MINI-CAKES AND CUPCAKES


Serves: 5

Ingredients

Directions:

What's even more fun than a great big cake? Lots of little cakes! And they're easy to decorate, too! So the next time your celebration or mood calls for a cake, make small cakes, then break out the frosting, sprinkles and candies and get family or friends involved in adding some finishing touches.
Mini Party Cakes
Start with 1 package Betty Crocker SuperMoist cake mix (any flavor). Each package makes about 50 little cakes. Heat oven to 350°. Spread batter in greased and floured jelly roll pan. Bake 25 to 33 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean cool completely. Frost the cake, then cut into
smaller shapes. First cut cake into thirds, then cut into triangles, squares or diamonds.

Cut cake into thirds then cut into diamonds, squares or triangles.
A variety of pretty decorations give your little cakes
a personal touch. Here are just a few ideas:
T Top with mini chocolate chips, candies,
pastel mints or jelly beans.
T Sprinkle the tops of cakes with colored
sugar or sprinkles.
T Drizzle zigzag lines with melted chocolate.
Use dark chocolate on white frosting white chocolate on chocolate frosting.
T Add a garden-fresh touch by topping with
edible flowers such as violets, primroses and rose petals (make sure they're pesticide free).
Cupcakes
Cupcakes are easy to transport, making them perfect for parties and picnics. And because they're individual, they're more fun to hold and eat! You can make
a batch from any cake batter you'll get about
24 cupcakes. Here are some quick tips for making party-perfect cupcakes:
T Line medium muffin cups with paper baking cups. Look for festive cups in colors and
special designs at your supermarket, party store or paper supply store.
T Fill each cup about 2/3 full with batter.
Bake according to package directions.
T If you have only one 12-cup muffin pan, cover and refrigerate the rest of the batter while the first batch is baking.
T For mini-cupcakes, use small muffin cups,
1 3/4 x 1 inch. Heat oven to 350°, and bake
15 to 20 minutes. You'll get about 60 small cupcakes.



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