I need to make a giant cupcake, which I have never done one and some mini cupcakes. The customer wants leopard print, hot pink and turquoise. She wants the top of the cupcake hot pink and the mini cupcakes hot pink and turquoise. I want to make the cupcake wrapper on the big one in leopard print. What is the best way to make it still look like a cupcake wrapper but with the print on it. Any suggestions would help since I'm still new at this.
If using the Wilton Giant Cupcake pan, you could use the candy melts to make the "wrapper" for the big cupcake and before putting in the first solid layer of candy melts, you could paint the other colors in and allow them to harden first, or painting them in, waiting just a few minutes and filling the first coat. I've never tried that, but I do know that painting in different colors of candy melts works in other types of things, such as molds.
I also read a tutorial on doing the base with candy melts. It looks really clean and it seems much easier than trying to cover with fondant. For the leopard print, I painted on blobs of gold dust mixed with vodka and then accented with black Americolor gel color. Not sure if it would work with the candy melts, though. After everything was dry, I brushed on copper pearl dust.