This cupcake birthday cake was for my daughter’s first birthday. I decided to try out fondant for the first time and was pretty happy with the outcome. I used two 9x2” round cake pans and the Wilton cupcake pan for the top. I used my kitchen aid mixer (with dough hook) to make the fondant – it made it so easy – especially to mix in coloring. (I added the purple in a white fondant after refrigeration and it was much more difficult, but can be done.)
Everything is fondant except the top which was whipped cream icing and large Wilton sprinkles. I am not good at hand lettering with a tip, so the fondant letter cutouts were very helpful to me, though also a little tedious. It takes great with buttercream icing under the fondant and all the lettering and strips of the cupcake were adhered with the help of the icing used as like an adhesive.
I made this Giant Pink Cupcake Cake when my daughter asked for a party based on her favorite book, "Pinkalicious." Pink Cupcakes are the theme of this book so I baked four 9 inch round cakes.
I stacked three on top of each other with pink frosting in between and then froze the stack. Once frozen I carefully cut away the sides to form the angle of a cupcake's sides. The last round cake I just put as is on top. Then back in the freezer. I think it's much easier to frost a frozen cake then a non-frozen one. Then I frosted the cake in two different pinks and used a frosting knife to ad the look of a cupcake liner around the lower portion. Then I put a cherry on top, sprinkles and red spirals along the edge to copy the cupcake in the book.
I made this 1st Cupcake Birthday Cake for my friend's daughter. I used the Wilton pan (with the 40% off coupon at Micheal's) and 2 9inch rounds for the bottom. For the smash cake I used a big muffin tin for top and trimmings from the rounds for bottom.
Boxed cake mix and canned frosting worked just fine. The pink is strawberry flavor and the rest vanilla. For the big frosting swirls on top I used a large star tip and had to thicken frosting with powdered sugar so they would stay in place.
The huge sprinkles are Necco wafers and are much bigger and cheaper than the ones Wilton makes.
I baked four 8 inch round cakes and a ball pan (I think it is a Wilton pan but not the one that you can bake 2 halves to put together).
I layered the round cakes with cardboard in between held up by wooden dowels for support and then put the ball pan on top. I shaved the sides in slightly to get the cup cake shape. Then iced the bottom with lavender buttercream and piped different colored striped.
The top of the Giant Cupcake Cake was white buttercream with different colored polka dots.
This Cupcake Birthday Cake is an 8 inch cake covered with fondant. I cut out the cupcakes out of fondant with a cookie cutter. The large cupcake on top was formed from rice crispy treat cereal, (bottom) and cake (top) and I also used fondant to cover the large cupcake.
I bought a Nordicware Giant Cupcake pan and this was my first attempt at making one! I was very pleased with the result. I am now making a Las Vegas Giant Cupcake for my sons 22nd Birthday, I will submit a picture when it is finished.