and flat toothpicks. What an adorable summer-themed bite-sized treat.

Mini Cupcake in a Jar, Topped with Pom Pom

Photo via Lady Behind the Curtain

Mini cupcake glass jar favors:

Mini cupcakes can make perfect gifts, especially when there’s a need for a large quantity. But they can also be utilized as special souvenirs, as the Lady Behind the Curtain did with her “Be Mine” favors. By turning a glass jar upside down, the mini cupcake can fit and be held perfectly in the narrowed mouth of the jar, with the finished product resembling a snow globe.

Mini Cupcakes on a Stick in a Mason Jar

Photo via Home Cooking Memories

Mini cupcakes on a stick:

As if miniature cupcakes weren’t cute and easy enough, Home Cooking Memories made them even more charming with these “Mini Cupcakes on a Stick”. The use of lollipop sticks and gumdrops prop the small cakes up, allowing for further creativity in displaying and serving these treats.

Mini Cupcakes in Mini Ice Cream Cones

Photo via One Charming Party

Mini cupcake ice cream cones:

What’s better than a miniature ice cream cone? A mini cupcake baked directly into the cone, of course! One Charming Party made these adorable baked treats to resemble ice cream cones by piping the icing on top with a star icing tip, simulating swirled soft serve.

Practically anything in miniature is just precious and cupcakes are no exception! Experiment with flavors, embellishments and innovative displays to customize these tiny baked sweets to any event and offer guests a simple bite-sized alternative to traditional desserts.

Come back to the Craftsy Blog tomorrow for a roundup of awesome cupcake towers, perfect for displaying mini cupcakes!

How will you make a big bang out of your mini cupcakes?

Comments

  1. Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain says:

    What a great “mini” collection! Thanks for including my “Be Mine” party favor cupcakes. ~Sheryl~