Nothing says I love you more than a special homemade cake! Okay, maybe in our eyes, but these charming Mini Mom Cakes are sure to bring a smile to mom’s face! We wanted to make something that showed it was baked with love and I think we succeeded with these fun little cakes. You can serve them with fruit or ice cream and it’s such a thoughtful and adorable dessert. For the cake, we made a simple 1,2,3,4 vanilla cake and a delicious, whipped meringue buttercream frosting that went so perfectly together.
To make the mini letter cakes, split the batter in half between two 9 x 13 cake pans. This will make two thin cakes and it’s a lot cleaner than baking one cake and cutting it. You can bake them at the same time and they cook fairly quickly since they’re split into two pans. Once the cakes are baked and cooled, we used mini letter cookie cutters to cut out the word “mom.”
We wanted to double stack the cake letters so we could have a frosting filling. You can also do a fruit filling too! We used cookie cutters and cut the letters out straight from the pan once the cake was cooled. We cut out 16 M’s and 8 O’s to make four mini mom cakes. We placed the letters on a cookie sheet and then prepared the frosting. This is my go-to recipe for frosting! It’s really the best and you’ll have plenty of frosting left.
Since the cake letters are about 2 1/2 – 3 inches it would be hard and messy to frost them with a knife. Instead, I added the frosting into a piping bag with a 1/2″ hole and pipped the frosting onto the letters, then stacked them. We spread the frosting out a little on the top to look more like a frosted cake.
To give them a charming touch, we added a few dried flowers and sprinkles!
These unique Mini Mom Cakes really weren’t hard to make, just a little time consuming. But they’re so worth it if you’re looking for a charming treat to serve this Mother’s Day! They would make a cute gift too if you want to celebrate your mama friends as well!