According to @jadecakestudo’s Instagram Reel, to make this mini cupcake layer cake, you will need to start off by icing one cupcake as the dessert’s base. After you smooth out your first cupcake’s icing with a cake scraper, you’ll stack on your second cupcake layer top-first. Once you’ve properly evened out the second cupcake’s icing, you’ll need to put the center dowel in the first two cupcake layers for stability. Then you’ll finish off your mini layer cake by adding and icing the final cupcake, which also needs to be placed face-down. Finally, with all of your cupcakes assembled, you can smooth out your icing one last time and enjoy a sweet mini-layer cake.
While this baking tip is undoubtedly one of the easiest ways to make a mini-layer cake, because cupcakes tend to vary in size, using this method means that your tiny treats may not come out perfectly even. Tasting Table’s mini layer cake recipe will give you a more seamless look without slathering on additional frosting: simply make a regular sheet cake and then use a cookie cutter to cut out the tiny, even cake layers. However, it is important to note this method will leave you with a lot of wasted cake. (Hey, you could always see this as an opportunity to make cake pops or truffles.) So keep that in mind when you decide which pan-free mini layer cake tip to use.