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Giant cupcakes as centerpieces

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Has 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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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?

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post #3 of 23

This could be a new trend... this sounds really cool.

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I 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.
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Here 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.
post #8 of 23
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The 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.
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I don't have an answer to your question but i think it looks GREAT!

post #10 of 23

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

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Here's a pic of oh sugar's showing the candy liner.
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Originally Posted by savannahquinn View Post

I don't have an answer to your question but i think it looks GREAT!
Thank you!
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Originally Posted by nikki4199 View Post

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.
post #14 of 23

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

 

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