This easy to make Mini Leaf Shaped Cakes are perfect for a fall wedding reception. If you are looking for a fun new way to share your wedding cake with your guest, then you have to try making these Mini Leaf Shaped Cakes. Your fall wedding guests can each have their own whole cake served to them on individual plates.
This is an elegant and new twist on the traditional fall wedding cake ideas.
I am always looking for fun and new fall wedding cake ideas. There are so many possibilities.
You can use this edible Mini Leaf y Shaped Wedding Cakes for a great gift for someone special as well. They would be well suited for a romantic fall dinner for two, or even a get well soon treat.
To Make Mini Leaf Shaped Wedding Cakes You Will need:
1 of your favorite boxed white cake mixes
1 – 2 Tub of Vanilla icing
White Tube Writing Icing (2 to 3 tubes)
1 Leaf shaped cookie cutter (about 4 inches wide)
Bake your favorite cake mix as usual. You need to bake it in a 13″ X 9″ baking pan. You can bake two cakes (or more for a large fall wedding) and cut them out exactly the same to make a large number of Mini Leaf Shaped Wedding Cakes .
Once the cake has cooled flip it out of the baking pans onto a large platter, carving board, or whatever you have.
Now, stick the cake in the freezer for about 20 to 30 minutes. You want to slightly freeze is, but not freeze it completely. This will help you cut it into the shape of the Mini Leaf Shaped Fall Wedding Cakes.
Now, use a Leaf shaped cookie cutter to cut out the Mini Leaf Shaped Wedding Cakes on the sheet cake. Simply press the cookie cutter in like you would cookie dough. Pop the Leaf out and lay it on a flat surface.
You should find this sheet cake cuts easily into the shape of these Mini Daisy Shaped Wedding Cakes since it is chilled and slightly frozen. This will make the cake much more easy to cut and get crisp clean edges of the small Daisies.
Now, you really should go ahead and place these simple Mini Leaf Shaped Wedding Cakes on a board or serving platter before you decorate it. You will not be able to move it once you decorate it or you will ruin it.
Now, take your 1 tub of the icing. You can use any colors that you want to match your wedding. To make these daises elegant I recommend leaving them in white and outline in white piping icing.
You may need both tubs (or more) to adequacy cover a large number Mini Leaf Shaped Wedding Cakes.
Coat the entire Mini Leaf Shaped Fall Wedding Cakes with a thick coat of icing. Use your spatula or butter knife to make the icing really smooth and flat. The more smooth the better. In fact if you like working with fondant icing, that would be the best, but you can use regular canned icing for this. Reserve some icing aside for touch ups later.
Tip: You may find it easier to apply a thin coat of icing to the entire Mini Leaf Shaped Wedding Cakes . Then place the wedding cakes in the refrigerator for about an hour.
Once this thin layer has chilled apply another thicker coat of white vanilla icing. This first coat is called the crumb coat for obvious reasons. This is a great way that the wedding cake professionals use to get a clean smooth surface of icing on their fall wedding cakes.
Now for the real fun. You get to decorate your Mini Leaf Shaped Wedding Cakes. Apply a second smooth coat of your butter cream or vanilla icing.
To garnish take your tube of matching white icing and outline your Leaf. You can first make the leaf stems as well.
So, if you want you can make this Leaf cake in any color, to make it look elegant be sure to pipe on the outlines in the same color though!
The look is timeless and perfect for any fall wedding cake!