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How to make Letter Mini Birthday Cakes

These letter mini birthday cakes were a big hit at Liam’s 1st birthday party. I made them using an L-shaped cookie cutter and pound cake like these cute baby shower petit fours by Cakegirls.

How to make Letter Mini Birthday Cakes

Then I covered the L letters with melted chocolate and confetti sprinkles that complimented Liam’s polka dot XOXO birthday theme and DIY 1st birthday bib tutorial.

How to make Letter Mini Birthday Cakes

Now everyone knows I’m not an expert baker but I think it’s a big deal to make birthday cakes and treats on your own, imperfections and all, so I gave it a go and you can too! And I made my first ever cake pops using the leftover pound cake from cutting the L-shaped mini birthday cakes.

How to make Letter Mini Birthday Cakes

And displayed them on the table next to colorful M&Ms and polka dot plates.

How to make Letter Mini Birthday Cakes

L is for Liam, my little birthday boy!

How to make Letter Mini Birthday Cakes

WANNA MAKE IT? Step-by-step tutorial and supply list for making letter mini birthday cakes petit fours –>

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Supplies for making letter mini birthday cakes petit fours:

  • Frozen pound cake
  • Chef’s knife
  • Large alphabet cookie cutters
  • Chocolate wafers
  • Paramount crystals
  • Food coloring
  • Sprinkles

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How to make a letter mini birthday cakes petit fours:

Cut the frozen pound cake lengthwise using a chef’s knife to be about 1/2″ tall. Use the cookie cutter to cut L-shapes out of the pound cake.

How to make Letter Mini Birthday Cakes

Place them on a wire rack with aluminum foil-covered jelly roll pan below. I was able to get 10 L mini birthday cakes from one frozen pound cake.

How to make Letter Mini Birthday Cakes

Melt the chocolate in the microwave at 30 second intervals. Stir. Don’t overheat the chocolate or else it will get ruined.

How to make Letter Mini Birthday Cakes

Cakegirls recommended stirring in Paramount Crystals to make it more fluid. It kind of worked, I don’t know, maybe I didn’t add enough.

How to make Letter Mini Birthday Cakes

I added food coloring to a batch of the melted chocolate because I wanted to match the blue shade to Liam’s DIY 1st birthday bib but honestly, I wouldn’t do this in hindsight. I’d just buy colored chocolate. Also make sure that if you do use food coloring that your brand doesn’t include corn syrup or else it will make the chocolate start to get hard like when I made candy clay for Elise’s Buzz Lightyear birthday cake.

How to make Letter Mini Birthday Cakes

Technically, you should be able to pour the chocolate onto the pound cake. I ended up spreading mine with a knife but I’m sure you could do a smoother job!

How to make Letter Mini Birthday Cakes

Now add some confetti sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet.

How to make Letter Mini Birthday Cakes

I made the white batch after the blue batch once the kids were in bed and learned that you need to pull them up from the wire rack when they start to harden a bit to keep them from sticking. Good to know when I make E’s next time for Elise!

How to make Letter Mini Birthday Cakes

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2 Responses to “Letter Mini Birthday Cakes (Petit Fours)”


  1. Kathy Beymer Says:

    @Yolanda, thanks so much for sharing it! Cute site you have.

  2. Yolanda Crisostomo Says:

    I Love it!!! Can’t wait to make it! I hope you don’t mind but I want to share this on my blog with a link back to your blog for the tutorial. Thanks so much! ~Yolanda~


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