Giant Cupcake Pan

I must confess, I’m not a big fan of cake pan molds.  But when I found the giant cupcake mold the other day I was in love.  Ideas just started pouring out of my head.  This cake mold is so versatile.  I wanted a reason to use it and since Dr. Seuss’s birthday was approaching, I thought why not bake a cake in his honor.

As I mention in my last post Dr. Seuss birthday party ideas,  I had a a surprise for my students. I was so excited about baking this cake.  When I presented my second graders  with the cake, they were in awe!  They couldn’t believe that it was a real cake.  They had so many questions about how I made this and how I made that!  I told them I would answer all of their questions before we cut the cake.  So here it is!

The cherry on top is a ball of fondant rolled in red sugar crystals.  It gave it a little bit of sparkle.

The red sprinkles on the cupcake was made by rolling a tiny ball of red fondant and shaping it like a log. I didn’t add too many sprinkles because by that time, I was getting a bit tired.

For the hat, I used 2 different size round cookie cutters.  I stacked and tilted the hat alternating colors.  For the fish bowl, I took some fondant, shaped it like a fishbowl and added a small red fondant fish. The black lines were made from black gel food coloring.  The label”Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss” was made from paper on my computer.

 

Make sure you butter or spray the cake pans so your cake comes out easily.  I use Pillsbury baking spray with flour.  It works great.  Never had a problem.

 

Once the cake was completely cooled, I leveled it right in the pan.  So much easier than removing the cake first. I crumb coated with some frosting and then covered it.  I found it was easier to cover both parts of the cake with fondant before stacking them.  Also, I used a cookie sheet under the cupcake pan and put it in the oven so if there were any overspill of the batter then the pan would catch it.  Less clean up.

 

 

 

To make the cupcake swirl more distinct, I rolled out a long thin fondant log and  placed  it around the top of the cake, covered it in blue fondant and then smoothed in between the swirls with my fingers.

 

The base of the cake was covered in white fondant.  I used a ball tool to give the sides a more defined line around the cupcake.

 

This cake was fun to make.  You can decorate it with any theme ideas, for kids as well as adults.

 

Here are some ideas and inspirations!  Make something sweet!

Cooookie

 

Giant Cupcake

 

Movie night cake! Great idea for big cupcake cake mold. add marshmallows to the top to make the popcorn!

Plant pot cake

 

Luggage Cake

Pack your Bags!  Paradise Island awaits your arrival.  Who wouldn’t want to get away?  Especially here in the east coast where we are braising for what meteorologists are calling a “historic” 2015 blizzard.  Estimated snow fall is 2 feet plus in some areas.  OMG… So,  for everyone on the east coast, I hope this luggage cake takes your mind off the snow storm for a brief moment and transport you to the crystal clear blue waters of some gorgeous island. The bride requested a luggage cake for her bridal shower since it was going to be a destination wedding in the Dominican Republic. I used  two 9″ by 13″ cake pan. The luggage was covered in fondant and airbrushed.  All the hardware was made out of gumpaste, painted gold and left to dry overnight.  The shells are from a chocolate mold and dusted with shimmer to give it a bit of shine.  The luggage tag was fondant with a painted palm tree.  The passport, postcard, and picture of the couple was made out of edible paper. The cake board was covered with a world map. The sand on the front of the luggage was light brown sugar.  The globe was a last-minute thought.  I was rooming around the craft store when I came upon the small globe.  It was a good size and it seem to fit with the theme.

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There was a lot of planning that went into designing this cake. It took a few days..(more like a week) from start to finish.  This cake was a lot of fun to make.  However, there were many things that I would have done differently. There was a definite learning curve. At the end of the day, I was happy with the results and more importantly the bride was too.

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