Cupcake Cake In The Shape Of The State Of Texas

Baking By dc9786 Updated 25 May 2010 , 2:23pm by WendyB

dc9786 Posted 11 Apr 2010 , 5:12pm
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I have to make a groom's cake for my daughter's wedding at the end of June. Got to make a cupcake cake in the shape of the state of Texas, enough to serve 200 guests. I've NEVER done anything like this before. icon_cry.gif Does anyone have any ideas on where I can get or how I can make a template shaped like Texas? Once I get past that hurdle, I think I can figure out the rest (I hope). I've seen some great cakes and cupcakes here, so I know there's some creative genius out there who can help me solve my problem! Thanks so much! icon_biggrin.gif

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Kiddiekakes Posted 11 Apr 2010 , 7:08pm
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Well a cupcake cake for 200 is going to be huge.I did one for 120 cupcakes and the board itself was 3ft x 3ft so 200 is going to be way too big.You won't be able to fit it into any vehicle.Why don't you do a few smaller cupcake cakes and do it in the theme of Texas or whatever...

Once you figure out what cake configuration you are going to do for 200 then the template is easy...

CakesByLJ Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 2:57pm
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Originally Posted by dc9786

I have to make a groom's cake for my daughter's wedding at the end of June. Got to make a cupcake cake in the shape of the state of Texas, enough to serve 200 guests. I've NEVER done anything like this before. icon_cry.gif Does anyone have any ideas on where I can get or how I can make a template shaped like Texas? Once I get past that hurdle, I think I can figure out the rest (I hope). I've seen some great cakes and cupcakes here, so I know there's some creative genius out there who can help me solve my problem! Thanks so much! icon_biggrin.gif




Making 200 is a problem. However making a cc in the shape of Texas is not.. icon_biggrin.gif First, get a pan in that shape. Wilton made one a few years ago, and I am sure you can find one on the internet... then follow the procedure I am sending pictures for. Good Luck~!
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carlee521 Posted 25 May 2010 , 8:04am
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You could buy an expensive pan like this:
http://www.trulytexas.com/5013b.html

Or since joining CC I learned about poured fondant and you can bake 13x9 cakes and use this cookie cutter

http://www.surlatable.com/product/id/129555.do?mr:trackingCode=91B9C41A-6BA4-DE11-93DB-0019B9C043EB&mr:referralID=NA

pour that fondant over them and/or frost them and put them in a big cupcake wrapper..shaped like these:
http://www.cupcakeswirl.com/item_112/Brown-or-WhiteGold-Square-Cups.htm

HTH icon_smile.gif

Edited to add:

If you still wanted them to fit in regular sized cupcake liners, you could use this cookie cutter:
http://www.coppergifts.com/ProductCart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=2107&welcome=315

DianeLM Posted 25 May 2010 , 1:43pm
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I agree that a cupcake cake consisting of 200 cupcakes will be impossibly huge.

Would you consider making a smaller (but still large) cupcake cake and have extra cupcakes available?

Do a Google Image search for Texas and you'll get more pics than you'll know what to do with. Print one out and bring it to Kinko's. They have a machine that can enlarge your picture to insane proportions. Use that as your template.

WendyB Posted 25 May 2010 , 2:23pm
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Go to AAA and get a map or two. You'll probably need something that big anyway. Gluing a real map to a board would look kind of cool as the cupcakes come off.
Come to think of it, a real map probably isn't nearly big enough oh well!

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