Cupcake Cake--Any Tips?

Baking By Marniela Updated 12 Apr 2010 , 7:13pm by poohsmomma

Marniela Posted 11 Apr 2010 , 10:56pm
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I was just asked if I could make a cupcake cake--you know the kind where cupcakes are stathered with icing to make it look like it's all one big cake? I think it's pretty straightforward... but does anyone out there have any tips for me as it will be my first one?? Thanks in advance.

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sewsweet2 Posted 11 Apr 2010 , 11:03pm
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1. arrange the number of cupcakes you need the the shape that you desire so that you can make the base board accordingly
2. I "glue" my cupcakes onto the covered board with a little squeeze of my buttercream. Place the cupcakes so that they are close together
3. I cover the entire top surface with the wide tip that people use to cover sides of cakes (it's about 2" wide. Then I smooth out the top with my angled spatula. Decorate as desired and finish off with border. Check out my album with some of the cupcakecakes I have done

adoubleen Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 2:11am
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Hey, I've never tried a cupcake cake, but i know of some tutorials with good tips.

Joyfull4444 Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 2:29am
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Here's another tutorial by cali4dawn. Basic cupcake cake is right after step 4.

adoubleen Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 2:30am
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here's another tutorial where she actually snuggles the cups into a circle pan so they bake up and then all together.

Marniela Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 2:51am
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Thanks everyone!!!

poohsmomma Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 7:13pm
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Another little tip for you. I don't like gluing them to the board with icing because I can just see that icing smeared on some child's shirt as the child licks all the icing off of the cupcake. I found little "glue dots" that I put on a bottom edge of the cupcake paper and stick it to the board. They hold the cupcake right in place.

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