I heart mini cupcakes. I know that they’re not everyone’s cup of tea, but I think that they’re pretty fantastic… especially for 1st birthdays! We took a little road trip down to California for my god-daughter, Savannah’s 1st birthday party… and as a good cupcakin’ auntie, I made all of the cupcakes for the party!
Here’s the thing about mini cupcakes, they don’t really look like a ton of cupcakes when they’re on display, but 120 mini cupcakes goes a long way!
Instead a super long post with step-by-step directions for each cupcake, I figured I would link to the recipes that I used, just so you can get an idea of what worked for me ;)
I made 2 dozen mini cupcakes in 5 different cupcake varieties:
- Cookie Dough with Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Brownie with Cream Cheese Buttercream
- Chocolate Chip Pancake
- Red Velvet
- Banana with Nutella Buttercream
I modified all of the recipes to make 1 dozen regular sized cupcakes, which basically turns into 2 dozen mini cupcakes. I kept it simple and used white, mini cupcake liners and 2 pastry tips from Bake It Pretty (Giant Closed Star Pastry Tip and Super Star Giant Pastry Tip).
I think the biggest hit of the party was cookie dough, but I’m guessing that’s because they had little chocolate chip cookies on them :) Cupcakes & cookies=win for the kids! I went with a semi-homemade version of these cupcakes and instead of making chocolate chip cookies, I just bought a bag of bite sized chips ahoy cookies.
If you’re planning a party, consider mini cupcakes. The birthday girl had about 3 banana & nutella cupcakes… she totally loved them! I decided to display them on a large platter, just to keep set-up easy since we were at a park… but, I also have a mini cupcake stand that is super cute!
If you have any questions, as always, please let me know!