These little cakes aren't homemade but came straight from a box mix with very little alteration. Once the batter was mixed according to the package directions and ready to go , I did take a little bit and add some chocolate syrup. I spooned just a little bit of the chocolate batter into the center of the flower pans to make the centers on the cakes. then I topped that with the reserved strawberry batter.
The cake mix made more than enough to fill up the six little flowers that this pan makes so there are a few cupcakes too. The cakes popped right out of the pan adter about 10-15 minutes of cooling. Next I had to decide on whether or not to top them with anything. I had about decided to leave them plain and then up came my husband to ask what kind of icing I was going to use.
I like the flower detail that the pan creates and didn't want to lose that by icing the top. I know it would be possible to ice them and retain all that pretty flower detail. But that would require a lot of work and getting out all my cake decorating tools. I really wanted to save that project for another time.
So I took a look in the pantry and found a can of cream cheese icing. I decided to cut the cooled cakes in half and spread the bottome layer with the premade icing. Then I put the top back on to make the sandwich. Still a nice pretty flower but with a rich creamy filling. Yum!