Bridesmaid Baby Cakes can be personalized with each attendant's initials. The batter is the same one used in the larger wedding cake, but Jan baked the Poppy Seed Cake in a jellyroll pan and cut it into flower shapes. For a formal affair, use white-on-white frosting or monochromatic hues. Experiment with contrasting colors for a casual look.
Prepare cake, 1 recipe at a time, using 2 jellyroll pans; bake as directed.
Cut out 24 cake layers, using a 3-inch scalloped cutter.
Sandwich together 2 layers with a small amount of Buttercream Frosting; repeat with remaining layers. Place each cake on a wire rack over a shallow bowl or pan.
Prepare Poured Fondant, 1 recipe at a time; tint with food coloring paste, if desired. Quickly pour fondant over cakes, completely covering tops and sides. Reheat excess fondant, if necessary. Continue until cakes are evenly coated. Let dry before decorating.
Insert a coupler into a large decorating bag. Fit coupler with metal tip #1, and fill bag with remaining frosting. Pipe bridesmaids' initials on center of cakes, if desired. Pipe a shell border with metal tip #16 around top and bottom edges of cakes.
The recipes for the cake and fondant are easy to make; however, actually getting the fondant on the cakes is next to IMPOSSIBLE! Yes, pouring the fondant over the top is easy, but there is just NO WAY to cover the sides...tried spooning it along the edges, turning the cakes on their sides, even dipping them directly into warm fondant. Don't waste your time on this!