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Coolest Giant Cupcake Birthday Cake 20

by Marisa S.
(Langley, B.C.)

Homemade Giant Cupcake Birthday Cake

Homemade Giant Cupcake Birthday Cake

This is a Giant Cupcake Birthday Cake I made for my niece's 4th birthday. The pan I rented from a cake store. I used Duncan Hines chocolate cake mix, but I made a pound cake by adding a package of instant chocolate pudding and 4 eggs. I baked the top portion first then the bottom portion. I found this to be easier as the bottom is a bit thicker and needed to cook longer.

I did a crumb coat on both layers then placed in the fridge to set while I mixed my colors. I used a buttercream icing to decorate the cake it sets up nice and hard (not to hard like royal icing). To ice the cake I used my star tip (#17 Wilton), starting with the bottom of the cupcake. Purple stripes then my green stripes. To ice the top of cupcake I started at the bottom and worked my way up to tip in a swirl motion ( it's on pretty thick) to look like an actually iced cupcake.

After I was done icing the giant cupcake I placed the store bought decorations on it and placed back in my fridge. Then using another cake mix I made mini cupcakes iced in same colors as giant cupcake to place around the bottom of cake. I really enjoyed making this cake hope you enjoy as well.

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Coolest Giant Cupcake Cake 2

by Becky B.

Homemade Giant Cupcake Cake

Homemade Giant Cupcake Cake

This is a three tiered giant Cupcake cake. The top is a giant cupcake made from the Wilton Giant Cupcake Pan, the second tier is an 8 inch round that is 3 inches deep, and the bottom tier is a 12 inch round, that is 3 inches deep.

The cake is a almond sour cream cake. All cakes are decorated with butter cream icing with butter cream filling. The stripes, polka dots, and cherry are all made from colored fondant. I matched the icing colors and fondant colors to the plates and napkins I was using. I did the color the fondant myself instead of purchasing pre colored fondant.

The banner is made from fondant and the writing is in butter cream. I cut the banner from rolled fondant, did the writing, made it curve where I wanted it to, and let it dry over night. I just set it in front of the cake, it is not attached.

The border is just a white butter cream dot in a #12 tip. The stripes on the cupcake were done in a number 12 tip for aqua and lime and a number 5 tip for the royal blue.

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Cupcake Cake
by: JGarrett

What an awesome looking cake! It makes me hungry just looking at it. Great job Becky!

Tierd Cupcake Cake
by: Julene

This is great! You outdid yourself on this one :)
Love it! How many did that feed? That looks like a lot of cake! Great Job.

Love IT!!
by: Lisa

What a great cake. This cake is perfect for kids of any age. I love the giant cup cake on top.


Great job
by: Anonymous

love it! how much do you charge for a cake like this?

nice job
by: Anonymous

Super cute cake, but I could not help but notice that it says happy birtday rather than birthday. Very nice though and great colors.

Amazing Cake
by: CHrista

Hi, I love your cake.Can you tell me how you made fondant? And also what colors you used on the cake. Were they Wilton colors? I have never made fondant and would love to do this for my son's 5th Birthday. I love the colors you used, so vibrant! Amazing job. If possible can you email me more instruction to the cake? I will give you my email.

by: Lacey_Bug

please give me your recipe for the almond cream cheese cake, it sounds soooo delicious, and ive never herd of it before!!

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Coolest Giant Cupcake Cake 3

by Neisha

Homemade Giant Cupcake Cake

Homemade Giant Cupcake Cake

I made this giant cupcake cake for my daughter's 1st Birthday that had a Champagne and Cupcakes Theme (obviously the champers wasn't for the 1 year old!). The cake was a simple golden buttercake.

I made two large round cakes and then I simply stacked the 2 round cakes on top of each other. I put buttercream icing between the two cakes and then simply shaved the cakes into the required shape. I sat the molded cake on top of an up-turned cake tin to gain more height, which I covered with the patty pan.

The outside icing was buttercream icing also, covered with pink smarties, pink sprinkles and the pink number one candle to top it off! The mock patty pan was made from wrapping paper.

This cake was a huge hit with everyone and whilst it took some effort it was well worth it and I would still classify it as a fairly easy cake to make.

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Thats Awesome
by: Missy15

I am surfing the net looking for inspiration and found your cake! It is absolutely gorgeous!! My daughter is turning one very soon and we are having a sugar and spice theme. I love that you put it on an up-turned cake tin to create height. I have seen the giant cupcake cake tins around but think that it would be way to hard to cut up when the time comes. But your idea sounds so much easier! Thanks heaps for the inspiration!

Thanks for the idea!
by: Anonymous

I took your idea and made a cupcake cake as well...people were more fascinated by my gigantic paper cupcake cup that anything else!

Love it!
by: Anonymous

I recently made one of these giant cupcakes too. They are so fun! Here is an idea for a boys party...

Giant Cupcake
by: Anonymous

What a great idea! Did you cut the wrapping paper? How did you get it to looks so wonderful?

by: Melodie

I love your idea for the base of the cupcake - wrapping paper! The cupcake came out really great! I have invested in a giant cupcake pan!I also like the pink smarties and sprinkles! Beautiful cake!

cup cake base?
by: Anastasia

How exactly did you fold/cut the wrapping paper? I think I'll be doing this for my daughter's second birthday party and would love to use the wrapping paper idea! Thanks =)

happy baker
by: Anonymous

i bought an Avon giant silicone cupcake pan it has three sections,and dipped in the middle.I filled it with Cadbury chocolates,fillings can be what ever you like.

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