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I have just purchased a giant cupcake tin and have a few questions....how to i split and fill this cake? also do i cover the bottom in sugarpaste or something else? I have seen some really pretty designs and I don't know how to achieve the look x
post #2 of 13
How to make a giant cupcake:

http://www.wilton.com/blog/index.php/how-to-make-a-giant-cupcake/

If you scroll to the bottom of the page there are many decorating options.

Wilton's directions for making candy melt shell/cupcake wrapper using Dimensions Giant Cupcake Pan:
(With finished photo):

http://www.wilton.com/idea/Pearlized-Posies-Candy

HTH
post #3 of 13
Is there a tip on how to unmold the choc shell without it cracking or breaking?
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Originally Posted by Debcent

Is there a tip on how to unmold the choc shell without it cracking or breaking?



I would like to know the answer to this too. seems impossible!
post #5 of 13
I coat it twice and place it in the fridge between coatings and after the second coating too. It pops right out. I have never had one break.
post #6 of 13
I have a giant cupcake pan, I cover the bottom in marshmallow fondant, just like you cover any cake, I just go a little slower, due to the cupcake grooves. I didn't cut and fill mine, I took a little cake out of the center and filled it with filling, and Wilton has excellent instructions, advice, and tips!!!
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post #7 of 13
I split mine and fill it all the time and if I use candy melts I just trim the outside of my bottom so that it is snug and give it a crumb coat before I put it in the shell. the top part as well I haven't been able to upload any recent photos but I have my first giant cupcake photo here and i used fondant for the top. it was a rush job for my sister.
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Originally Posted by shawna29xx

if I use candy melts I just trim the outside of my bottom so that it is snug and give it a crumb coat before I put it in the shell.

Hi, if you use candy melts for the bottom part, how would you cut this cake??
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post #9 of 13
I just made my first giant cupcake last night. I used white chocolate. I coated the shell with white chocolate first, let it set in the freezer for 15 min, coated a 2nd time with white chocolate, let it set and then just turned the shell upside downa nd gently popped it out onto my other hand. I did tap it slightly once or twice. I did not have to trim it as it fit perfectly. It was pretty simple to cut. I guesss you just use a very sharp knife and make sure that your shell is thick enough (atleast 2 coats). It took me 3 hours total to make, from baking to making the flowers to making the shell to frosting and making the fondant covered board.
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How do you coat it? Paint the white chocolate with a brush?
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How do you coat it? Paint the white chocolate with a brush?

Yes, I just used a pastry brush.
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post #12 of 13
Tutorials:


http://ohsugarcakes.blogspot.com/2009/03/candy-liner-for-giant-cupcake.html

http://iheartcuppycakes.com/2010/03/01/giant-red-velvet-birthday-cupcake/

http://www.ehow.com/how_5131855_make-candy-liner-giant-cupcake.html

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=6956833&sid=8f72533be136cb81ddd9e0932e6d38e6


Tutorials without pan:

http://jessicakesblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/giant-cupcake-tutorial.html

http://www.thecakerator.com/2010/05/carved-non-novelty-pan-giant-cupcake.html

Some people have trouble baking the cake in the pan so they use it just for the lining and carve the cake.

I've heard that one of the cakes bakes faster than the other, so you should put the batter on the bigger well (I think it's the top) and bake it, then in the middle of the baking time, pour in the batter on the other side. Or, bake one side, take it out, then bake the other side.
post #13 of 13
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Thanks for the tips, can't wait to try them x
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