Mini Cake Challenge – January

Number 12 on my “26 Before 27″ list is to decorate a mini cake each month. And since Monday was my birthday, I decided this month to make myself a tiny birthday cake. It came out terrible.. I almost don’t want to post pictures of it!! The icing I used was WAY too thin. I’ve never really used icing tips before either, and I’ve learned that I don’t have a very steady hand.

Just so I don’t feel like a complete fail, here are some of the cakes I’ve made in the past. See, I’m not really that bad of a decorator!!

 Fondant with gum paste flowers
 Jason’s zombie cake (Had a little too much fun with the red food coloring haha)
Juniper’s 2nd birthday cupcakes
So without further hesitation, here is my hideously girly, super runny, see-how-many-icing-tips-I-can-use-from-my-new-set birthday cake. Lessons learned – 1. Next time use better icing… 2. I need some more food coloring options!

And of course it wouldn’t be a cake decorating night without my traditional leftovers cupcakes! Since the cake is so tiny, I use the leftover cake batter to make a small batch of cupcakes and use them to squirt all of the leftover icing from my piping bag. (I hate to waste something so yummy!) Is it sad that I almost like these more than the cake itself?

Just wait, by the end of the year I’m going to be a world-famous cake decorator.

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