You might want to take a look at the Arduino code that Adafruit supplies as the protocol to communicate with those LEDs is SPI-like and not SPI. It looks like they do away with the CS pin altogether and just assume that it is the only device on the bus. I could be wrong as I only took a cursory glance, so again I suggest looking at their code.
Thanks for the reply. It does look like they do that. Hmmm. I would still like to understand how to use the example code with the mini breakout. I will be working with it again today and hopefully make some progress.