Sunday, July 5, 2009

Giant Cupcake.....

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


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.

9 comments:

Katiecakes said...

Amazing!

I have this pan and had the exact same problem! I'm so happy you've found a solution. How many bags of candy melts did you use? I'm making this cake for my bro's birthday and would love tot try this method!

Katie xox

HanaĆ¢ said...

Super cute. Great job. Love the pastel colors.

AmyRuth said...

Very cute. You and CB have the same pan. That is so cool. Makes for great birthday presents for friends.
AmyRuth

Tracey said...

Wow, that's so cute! I love how beautifully you decorated the cupcake!

pinkstripes said...

Your giant cupcake looks wonderful! Too cute.

Jaime said...

that is really cute. i would have liked to see this sliced in half so i could see the middle and understand what you are talking about w/your fix for the uneven cooking

Beth said...

That is adorable!! I have been really tempted by the cake pan everytime I'm at Michaels. I might have to give in someday.

Mermaid Sweets said...

That is just way too cute. Nicely done.

Crafty Mom said...

Love the colors.
Jaime, my understanding is instead of using the base pan for this cupcake pan, you bake two 4" round cakes and stack them inside the candy cake liner after they are baked. You'll probably have to trim them to fit a bit. The cake liner will cover up the cake pieces. Or, you can just bake using the cupcake base and trim the sides to fit into the cupcake liner.