Giant Cupcake With Candy Shell Ok To Stack On A Cake And Transport?

Decorating By punkin90 Updated 27 Aug 2013 , 11:23pm by punkin90

punkin90 Posted 27 Aug 2013 , 1:31pm
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Hi all! I have been asked to make a birthday cake with a bottom cake/tier and put a  giant cupcake on top. They want no fondant. I have done a few of the giant cupcakes with a candy shell. Mine always get a little crack. I don't know why. I trim them down and make my shell thick. It happens after I put the cake into the bottom liner and I am able to repair it with more melted chocolate. I have searched and found pictures of the giant cupcakes tiered and I believe they have chocolate liners. I called Wilton yesterday because I could not figure out the serving size on the cupcake pan (12-15). While they were on the phone I asked if the cupcake in a candy shell would be ok to stack and was told probably not. The shell may crack. Now I am all nervous about doing this. Has anyone done this with success delivering the cake already stacked? Thanks for your help!

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ddaigle Posted 27 Aug 2013 , 2:02pm
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I would definitely not travel with it stacked because I always travel with a center dowel and this would crack the chocolate shell.    I would put supports in the bottom cake and sit the giant cupcake on top at the location. 

punkin90 Posted 27 Aug 2013 , 4:02pm
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ddaigle You are so helpful! When I make my shell I usually make a hole in the bottom of the shell by "rubbing" a dowel rod in circular motion in the center of the shell before the chocolate sets up. That way I will have a hole  to support the cupcake during transportation. I have only made the cupcake on a cake board by itself with a center dowel to keep it from toppling over. I was hoping I could use the center dowel in the bottom cake and then slide the cupcake on top of the dowel. I was thinking that it would be more unstable since it was on top of another cake and might crack the shell?

ddaigle Posted 27 Aug 2013 , 4:04pm
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Well if you have done it that way successfully before..then go for it.   Those shell bottoms drive me nuts.   It always take me about 3 tries to get it right.  I would be skeerd. LOL

punkin90 Posted 27 Aug 2013 , 4:15pm
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Too funny! Actually I am always skeerd icon_biggrin.gif when I do a chocolate cupcake liner. They always crack on me no matter how careful I am. Have searched everywhere and done everything. Maybe this time, fingers crossed.......Anyway, I was just worried that if I did go ahead and tier and dowel the cake that the shell may crack from sitting on the other cake because I know it will be less stable. Not sure if I will be able to deliver this one myself.

punkin90 Posted 27 Aug 2013 , 11:23pm
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Has anyone stacked a 2 tier cake with a cupcake on top with a candy liner and a dowel rod to transport?

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