Sunday, May 22, 2011
A Giant Cupcake Cake
I'm not really sure where this Killer Cupcake is from but it was on my brother's girlfriend's Evite for her birthday party this past weekend. Last year, I made her the R2D2 cake and Star Wars sugar cookies; and it was my sister's great idea to make the Killer Cupcake on the Evite into a cake for her this year.
I have been waiting for an excuse to make a giant cupcake cake with a candy liner since I've seen it done around the blogosphere.
I've used a mix of blue candy melts and white chocolate bark to make the cupcake liner. After two coats and 30 minutes total in the fridge, it popped right out of the pan. Reminded me of the time I made the cupcake bites (cake truffles).
The cake didn't fit perfectly into the candy liner so I did trim the edges a bit. Because of the lack of frosting covering the bottom layer, I did torte it 2 times and piled the frosting on.
With the leftover batter and frosting, I made some cupcakes as well. The yellow cake is one of my go to recipes while the chocolate frosting was a new one from Hershey's. I do not know why it took me this long to discover this frosting. It is one of the simplest frostings I've come across while tasting so rich and full of chocolate flavor. Definitely, adding this to my go to list.
UPDATE: The cupcake image which was on the Evite that I was inspired by is by Natalie Dee.