This year for my nieces birthday she requested for a giant cupcake, a blue liner with hearts and sprinkles..what fun to make and I absolutely love, love, love the way it turned out!
I wanted to create something unique and different from the typical giant cupcake and found this cake created by Las Vegas Custom Cakes (www.LasVegasCustomCakes.com). I used it as my inspiration piece and I just loved how it gave you a tiny peek at the actual cupcake like your would see on a regular cupcake.
I baked 5 cakes:
2, 8-inch rounds
2, 6-inch rounds
1, 4-inch round
|Cakes stacked - imagining what the cupcake would look like|
|Stacked and ready to be carved|
|Carved and Crumb Coated|
The bottom half of the cupcake was filled with White Chocolate IMBC but the outside was covered in Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache since I wanted something more stable to hold up such a tall cake.
I carved the cake to look like a cupcake and then covered it over with ganache.
I then piped long ropes of ganache over wax paper, put them in the freezer for 5 minutes to set a little, then peeled them off and placed them evenly spaced around the cake to help create the creases of the cupcake liner. I did try to pipe the ganache ropes directly on the cake but they turned out uneven and the angle was difficult to work with.
Once everything was set and firm, I covered the top part with chocolate brown MMF.
Boba tea straws were then inserted into the cake (they were used to support and hold up the weight of the top tier once stacked).
I then flipped the cake upside down, rolled out the blue MMF into a wide ribbon and wrapped it around the cake being sure to keep it all at the same height up off the base. I did roll the MMF thicker than normal at about 1/4 inch thick.
|Both tiers covered in White Chocolate MMF|
Both tiers were covered and decorated in White Chocolate MMF.
White Chocolate MMF: I used my recipe to making MMF with Candy Melts but replaced the Candy Melts with White Chocolate and added a 1/2 tsp of butter flavoring to it - delish!!!
Then to the fun part, adding the finishing touches.
The finished cake measured at 8 inches wide at the widest part and 12 inches tall. It looked like a giant plastic toy rather than an edible cake =) We all enjoyed it. Happy Birthday Ally!