Cupcake Cakes

Baking By MaxTRexmom Updated 26 May 2010 , 1:01pm by Parable

MaxTRexmom Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 5:42pm
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Does anyone have instructions on how to make one of those cakes that is made up of cupcakes that are iced all together as one big design? I assume you just ice them, make a border around the edges and then decorate but I was just wondering if there is more to it than that or if there is a certain way they should be arranged.

Thanks!

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nickshalfpint Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 5:54pm
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It's really easy you just have to make sure they are as close toghether as you can get them. You can make any design with them that you want to.

clarasmommy Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 5:56pm
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It's easiest to ice them if you stagger the cupcakes. Then you have to pipe icing (A lot of icing) into all the cracks/holes, until they are filled to the top, then you can just ice over it, and looks smooth as a cake. I've only done one before, so I'm sure there are people that can explain it better, and maybe give you some better tips. Try to find one that looks really nice, and PM the artist..
HTH
Tammy

dragonflydreams Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 6:04pm
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. . . here are a couple of tutorials . . . including several different "patterns" for laying cupcakes out . . .

http://community.webshots.com/album/105830324epGFhn

http://members.nuvox.net/~zt.proicer/message/saved/cupcakes.html

Dixiegal01 Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 6:51pm
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Thanks for the tutorials, I've wanted to try one myself...they make it look really easy!

Parable Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 7:09pm
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Here are a few pics of my latest CCC. HTH

I suggest putting a dab of icing under each cupcake to secure them to the board. Also, push them as close together as possible.
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Dixiegal01 Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 7:19pm
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Parable, thanks for showing the steps and progression....that is so good!

I've got to try this for sure!

MaxTRexmom Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 12:26am
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Thanks for the awesome tutorials and pics! I feel like I can really do it now! icon_biggrin.gif Can't wait to try!

JessDesserts Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 6:20pm
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I am such a visual person.....youo have no idea how much pics help me! Thank you so very much for taking the time to post that!

and wall-E is adorable!

Jess

alvarezmom Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 2:28pm
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Thaks for the tutorial parable. I'm such a visual person as well. I can copy anything if I see it.

doublecz1103 Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 3:23pm
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is there a special way to put the icing on when doing this??

Cake_Princess Posted 19 Oct 2008 , 12:22am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by clarasmommy

It's easiest to ice them if you stagger the cupcakes. Then you have to pipe icing (A lot of icing) into all the cracks/holes, until they are filled to the top,
Tammy




If you interlock the cupcakes and make sure they are pushed together closely there is no need to fill in holes. The method you described can be very messy.

You can add a small dab of icing on the bottom to hold the cupcakes in place. I only do this on the cupcakes that are on the border. You can either use a 789 tip to ice or a spatula. If using a spatual just just a big glob of icing on and smooth it out.

Decorate... then add the border last.

bbmom Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 1:15pm
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To me the whole point of these cupcake cakes is for ease of serving and not having the mess. I would think squishing them as close together as Parable describes would be the best way. You're trying to get as little icing onto the cupcake wrappers as possible so the kids dont wind up a mess. Her method looks clean and neat. Thanks for the pics.

cyntdondi Posted 26 May 2010 , 5:52am
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wow! beautiful...I will have to get over my fear and try this with a simple design... can we add fresh fruit on top or is this a no-no? thumbs_up.gif

Parable Posted 26 May 2010 , 1:01pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cyntdondi

wow! beautiful...I will have to get over my fear and try this with a simple design... can we add fresh fruit on top or is this a no-no? thumbs_up.gif





I would think it would be OK if the fruit is not runny.

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