Naked Mini Cakes DIY

I will show you how to make these impressive mini naked cakes!

Little mini naked cakes on individual stands with red, white and pink flowers in a vase beside them.

Hello friends! Hope your week has been good so far… With a long weekend, it is hard to believe that the next weekend is already right around the corner. I’m not complaining though ;)! So I recently made my first naked cake a couple months ago which had me itching to try mini cake versions. I have had it in the works for a while and finally got to it this week. So without further ado, here is the smaller version of the ever popular Naked Cake!

Here is what I used to bake these sweet little treats up…

Mini cakes, a plate, and icing in a bag on the counter.

  • Baked cupcakes (these were boxed gluten/dairy free for our family 😉
  • Icing in a tipped or cut ziplock bag
  • Serrated knife for cutting level cake tiers
  • Butter spreading knife or a steel scraper/chopper
  • Embellishments such as edible flowers, sprinkles, etc…

Here is how you will make the small cakes…

A baked cupcake cut in a third on the plate.

  • Cut the top of your cupcake off to create a level tier. You will want to do this with three cupcakes making three tiers. They will not be exactly the same size or diameter and that is really ok. The icing helps even things out!

White icing piped on a third of the cupcake.

  • Begin layering on frosting – to change things up, I showed this in the shape of a flower. Which may just get smoothed out or you can choose to leave it.

The second layer of cupcake with frosting in between.

  • Again do this to all three layers of the mini cake.

The third layer of cupcake and frosting on top.

  • Like I mentioned you could leave them like this – which would be less of a traditional naked cake, but they were still pretty.

A knife smoothing out the white frosting.

  • I chose to continue on and smooth out and scrape off the frosting. That is the best way I can describe how you ice these types of cakes. It is almost like you are leaving the littlest amount of icing you can. I also found for the smaller cakes a butter spreading knife was easier . With a bigger cake the chopper/scraper was ideal.

The mini naked cake on a white cake stand with a purple and white posy flower beside it.

What I like most about these cakes (in my opinion) is that they are not meant to be perfect. I love their sweet but organic look and it makes this cake so much easier to do than it seems!

A mini naked cake with a white flower on top of it.

You can top these pretty cakes with so many different things. I chose flowers but anything goes (I would recommend food safe items of course ;)!

A mini naked cake with a white flower and extra piping dots around the top and bottom.

Beaded icing or just plain with nothing is beautiful too!

Outdoor table setting with pretty flowers in the middle.

Anyhow here they are simply set at our patio table and ready to enjoy.

Red and white large floral bouquet in middle of white table.

It didn’t take a ton of work for a pretty dessert either.

Individual mini cupcake with white and purple flower on top.

Hope you enjoy as much as we did…

Outdoor table decorated for a garden party.

These cakes were gone that evening after dinner!

Wicker chairs on patio beside table.

White napkin with a flower napkin holder in gold.

Posy flowers in a vase on the table.

Clear vase filled with garden flowers.

White mini cake stand with naked cake on it.

Thanks for stopping by you all and see you later for The Inspiration Gallery!

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    1. Hi Anita, I found these at the dollar spot in Target, but I have seen them out and about at places like HomeGoods, Marshalls etc.. too.

  1. What a perfect size dessert and so elegant looking! Thank you for sharing the directions and your presentation!
    And I LOVE your French bistro chairs! Do they have to be stored inside during rain?

    1. Karlene thank you very much! Our patio is covered and this is the first year that we have had them, but I would think they could be out for mild weather as they are outdoor chairs. Maybe snow and harsher weather would call for covering up – but we have really enjoyed them so far!

    1. Hi Vicky! Thank you! The rings are from MacKenzie-Childs and the forks are from Grandin Road – I appreciate you stopping by!

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