Some friends of mine recently started a monthly craft group. Think book club, but with crafts. Last weekend was the first session I was able to go to, and the craft was painting terra cotta pots. When I went to the craft store to pick up my pots, and I saw the itty bitty ones, inspiration struck. I grabbed four medium-sized pots to paint, and 12 mini ones for dessert!
The sales lady said they would be fine to bake in if lined. I tested the size with mini cupcake liners and they fit perfectly. Then, because I’ve been really trying to cut back on sweets, I found a recipe to make just four chocolate cupcakes. This recipe made 16 mini cupcakes.
How I did it:
- Remove labels from pots; wash and dry. (Alternately, this post offers different directions for preparing the pots, however because I used liners I wasn’t too worried about it!)
- Add cupcake liners to the pots, and place the pots in a cupcake pan to keep them steady.
- Prepare cupcake batter and fill liners about 2/3 full (I piped the batter with a round tip so as not to spill any over the edge).
- Bake as directed (it may take a little bit longer than normal with the added material).
- Cool completely on a cooling rack (I kept the pots in the pan the whole time so they wouldn’t fall).
- Prepare frosting, and frost as desired (I didn’t have the right piping tip to make the frosting look like grass, so I used No. 199 and topped with sugar flowers).
- After frosting each cupcake, I placed the pots back in the pan and kept them there for transport as well.
These mini cupcake pots were a hit at craft night! They’d be great for garden parties or themed birthdays, too.