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Mini Cupcakes for the Win!

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:

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!

Mahalo! xo-Jenn

4 comments

  1. Gaby

    Hi, I was wondering how much you modified your recipe for cookie dough mini cupcakes. Id love to make minis but dont know how much of the ingredients i need to mix to make a dozen. Thanks! I love your cupcakes btw 🙂

    Reply

    1. Betsy ~ @JavaCupcake

      Usually a dozen regular cupcakes = 2-3 dozen mini’s. Sometimes more. I usually don’t make one dozen mini’s at a time because the amount of batter you’d need is so small… it’s almost impossibly to make only that much.

      Reply

  2. Alissa

    Could you please tell me the bake time for your mini cupcakes & did you use a simple syrup before you iced them? Thanks!

    Reply

    1. Betsy Eves

      I always check them after about 8-10 minutes. 🙂 But oven times vary.

      Reply

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