Miniature Devil’s Food Cake by Melissa McKelvey
Via Flickr:
I decided to make tiny cakes…I think the thought came to me when I was trying to fall asleep one day last week. Anyway… This tiny cake is sitting on a bread plate…if that helps you to visualize how small it is. These are made from a slight adaptation of the Devil’s Food Cake recipe in Baking Illustrated…I added more chocolate, lots of espresso powder and some Godiva and Starbucks Coffee liqueurs to the mix. Then I made a mocha buttercream frosting. From there, I spent a lot of time slicing and icing itty bitty cake layers. But they’re so precious that it was worth the time.

I’m trying something new.
Let’s call it a challenge! (oooh the big word)
The idea is to create one miniature scene per week.
Partly because it’s fun, partly to boost my own creativity.

The pizza scene :
I made : pizza oven, food, floor, wall, wood trays.
I bought : table, baskets, metal baskets, frame
Real : the tomato
Why? I love pizza. Duh. And I learned to make pizza dough, so pizza is on mind often enough :)

If you want to see the work in progress and behind the scenes, hop on instagram, herehere and here :)


RISE & SHINE! Anyone else want to skip work today and join me for a mid morning brunch?!?! Mini Pancakes, Yogurt Parfaits, AMAZING @greenmountainminibaked Donuts, Naked Cake, and Cookies! Our Mother’s Day Brunch + FREE Printables is on the blog! It would be a fabulous Bridal Brunch as well! 📷 @heathercarpenterphotography
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🌽I have a little exciting news…💥 I have been working with a publisher for the past 3 months on making a book, A BOOK, I’m beyond excited (also very stressed)

Sorry if I have been quiet on my updates, this is why! I can’t show any work for a while yet but will keep ya updated, thanks for you continued support xxxx