Fall Baking Adventures
We enlisted the help of a few mini Main Streeters to do some baking using our Autumn Cakelet Pan and created some yummy, fun treats to share with you. We used a tried and true carrot cake mix from a box and tried this icing recipe from King Arthur flour to attempt our fabulous Fall petit fours:
Using our favorite mixing bowls from MainStShop.com we set up for mini cake perfection. What we love about the icing recipe is that it is made with white chocolate chips, as if icing could get any better??
Pro-tip, you want to fill the cups just almost to the brim to avoid puffy cakelets....
Once we got our portion size down, and sampled several puffy ones - quality control measures of course - we were ready to put together our icing. Love the idea of petit four icing to allow the kiddos to drizzle the icing over and add some fall color to these perfect fall shapes. Mad debate ensued as to whether the pumpkin, acorn, leaf or turkey were in fact the best cakelet shape. Our baking experts did weigh in that shape did not affect their yumminess.
The experts at work.
We found the icing recipe easy to follow and worked as written. We suggest melting the chocolate in the microwave, worked great and simmering and double boilers confuse us. It was messy, but deliciously so, and all decided this is the perfect fall treat for dessert, thanksgiving, or a tea party under a pretty fall tree! Showcased of course on our favorite mini cake stands because presentation is everything. Happy baking!
- Tina Beattie