Santa Hat Pull Apart Cupcake Cake

Baking By xTiffanyx Updated 16 Jan 2011 , 3:55pm by Gingoodies

xTiffanyx Posted 20 Dec 2010 , 7:05pm
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So I had a post about a question regarding a candy cane, but it's now been changed to a Santa hat cupcake pull apart cake - which I've never made before. It's for a girl born on Christmas. Any ideas how to make it look nice while being easy to do? I wouldn't want any problem with making it over considering I don't have time, be it the holidays.

Thanks!!!
-Tiffany

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leily Posted 20 Dec 2010 , 7:16pm
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when donig cupcake cakes i have found the following tips to be the most helpful

1) Place your cupcakes on the board to get your shape, and rearrange until happy with them.
2) Pipe a small dot of buttercream on the bottom of the cupcake so they don't move
3) For the santa hat i'm thinking use the large icer tip over the red part, this helps to get the icing over the gaps without to much trouble. Then smooth it out or put some "streaks" in it vertically to look like the fabric has a little movement
4) use either a star tip or a large round tip and pipe cloud like white frosting on the puff and around the bottom edge to give a different texture than the red part.

Hopefully i expressed my ideas well enough, i can see it in my head and know how i'd do it, but not always sure it comes across when i type out directions like this.

xTiffanyx Posted 21 Dec 2010 , 3:03am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by leily

when donig cupcake cakes i have found the following tips to be the most helpful

1) Place your cupcakes on the board to get your shape, and rearrange until happy with them.
2) Pipe a small dot of buttercream on the bottom of the cupcake so they don't move
3) For the santa hat i'm thinking use the large icer tip over the red part, this helps to get the icing over the gaps without to much trouble. Then smooth it out or put some "streaks" in it vertically to look like the fabric has a little movement
4) use either a star tip or a large round tip and pipe cloud like white frosting on the puff and around the bottom edge to give a different texture than the red part.

Hopefully i expressed my ideas well enough, i can see it in my head and know how i'd do it, but not always sure it comes across when i type out directions like this.


Thank you very much! Does the large over tip have a name? Ex- like the 1M? How should the sides around the cake be piped with what tip? She also wants the writing on the bottom white part so I'm wondering which tip for the white would be best & that would look nice since I have to write on top of it.

Also , do you keep the wrappers on the cupcakes or take them off? What do people normally do?

Thanks!!!

leily Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 3:01am
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i don't pipe the sides of my cupcake cakes. the cupcakes stay in the wrappers and you can still see the wrappers, only top is decorated.

I don't know the number for the large icer tip, but it looks like a basket weave tip, one side as the ridges and the other side is smooth.

KATHIESKREATIONS Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 3:39am
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The tip I use that you are probably talking about is made by Marpol # 789. This is a great tip for covering large areas. icon_biggrin.gif

sweettooth101 Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 3:41am
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I found this link very helpful to make a pullapart baby shower cake.


lyndim Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 4:16am
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sweettooth, great video. Thanks

Gingoodies Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 3:55pm
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The video was very helpful. Thanks sweettooth. I love the idea of outlinging the edge and then filling in and smoothing the icing.

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