Thursday, September 29, 2011

One Giant Cupcake

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!



18 comments:

  1. OMG I love this idea!!... Its my daughters 6th Birthday towards the end of the month... i think i will try this!!! THANKS for an AMAzing idea!

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  2. You should try it! Hope it comes out great. I would love to see a picture :)

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  3. I think it looks great! Thanks for sharing how you made the candy liner, I was wondering how that is done. I have had this pan for a year now, love the giant cupcake idea, just not sure how I want to decorate it! I like the bright pink with the purple, they go great together!

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  4. I've never seen anyone create a liner for the giant cupcake - what a great idea! I, too, have a giant cupcake pan and have just frosted the bottom each time - but yours looks much better! Thanks for a great new idea :)

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  5. Hello, I Just did this and I can't get the liner out of the pan :( HELP PLEASE!

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  6. Thanks for this posting. My daughter's birthday is at the end of this year and I plan on making a giant cupcake for her cake smash. I have seen beautiful giant cupcakes with beautiful liners like this and I wondered how they did it. Now I can do it myself. This making me so happy. Thank you so much!

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  7. I can't get the liner out of the pan either...any ideas?

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  8. Do you grease the pan before putting the melted candy in?

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  9. To get the liner out maybe try placing it in warm water for a minute and see if will come out.

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  10. I do not grease the pan before putting the candy in. If you cannot get the liner out put it back in the refrigerator. It needs to be completely cool before it will come out. It should just slip right out easily! Good Luck!

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  11. I am so going to make this for my daughter's first birthday in November!!! :) Thank you for the tips!!!

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  12. Does the liner start to melt or soften up while you are decorating the top?

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  13. I too love this liner idea and can't wait to try it. In the past I have taken one scrapbook paper cut in half lengthwise and taped one end together....accordion pleat and wrapped around the iced cupcake bottom then taped together. This can be removed just before cutting. There are so many paper designs that you can be very creative.

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  14. Do you put the icing in the chocolate mold or on the cake itself?

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  15. Do you put the icing in the chocolate mold or on the cake itself?

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  16. How mank packs of chocolate did you use?

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  17. Hello! I used one pack of chocolate for the liner. I used the same pan to bake the top and bottom cupcake and then frosted the cake. Hope that helps!

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  18. Great idea! How does this cake cut with the liner on it? I would love to make this for my daughters birthday, but am worried that it will not cut well, and be a huge mess!

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