That's a mini cake, not a cupcake. Usually you would cut 2" circles of cake and layer together, crumb coat and fondant. Pain in the neck to do!!
One of the California decorators on CC posted a tutorial on how she used two cupcakes stacked to make that shape of small cake.
Mini Cakes - Picture Tutorial!
In addition to Vegagirl's tutorial, that cake in the photo may have a poured fondant on it. Hard to see.
A[IMG]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3278165/width/200/height/400[/IMG] [IMG]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3278166/width/200/height/400[/IMG] I used a cookie cutter, large layer of cake, and lots of time and patience!! The scraps were good for cake pops though!
cara1982, WOW! spectacular job on those.
AThanks, I made 5 and vowed never to make them again
OK, thanks all!
cara1982, I didn't make them. I have a customer that is requesting them and I had no idea where to get that pan. :) Yours are beautiful!!
If you're really rich or are going to make this part of your array of pastries for sale, You could purchase the pastry ring set.
I have a 3" round cake pan that would make that mini cake perfectly.
Well, I'm certainly not rich! LOL I can see the possibility of using soup or vegetable cans with aluminum foil on the bottom to keep the batter inside. My MIL used to make holiday breads like that for a different shape. Thanks for the info.
These pastry rings are also an option. and I like round bread, I had a Pyrex round tube for baking bread years ago, don't know where it is now..........