What to do, what to do? I could do laundry - nope. I could clean anything - nope. I want to bake! So this week I decided to make a giant cupcake. I used the Wilton Giant Cupcake Pan. My first step was to make the lining for the giant cupcake. I have seen so many pictures online of beautiful smooth liners and wasn't sure how to do it. I found instructions to use candy melts on the Oh, Sugar Cakes blog (www.ohsugarcakes.blogspot.com). I tried it and it worked better than I could have expected!
First step was to gather supplies, and melt the chocolate. I chose purple - I have been really liking purple lately!
I melted half of the candy melts in the microwave, poured them in the bottom of the giant cupcake pan and used a mini spatula to spread the melted candy up the sides of the liner. Then I chilled it for at least 20 minutes and repeated the process with the remaining candy melts.
I had read online people had trouble getting the candy liner out of the pan so I made sure to leave it in the fridge for a long time. I think I left it in there for 40 minutes. When it was ready to come out I was so nervous. I made my husband come with me - but it was no problem! The candy liner popped right out and it looked great!
I then baked the giant cupcake. The pan is one piece and the bottom of the cupcake is quite a bit larger than the top so I baked the bottom and then baked the top separately so I wouldn't overbake the top. I trimmed the bottom of the cupcake so that it would fit into my candy liner. Then I frosted it and gently dropped it into the liner. I leveled both pieces of the cake and the put the top on the cupcake.
I decorated the top with buttercream frosting. I wanted a lighter pink frosting, but it was getting late and I put a lot of gel color in the frosting so you can see it came out bright pink. Note to self - it is true to put a little color in at a time until you get the color you want!! I used the Wilton 2D tip. The top took a lot of frosting and I would have used more on the top but I ran out. Next time I think I will try something different on the top because I am not a huge fan of how it looks. I think the next time will come sooner than later because I really love this cake and had fun making it!