Covering Giant Cupcake In Fondant... Need Help!

Decorating By LogansMommie Updated 12 Mar 2013 , 9:22am by Babbo

LogansMommie Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 5:58am
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Ok - this may be a dumb question, but I'm having a hard time figuring out which is the best way to cover the base of the Giant Cupcake pan (with all the creases). Do you do it upside down so you have a perfect seam at the bottom or do you do it as is, but then do you add a filling in between the top and base when you put it together? Ugg.. I just can't seem to figure it out and would appreciate any thoughts you guys might have!!

Here's a picture of an example - hope this link works!)
[http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1877217]


TIA!

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Coral3 Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 6:44am
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I have covered the base with fondant upside down, then just flipped it over before adding the top - it worked quite well. I preferred the look of it when I did the chocolate shell method for the base though - much cleaner & sharper looking IMO.

cakeaholic_cakery Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 2:06pm
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I have a cake coming up with the top tier being a giant cupcake... in the limited research I've done - I've found a lot of people actually use candy coating to make a shell for the base, then trim the cake to fit inside... reason being, they found it too difficult to cleanly cover the base in fondant. Hope that helps icon_smile.gif

Goonergirl Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 2:33pm
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I always do it upside down. It just works better that way. Then a little filling, put the top on, and it's perfect!

*edited to add: I use a ball tool to sharpen up the creases. It works great.

LogansMommie Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 2:40pm
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Thank you guys so much! I hadn't heard of the candy/chocolate method (wonder if I can google it to find out more?) -

If anything - I'll probably try fondant and do it upside down....thanks for the hint on the ball tool to better define the creases! I'm a little nervous as I'm a perfectionist so crossing my fingers it comes out well! icon_smile.gif

Thanks again!

cupcakesnbuttercream Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 3:54pm
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Uggghh! I wanna try the chocolate shell with the cupcake pan. I saw some in store today...but hubby said 'no' ....lol

Here's a thread on the chocolate mold method:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6775384-.html&sid=0067c8359451794d6c2c82a5d7f9dab2

Also, there is a bit of a tutorial on Flickr.

ScrumptiousBuns Posted 24 Mar 2012 , 10:19am
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I have posted a tutorial on the chocolate shell for the Giant Cupcake on my FB page... it's very useful, give it a go... they look so perfect in their chocolate shells :0)

http://www.facebook.com/scrumptiousbunsfans/photos#!/media/set/?set=a.10150276315459530.349218.135978724529&type=3

ScrumptiousBuns Posted 24 Mar 2012 , 10:22am
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I have posted a tutorial on the chocolate shell for the Giant Cupcake on my FB page... it's very useful, give it a go... they look so perfect in their chocolate shells :0)

http://www.facebook.com/scrumptiousbunsfans/photos#!/media/set/?set=a.10150276315459530.349218.135978724529&type=3

Babbo Posted 12 Mar 2013 , 9:22am
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Originally Posted by ScrumptiousBuns 

I have posted a tutorial on the chocolate shell for the Giant Cupcake on my FB page... it's very useful, give it a go... they look so perfect in their chocolate shells :0)

http://www.facebook.com/scrumptiousbunsfans/photos#!/media/set/?set=a.10150276315459530.349218.135978724529&type=3

Just checked it out fab tutorial ;-)

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