HotPink_LipGloss Posted 9 Jan 2013 , 9:00am
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AHas anyone ever used giant cupcakes as table centerpieces for weddings, parties, baby showers, etc.? How do you cut through the chocolate liner without hot water? I think it's a little unclassy to bring a cup of hot water to dip the knife in at each table...or maybe that's just me. I want to avoid making a huge mess cutting through the liner. Thanks.

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-K8memphis Posted 10 Jan 2013 , 3:05am
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no i don't know but this idea fascinates me

 

hope you can post a picture when you get it all worked out

 

what chocolate liner?

Izzy Sweet Posted 10 Jan 2013 , 3:07am
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This could be a new trend... this sounds really cool.

HotPink_LipGloss Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 1:47am
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AI have the silicone giant cupcake pans by Handy Gourmet. Wilton also has a metal one that I'm about to get too. Basically you bake the top and bottom of a huge cupcake and it comes out 3d.

I made a chocolate candy liner for it to go in out of candy melts...and I used the bottom of the cupcake pan as a mold. I learned that on here. I didn't really take pics of that part bc I was trying to make it look like a rose bouquet and not a cupcake. You can see it a little in one of my pics. I am no professional so it doesn't look professional but oh well...it's only the second cake I've ever done.

HotPink_LipGloss Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 1:49am
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HotPink_LipGloss Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 1:49am
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HotPink_LipGloss Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 1:51am
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AHere you can see the liner a little and a regular cupcake to see how giant it is. So far the top part alone has served 14 slices...even tho it doesn't look like it would in person.[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/2891184/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

HotPink_LipGloss Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 1:55am
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AThe best thing is to dip a knife in hot water and cut it. But you can still do it without it but the liner will shatter. It's not that big of a deal as it's worth it for the design. I cut the bottom and top separately to get the most out of it.

savannahquinn Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 1:55am
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I don't have an answer to your question but i think it looks GREAT!

nikki4199 Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 1:57am

They are really pretty! I have made one  but not as centerpieces.
 

HotPink_LipGloss Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 1:57am

AHere's a pic of oh sugar's showing the candy liner.[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/2891188/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

HotPink_LipGloss Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 1:59am

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I don't have an answer to your question but i think it looks GREAT!

Thank you!

HotPink_LipGloss Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 2:00am

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They are really pretty! I have made one  but not as centerpieces.

 

Thank you. I thought it would be a budget friendly alternative to flowers as many are using cakes as table centerpieces now.

-K8memphis Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 2:00am

ok ok ok i gotcha

 

add some paramount crystals to your choco or oil to soften up the choco shell

 

--it will slice better and eat better too--softer on the tooth 

 

and it's beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-K8memphis Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 2:01am

for the record, 'shards' of chocolate are never a problem at my table

 

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HotPink_LipGloss Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 2:05am

AThank you for the tips and the compliment! I need to try paramount crystals bc I do lots of chocolate and Oreo molding.

HotPink_LipGloss Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 2:08am

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for the record, 'shards' of chocolate are never a problem at my table

:D

LOL same here! I don't know too many people who would complain ;).

Sassyzan Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 3:41am

ACould you just put a dummy in the bottom part and not have to cut through it? If the top alone serves 14, that should be enough cake for the table, right? At most events, the tables only seat 8-10 people.

Apti Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 4:56am

If using the Wilton Giant Cupcake Pan, Wilton says it has the capacity for 10 cups of batter.  This is roughly equivalent to about 2 box mixes.    I don't know how large the OP's silicone is compared to the Wilton product.   You can get quite a few servings out of two box mixes.

 

If you only wanted to serve 8 people, you could place the cupcake "top" on a cake circle and just cut 8 wedge servings.  You could fill the candy melt "bottom" with candies or mints or any number of surprise goodies.  You could even package the surprise goodies in the chocolate "bottom" in tiny, individual cellophane bags. 

 

Here is an excellent thread with photographs of the Wilton Giant Cupcake Pan and a candy melt bottom:

http://www.wilton.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=8&threadid=165721

 

Here are photos I made of the Wilton "mini" giant cupcake pan liner made with orange candy melts.   I was practicing to see how they turned out.  Here is a link to the Wilton site for both the mini-Giant cupcake pan and the Giant Cupcake Pan:

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=4018F320-423B-522D-F5ECDA6F3A2ABB5E&killnav=1

 

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=934954ED-423B-522D-F0F7000C16FC74FC&killnav=1

 

HotPink_LipGloss Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 10:44pm

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Could you just put a dummy in the bottom part and not have to cut through it? If the top alone serves 14, that should be enough cake for the table, right? At most events, the tables only seat 8-10 people.

That's a very good idea! Thank you!

HotPink_LipGloss Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 10:48pm

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If using the Wilton Giant Cupcake Pan, Wilton says it has the capacity for 10 cups of batter.  This is roughly equivalent to about 2 box mixes.    I don't know how large the OP's silicone is compared to the Wilton product.   You can get quite a few servings out of two box mixes.

If you only wanted to serve 8 people, you could place the cupcake "top" on a cake circle and just cut 8 wedge servings.  You could fill the candy melt "bottom" with candies or mints or any number of surprise goodies.  You could even package the surprise goodies in the chocolate "bottom" in tiny, individual cellophane bags. 

Here is an excellent thread with photographs of the Wilton Giant Cupcake Pan and a candy melt bottom: [I][URL=http://www.wilton.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=8&threadid=165721]http://www.wilton.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=8&threadid=165721[/URL][/I]

Here are photos I made of the Wilton "mini" giant cupcake pan liner made with orange candy melts.   I was practicing to see how they turned out.  Here is a link to the Wilton site for both the mini-Giant cupcake pan and the Giant Cupcake Pan: [URL=http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=4018F320-423B-522D-F5ECDA6F3A2ABB5E&killnav=1]http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=4018F320-423B-522D-F5ECDA6F3A2ABB5E&killnav=1[/URL]

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Wow that is a very clever idea! Never would've thought to put something else in the shell part. I am going to try that and make sure the top part stays level with the stuff in the bottom....and make sure the cake board doesn't move around. Sounds so much fun. Thanks!

Apti Posted 12 Jan 2013 , 8:52pm

HotPink~~If you use the bottom chocolate shell as a base for a cake and frosting top, you will need to clean up the top edges of the chocolate shell so it will look nicer and be level. 

 

Here is an excellent way to clean the edges from a youtube video by another CakeCentral member, Shawna McGreevy.  Go to the 1 minute 45 second mark in the video and you'll see a 15 second demo of McGreevy melting the top edges of her "cup" by briefly smoothing the top along a warmed cookie sheet.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVmNLvHBCr0&feature=youtu.be

kazita Posted 12 Jan 2013 , 9:51pm

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for the record, 'shards' of chocolate are never a problem at my table

:D

Lol im with you there

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