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.
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.
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.