I am so blown away by all the sweet comments I got about my Christmas tablescape I did with HomeGoods! Seriously, it has been so amazing going through and reading all of them. If you missed it you can see the tablescape HERE, and there is still time to enter to win the $100 HomeGoods gift card. Just in time for the holidays, so be sure to visit that post. On my tablescape I used mini bundt cakes to create a unique and individual place setting. So today I’m going to share with you how I created them, and seriously, this is the easiest thing in the world, but it’s the extra details we put into things that really make our guests feel appreciated.
These mini bundt cakes are so easy to make, it’s really the pans and the embellishments that make them look so delectable. I have come to the conclusion that mini-cakes are like puppies or kittens, and any other kind of baby animal. Their cuteness factor lies in their small size, and thus makes them simple irresistible!
To make these, I picked up a pack of mini-bundt pans from HomeGoods. They come in a set of 4 under $8. I love looking through the bakeware HomeGoods has because they usually always have exactly what I’m looking for, and magically the items I’m “not” looking for, which ends up being 1/2 my cart.
I picked up a Spice cake mix from the grocery store and prepared it to the box instructions. Next I filled my bundt pans 2/3 of the way with batter.
I baked them at 350 for about 18 minutes. I found that one cake box made about 9 mini bundt cakes, but I also have a heavy pour, so you may be able to squeeze a few more out if you fill the pans only 1/2 way. I always find that when I’m reading recipes I want to know exactly how much the recipe yields, which is super important when you are making individual sized treats!
Once the cakes were cooled it was time to add the snow. In this case powdered sugar to look like a light dusting.
I lightly sprinkled powdered sugar on the tops and sides of the mini bundt cakes. There really wasn’t an exact measuring for this one, I just eye-balled it until it was covered enough to my liking.
Now it was time for the embellishments! I placed 2-3 frozen raspberries on the top of each mini bundt cake.
Next I garnished each mini bundt cake with some fresh mint leaves. I wanted this grouping to resemble holly berry clusters, but still be edible.
Adding some traditional red and green colors, makes these everyday mini bundt cakes feel a bit festive. To serve as desert, I recommend lightly reheating, and serve with fresh homemade whip cream for a light dessert.
To create my holiday tablescape place setting, I placed a mini bundt cake on top of my layered plates.
You can catch all the details that went into the table in my holiday tablescape post HERE. I love the added touch the mini bundt cakes add to each place setting, making it feel personal and festive.
*Photo credit for this post goes to Rachelle Chase Photography, for pulling me out from behind the camera, and catching me in action.*
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