DIY Wednesday: Votive Cup Mini Cakes!
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself, Wedding Cakes

By: Victoria Hudgins

Everything this season seems to be getting smaller and I love the idea of serving individual desserts at a reception. How about votive cup mini cakes?! These votive-cup-baked cakes take the term cupcake to a whole new level. They make splendid plate toppers or are cute for a dessert bar display. Interspersing them with actual candlelight votives can be a festive touch. If you’re wanting a unique dessert option, they’re a bit different… more modern and sophisticated, if you will… than the original cupcake!


Step One. Make your favorite cake recipe just as your normally would.

Step Two. Collect small glass votive holders and wash them up.

Step Three. Spray each cup with a cooking spray (or dust with flour) and fill 2/3 of the way full with cake batter.

Step Four. Place 12 cups per baking pan; bake according to the recipe. Be sure to check on the cakes at about half the baking time (it will take a bit less time then a normal cake takes to cook).

Step Five. Let your mini cakes cool fully.  

You can frost your cakes and serve them inside the votive cups, or you can turn them upside down to remove from the glass.  Top your mini cakes with a tiny fork for a dainty treat!

Project Design and Photography by Victoria Hudgins

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  • Tara

    These are adorable but I might have to have more than one!

  • Ashley – Collect all your guests’ photos automatically

    Oh. Yummy. So cute! I wanna have..


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  • Colorado Springs Wedding Planners

    I love this idea and integrating it into the design and color!

  • Red

    LOOOOOVE this idea…here’s another idea: when u take the cake out of the cup, allow it to rest and/or refrigerate for an hour..slice into 2 or 3 layers then ice with whipped cream or frosting between each layer..replace layers and put a little cream on top, then top with a decoration (candied fruit, sugar flower, etc.)..serve as a mini-cake

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