These are the wonderful cakes I made for my daughter's first birthday. I had wanted to make cupcakes at first, but then decided I wanted something more along the lines of teacakes. I know it's not a totally original idea, but I wanted to share how I did it, so you can try it too. Plus they are sooooo yummy!! :)
I started with a frozen pound cake. I let it thaw in the refrigerator. The cutter I have is an antique that my mom gave to me. It's about 1.5 inches tall and about 1.25 inches across the wide part.
I then cut the cakes in half through the middle, being careful to make it an even cut.
Start cutting out the shapes and put them aside.
I got ten hearts out of each half. Yours may vary depending on the size of your cutter.
Look at all those scraps! What can I do with all those extra pieces.....
I know.... mmmmmm..... ;)
This is what I got from two frozen cakes, minus one that my daughter snatched.
I used canned icing, for ease, but you can make your own if you want.
I made a double boiler out of a bowl and small pot half filled with water.
Turn the heat up to about med. high and let the water get hot, then turn it down to low. You don't want the water to boil.
Stir occasionally until the icing melts. I like it to be a bit thinner than pancake batter.
Dip the bottom of the cake and place it on a fork, slotted spatula....or another of your favorite kitchen implements.
Then spoon the melted icing over the cake until it is completely covered. You can do this a few times if you want, but I would wait until the icing on the cake cools a bit.
Then I gently place the iced caked on to a cookie sheet with foil, wax paper or parchment.
(sorry I forgot to take a picture of that) At this point you can add sprinkles or other decor.
Then into the refrigerator it goes.
When the cakes are chilled I remove them from the cookie sheet and place them into some cupcake papers.
I recently made these for a baby shower and they were a huge hit!