With Ann Reardon

Miniature Wedding Cake for Valentines Day

Happy Valentine’s Day for Feb 14th!

Dave and I also just celebrated our wedding anniversary and had a lovely night out at a restaurant overlooking the city and, afterwards, we even went to the drive-in to watch a movie! Yes, drive-ins still exist. Friends of ours looked after our kids for the evening, what a blessing.

A miniature wedding cake seemed perfect to mark the occasion. I also wanted to include a snippet from our wedding ceremony but all I could find was some dodgy handheld footage from the reception. These days it seems like everyone has amazing wedding videography but when we got married it was a friend with a video camera and a tripod (if you’re lucky). Stabilizers were so expensive they were only used on movie sets and phones didn’t come equipped with video cameras. As you can tell, we have been happily married for quite some time 😀

miniature wedding cake fondant

To make your own miniature wedding cake you will need:

My Vanilla cake recipe baked in a small cake ring (a small round cookie cutter will do)
This makes enough for one 8″ round cake tin
400g (14.11 ounces) caster sugar
195g (6.88 ounces) butter or margarine
200g (7.05 ounces) plain flour
60g (2.12 ounces) potato stach
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
250mL (8.45 fluid ounces) or 1 cup milk
2 tablespoon brandy
1 Tblspn vanilla essence
4 eggs

Buttercream:
30g (1.06 ounces) or 1/8 cup butter
2/3 cup or 75g (2.65 ounces) icing sugar (icing mixture is fine-it does not have to be pure icing sugar)

Other:
100g (3.53 ounces) Fondant
50g (1.76 ounces) black fondant
pink food colouring
green food colouring (to colour the fondant for the leaves)
mini cake board
mini cake stand (I made mine).

mini wedding cake dollhouse

17 Comments View Comments

  1. Why is it that every time someone asks on any video or recipe here about the mini eggs or choc chips or other tiny ingredients you completely skip over the comment? You answer every other comment so the ones you do not stand out like a sore thumb and they are all about the mini eggs/ingredients lol. I’ve been a fan of how to cook that for years and years and Ann has always happily shared all information and research and templates until now? It’s not like we all have perfectly functional custom made mini kitchens/tools and the skills to craft master pieces full size let alone in miniature so why all the secrecy? It’s not like you Ann… ps: At the very least you could say something along the lines of “Sorry! Family secret 😉 ” – this response is acceptable from restaurants etc and is better than no response at all. 🙁 Still LOVE your videos and your personality and will continue to watch enjoy and bake! Just kind of disappointed in the silence.

    • Admin HowToCookThat

      Hi Christina, If you watch regularly, you would have noted that Ann made some comments about this previously. Most especially she has commented that she would love to hear your ideas. No secrecy involved though the air of mystery is kind of fun!. Of course people keep asking….. that is half the fun. Thanks for commenting.

    • You could also melt and temper chocolate and then use a plastic bag with a very small hole in it to pipe tiny chocolate chips.

  2. Beautiful and detailed work!!!!

  3. Hi there, Ann! My Mum is just DYING to know how you obtain the miniature eggs? We both love your videos and can’t wait or more!

    • Admin HowToCookThat

      Hi Beth, You have to make the just like everything else in the minature kitchen.

  4. This is so cute! But where can I find the recipe for the miniature version and how do I find mini eggs?

  5. LOVE THIS!!!❤️❤️❤️Where did you get the teeny supplies?

  6. Where did you get those tiny eggs? Thay look soo cute!

  7. Wow! What patience!

  8. As for those eggs, it must be spherification! Love you!

  9. I love everything miniature!!!!!

    • Admin HowToCookThat

      me too!

  10. Thank you sooo much this is exactly what i wanted! love miniature things.

  11. OMG!!! I LOVED THIS!!! Where did you ever find eggs that small? Seeing those eggs had to be my FAVORITE part!!! Your SO TALENTED!!!

    • It has to be hummingbird eggs, I mean to be that small.

    • Admin HowToCookThat

      Thanks Annmarie, You make Ann smile with comments like that!

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