In The Mini Cupcake Business

by moderndomestic on November 26, 2010

Mini cupcakes. Still working on those rosettes.

I have to say, I was never a huge mini cupcake fan. I didn’t understand the appeal, honestly – they seemed so small and anemic compared to their full-sized counterparts. And I lacked the right hardware (mini cupcake pans, mini cupcake liners), and the patience to make them at home.

But after baking literally thousands of mini cupcakes at Treet, I have forgotten that cupcakes come in any other size. When I eat a full-sized cupcake, I’m aghast at how large it is, how much frosting it contains, how you have to cut them into quarters to try different flavors.

Now that Treet is over, I’ve started making them for customers of my own, and for Spilled Milk. I had a mini cupcake order last week, and I took the extras to a pre-Thanksgiving party at my friend Kristen’s. The only part I haven’t quite figured out is the piping – the rosettes I’ve doing seem unnaturally large to me  and kind of tower over the cake.

Here’s some shots of the mini’s I made last week. I think they’re pretty cute.

A mini version of my salted caramel cupcake - dark chocolate cake, salted caramel buttercream, caramel and fleur de sel.

Vanilla pound cake, chocolate icing.

Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing. This is a new red velvet recipe, and I think I like it more than my old one.

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Rachel November 26, 2010 at 4:50 pm

They are so cute! Everyone loves things in small packages!


Victoria (District Chocoholic) November 26, 2010 at 6:33 pm

I love tiny-tiny desserts at parties – I bet these will be very popular because people will be able to sample more of your delicious cupcake flavors.


Michelle December 1, 2010 at 12:32 pm

I personally love mini cupcakes and will encourage my customers to order them in that size if they are having a party with a lot of guests. I think they’re the perfect portion size, the cupcake to frosting ratio is more sensible, and it’s easier to make many minis for lots of party guests.


anna May 29, 2012 at 9:52 pm

You’re minis look awesome. Frosting has the perfect consistancy. I am having a hard time looking for different size mini liners. The size from Michaels is too small, would you know where to order the next size up mini liner?


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