Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mini Wedding Cupcakes

For Ryan and Christina's dessert reception, I baked mini cupcakes (along with other talented bakers who made some incredible cookies). They were all so delicious! I have wanted to try my hand at mini cupcakes, but didn't have a pan or a reason - until now. 

I used a 40% off coupon at A.C. Moore (who actually has a wide selection of baking supplies) and picked up a Wilton 24 count mini muffin pan for around $5.99 (they were $15-$24 at other stores). I also got white mini cupcake papers and nonpareil sprinkles.   

I used one box of Pillsbury Moist Supreme Classic White cake mix and followed the instructions. 

Then I spooned tiny amounts of batter into the paper lined pan. I would say 1/2 to 3/4 full is plenty (no not overfill). I adjusted the baking time to about 12-14 minutes, until they looked nice and golden. Be careful not to overcook. 

Fresh from the oven. Beautiful little golden domes. Let them cool.

In the meantime, I mixed up some frosting. I used a can of vanilla frosting (you can use whatever kind you like, except whipped). I added blue and green food coloring to try and match their wedding color (marine blue).

I spooned frosting into my trusty frosting gun (cookie press) and started decorating the cooled cupcakes with a star tip.

A little dollop here. A little dollop there. Some sprinkles on top. Ta-da! 

One box of cake mix yielded about 75 mini cupcakes! Only 66 fit on the tray. I don't know what happened to the other 9. There may have been some rejects. And I may have had to eat them. 

How cute is this cupcake? I'm pretty proud of this photo too. Look at that perfectly swirled frosting. I would definitely make these again, especially for a party or picnic. I wonder how mini blueberry muffins would be.


  1. These are so cute and you don't have to feel guilty eating one or two. Please share with our readers by linking up at Muffin (and Cupcake) Monday. Thanks!


  2. Thanks so much for linking up at Muffin Monday! Have a great day!

  3. How cute are these? And I love that they are mini. Would love for you to share this at Fat Camp Friday this weekend. One recipe is picked every Monday and featured on my front page all week! http://tiny.cc/FatCampFriday29


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