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Coolest Ernie Cupcake Cake Pan Cake 6

by Heather N
(Dover, DE)

Homemade Ernie Cupcake Cake Pan Cake

Homemade Ernie Cupcake Cake Pan Cake

My son LOVES Ernie, and it is hard to find Ernie items especially ones that don't include his side-kick, Bert. And I don't like flat sheet cakes, go big or go home! So this Ernie Cupcake Cake Pan Cake is what I came up with for his 2nd Birthday.

I used the Wilton Giant Cupcake cake pan for the cake. Use your favorite cake batter recipe or a box mix. You will also need one cupcake for the ears. I used vanilla buttercream frosting for the orange colored frosting and saved a little before coloring for the whites of the eyes.

I put frosting in between the layers of the cake and then frosted the top of the cake with the orange colored frosting (did a crumb coat first). I then added the cupcake (cut in half and anchored in with a toothpick) for the ears and frosted those.

I used a store bought tube of black frosting for the hair and the eyeball. For the hair I used a large "flower" tip. For the eyes I made two slanted oval shapes with the reserved white frosting and used a small round tip. I let that harden a bit before adding the black eyeballs.

I used a tube of red frosting for the nose and mouth. For the nose I put a larger round tip on and a smaller one for the mouth line. For the slight gap that this cake mold has between the top and bottom layers, I used a tube of yellow frosting to fill in the space (Ernie's turtleneck color)using a large round tip.

Ernie's shirt is technically horizontally striped. But the cake pan mold has the vertical lines so I just went with those to make it easier. I used a star tip with red and blue frosting and filled in the spaces.

It was pretty easy, all in all, considering I winged it! I normally make a "practice" cake first and this was the first time I didn't do that.

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