The Giant Cupcake Cake
I am showing you how I did a giant cupcake for my nice, with no special molds.
Giant cupcakes became a big thing some time back. As a matter of fact, you can still see them around for little kids’ birthday parties or as a smash cake.
So my niece was turning one, and her birthday theme was ladybug. My sister-in-law asked me to make the cake for her and gave me some ideas. Cake, cupcakes, both or just cupcakes. Only cupcakes was the first choice, but like they say a party without a cake it is just a meeting. Plus I wanted for this precious baby to have her cake. This was like 5 months before my nice’s first birthday.
Like 3 months before, mommy sent me a couple of pictures for the cake ( cake is back in the picture at this point). And yes a giant cupcake was one of the ideas and obviously the winner.
I had done a couple of cupcakes before this one. The very first one was made using the wilton mold, which worked pretty well. I made the second one without using the cupcake mold. It turned out so nice but not exactly as I envisioned.
Now for this third one, I used vanilla cake and to pipe the rosettes I used Swiss Meringue Buttercream. Using these two gave me a more stable cake so I could put more decorations or cover in fondant with no problem.
I think this third cupcake turned out much better than the first two. Mommy was happy and baby…well, the baby didn’t know what to do with it so she started crying. :'(
Although the next day, she was eating the frosting nonstop with her little fingers 🙂
Aside from the cake, we had 75 chocolate cupcakes to share with everyone at the party. I know the parents were so happy to celebrate their only princess first birthday and so was I.
The ladybugs were made by cutting a fondant circle and painted with black food coloring…pretty easy stuff right. At one point I considered using red m&m’s but I think the would have been way to small.
Words of wisdom:
“The one who falls and gets up is much stronger than the one who never fell.”