Love Letter Cake {Mini}

Use this cake decorating tutorial to make easy mini love letter cake. Great for Anniversaries or Valentine’s day and can be used as Wedding party favors.

I am a sucker for handwritten letters, which inspired me to make these cakes. I find actual love letters so sweet and personal but, in this day and age, emails have replaced them, *sigh*. Seriously, I don’t find anything romantic about reading emails! By the way, remember these Valentine’s Day Cookies (Love Letter Cookies)? Today’s treats are inspired by that same design.These mini cakes would be so great to serve on Anniversaries and Valentine’s day or they can even be used as Wedding party favors. These are also so much fun to make with kids because you get to see their creativity shine through. These cakes are just as stunning as this Rosette Cake (Buttercream) and this Chocolate Marshmallow Cake (Heart Cake).

Easy Mini Love Letter Cakes on Blue Background

How to Make Love Letter Cake Recipe From Scratch?

  1. Bake and cool cakes– Cut in half and fill with icing.
  2. Cut into small cakes– Using a sharp knife to make even rectangles.
  3. Top cakes– With seedless strawberry jam.
  4. Roll out white fondant– Place the cakes jam-side down onto the fondant. Trim excess.
  5. Decorate envelope– With indents, and heart sprinkles. Enjoy!
Collage Image With Step by Step Pictures on How to Make Love letter Cake for Valentine's Day

Variations for Valentine’s Day Mini Cakes

Use different decor– I kept the decoration very simple and used red and pink heart sprinkles but you can also try using stamps.

Use colorful fondant– Make the envelopes a variety of colors based on your event or holiday. Use this How to Color Fondant tutorial to help you.

Try another frosting– Such as Best Cream Cheese Frosting, How to Make Red Frosting {Red Velvet}, or Strawberry Frosting {With Fresh Strawberries).

Try another fruit topping– Such as How to Make Raspberry Pie Filling or this How to Make Cherry Pie Filling.

Try another cake– Such as Best Red Velvet Cake {From Scratch}, Pink Velvet Cake {With Strawberries}, or even Sour Cream Pound Cake {Loaf}.

Add another filling between cake layers– Such as Peanut Butter Frosting {4 Ingredients}, Easy Chocolate Ganache {2 Ingredients}, or How To Make Homemade Caramel Sauce.

Use brownies– Instead of cakes, use these Gooey Brownies {Chocolate Cherry Brownies}, Cheesecake Brownies {Cream Cheese Brownies}, or 3 Ingredient Nutella Brownies {Super Fudgy!}.

Valentine's Day Mini Cake on Blue Background

Tips and Techniques

Where to buy fondant? You can easily order online from Amazon or Wilton or you can also buy it from Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby or Michaels.

Cool cake completely before icing– Because this prevents the icing from melting and sliding right off the cake.

Chill the cake for 1 hour before cutting– Because this makes it so much easier to slice the cake.

Roll out fondant and place the cake jam side down on top to attach the fondant– Because this makes it so much easier to cut the fondant to the exact size of the mini cakes.

Make sure to use a sharp knife– Because this ensures clean lines are cut on the cake and fondant, resulting in the best visual appeal.

Partially Eaten Mini Cake on Blue Background

Storage of Homemade Mini Cakes

Room temperature- Sore in a covered box away from heat and moisture for 1-2 hours.

Refrigerate– In a covered box for up to 3 days day but please note that fondant decorations may become sticky from the moisture in the refrigerator.

Freeze– Decorated cakes cannot be frozen because when they thaw, the fondant decorations become sticky due to condensation.

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Mini Love Letter Cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Decorating time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Use this cake decorating tutorial to make easy mini love letter cake. Great for Anniversaries or Valentine's day and can be used as Wedding party favors.
Yield: 12 Mini cakes



  • Bake the chocolate cakes and allow it to cool down. 
  • Cut it in half and fill it with buttercream icing.
  • Then, use a sharp knife to cut small even sized rectangular pieces.
  • Tip: Chilling the cake for an hour really makes slicing easier.
  • Spread a thin coating of seedless strawberry jam on top each rectangular cake piece.
  • Roll out white fondant and place the jam-side down onto the fondant.
  • Cut off excess fondant around the cake with a knife.
  • Gently press the knife on top of the fondant to indent all the envelope details.
  • Stick a small heart sprinkle in the center, using a dab of frosting. Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.


Calories: 460kcal, Carbohydrates: 83g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 638mg, Potassium: 254mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 52g, Vitamin C: 1.2mg, Calcium: 111mg, Iron: 3.3mg
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 460
Author: Abeer Rizvi

3 comments on “Love Letter Cake {Mini}”

  1. These are SO adorable! I just love them to death!

    A close girlfriend of mine, we still write letters to each other. It may not be love letters, but I love the idea of it 🙂

    • Thank god there’s someone else who also agrees with me! I adore letter writing… one of my best friends and I still send each other handwritten letters too. It’s always so much fun to read them! 🙂

  2. Loved this cake! I’m terrible at decorating cakes, and so this was just what I needed. My kids even helped with the envelopes! Thanks for another awesome recipe!5 stars

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