Mini cakes

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Mini cakes are making a comeback these days. In Malaysia, I seldom see any shops selling the mini cake pans. I’ve seen some sold when I was teaching in C Siang, Johor Bahru. But in KL, I’m not so sure where to get them. I bought mine online, from Surbiton Sugarcraft. Mine looks like this :

Each is 2.5 inch in diameter, total 16 rings. I like having this cute multi-mini round cake pan set. I was told that we can also make mini cakes by cutting a big cake, and then sculpting them into smaller sizes. Don’t think I have the time and patience to do that. :)

Anyway, today I tried a new recipe. It’s called 1-2-3-4 cake (seriously !)

The ingredients :
1 cup of butter
2 cups of sugar ( I use 1 3/4 cups only)
3 cups of all purpose flour or cake flour
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 cups buttermilk ( I substitute with 1 1/4 milk + 2 tablespoon lemon)
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Method :
Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter and flour the mini cake pan set. Sift the flour with the baking powder and soda. Cream the butter and sugar until very light. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Then mix in the vanilla extract. Lastly, beat in the flour alternating with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the flour.

I use an ice-cream scoop, the medium size, not too small or big. I put 2 scoops of the batter in each mini pan. Or just fill them up halfway. I end up getting 15 mini cakes. Don’t be tempted to fill more than needed, otherwise the batter will rise and spill out of the pan (an ugly sight.. ) Anyway, the ready mini cake should look like the one below.

The recipe turns out delicious, the texture of the cake is not too soft making it suitable to be covered with fondant. The mini cake is really small, actually. Slightly bigger than a muffin. I had fun decorating each of them..

(Berries and flowers courtesy of Cake Connection)

A few more pictures in my Flickr. Thanks for looking :) .

p/s : Class in Penang will be held on 31st Jan and 1st Feb, seats are still available, please email me to register. Thanks.


aurora says:

Thanks for your visit in my blog…nice to know you Sis.. See my comment in my blog.

Intan says:

cantik sangat n you have the most artistic hand ever

Min says:

Thanks Jerri & Kak Kam.

Nadia, cupcakes akak jual from RM3.50. Email me ye. Tq.

KAK KAM says:

Hai Min, semua Mini Cakes tu comel. Nanti kak belajar ya.


u ade buat cupcakes?
kalu i nak tempah cupcakes ngn u camner erk?
rape harganye??

zaharah says:

kalu leh zara nak order gan foundant sekali..?

zaharah says:

kak min
tin cup cake tue jual ke..?
kalu zara nak order gan kak min leh ke..?

Min says:

Zai and all , thanks.
Kak Mai, mini tin ni tinggi sikit dari muffin tin.
Farida, wow bestnye buat course kat uitm. Dtg la kelas akak, schedule kat top page.
ShahRose, good luck to you. Boleh la join kelas I kat Penang 31st jan ni (promosi pulak..) :) .

ShahRose76 says:

Berminat tuk belajar buat cc and various kind of cakes…tapi tak tau nak belajar di mana coz now baru je pindah di Alor star kedah and tak de basic pun membuat cake! Nice blog!

farida says:

blaja kat uitm..tp uitm kurang aja bakeri la.banyak hot cooking je.
jadi kalo nak blaja decorate, terpaksa amek klas kat lua.kalo akak nak buat klas, saye nak join ye?

ida isk says:

mak oiiiiii cutenyaaaaaaaaa

Izah says:

Hi Min
Actually not sure if you know this…..the actual name for the mini cakes french call it “petite four”. Petite is small and four means oven.

Anyway i’ve learned to do in my advance course…. a little tedious on the poured fondant but….. ok i guess.

Nancy Tan says:

they are so sweet lah Min… love them.

A very belated Happy New Year Min.. i have been soooo lazy that you wouldnt believe it.. lazy to blog, lazy to bake.. lazy just to wake up haha..but luckily, i think that phase has passed and that is why i am here… and i love your grapes on the mini cake :D.. gives me inspiration to bake and decorate again :D

Kak Mai says:

Got your e-mail Min, thanks a lot.

Cute mini cakes. I’m curious, kalau pakai ordinary muffin tin outcomenya tak sama ke….

zaitgha says:

the recipe that you used is the classic recipe for pound cake….easy to remember kan? i love the molds too

Min says:

Iza, shopping sakan la tu kat C Siang.. bestkan kat situ, adik boleh beli byk shape and tin nye jual satu-satu. Good luck with your project.

Aimi, ha’ah kena sapu margerin and then tepung, mcm biasa.

Ahmootha, thanx. How’s the new house ? When la, how’s warming party ni ?

Rozana, Wan & Lyza, kita pun bankrup beli tin ni, mcm mana nak beli extra ? semunya pound sterling.

Ninoz, selalu dgr kek madeline ni. Teringat cite kartun Madeline pulak.. mcm mana rupa kek tu ?

Rani, nak order ? Boleh, email akak ye.

Nina, masa I beli tu ngan brg lain sekali, so I guess the shipping cost tu dah lain. Maybe you can email their customer service to get the right shipping price for the item.

Hai Iken, thanks singgah :) .

iken says:


i reli luv ur blogs…make me feel wonderful evri time see ur kek & kapkeks….yummy…hehehhe

Hi K.Min!
Nina seafrost here! Been eyeing this mini pan since last year, plus yang other shapes too, geram sangat esp pan square yg boleh adjust size tu…btw, hope you can inform me here or email me personally at seafrost8@yahoo.com on how much the pan & shipment cost in RM…kena buat calculation earlier ni, esp since the pan is heavy (ye ke?). And yeah, Surbiton are one of my fav online shops :)

lyzaghazali says:

Min, they are all very nice, cute and elegant …. Can u put me on the list of those yang nak the mini pans oso ..:) …TQ …… *fluttering eyes* …


rani says:

comel la k.min!!!!

Maira Rani says:

wow! so so cuteeeee…can i order with different fruits on top of each mini cake? so so cute cannot tahan..hehe

ninoz says:

mcm acuan kek madeline
my mom been looking for these mould for years…

Min..it’s so comel..same question..awat x beli banyak2 kek tin ..bolih you get it for me too? ..

rozana says:

Min…kek ni comel,x de beli xtra ke cake tin ni?boleh purchase dr min je…mahal sikit x p…latest for 2009….

Ahmootha says:

lovely! happy new year.

aimi says:

alahai…comeinya kek ni… kak min sapu marjerin la kat keliling bekas tu kan?? kalau tak, payah lak nak kluarkan mini kek tu, betul tak??

iza says:

oh oh kak min, i will definitely make a trip to csing this weekend. thx for the info!