You make a candy liner out of the base, make a 4" or 5" cake and fill the base with the cake, fill the void between the cake and liner with frosting and voila!!! This turned out great and is a perfect solution. I used candy melts for the candy liner and just followed the directions from the above link.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
The Giant Cupcake pan from Wilton is too cute!!! I would probably not have purchased a pan if a friend had not asked me to make one for her daughter's birthday; but why not? The pan was on sale and I just couldn't resist. I googled for any comments on using this pan and was lucky to find lots of useful information. The main problem is that the base section cooks much slower than the top and then the top is overdone; some suggested cooking the sections separately so the top doesn't dry out or over cook. I tried about three times to see what worked and what didn't, DH enjoyed all the practice runs. I found that cooking the sections separately worked but the sides of the base are dry by the time the center is done; they would be covered with frosting and that might help, but if you cover the base with frosting you loose the cool design. Again, back to the internet and I found the answer at