I have to transport a EXTRA LARGE PULL APART CUPCAKE CAKE! Sooooo I'm making approx. 75-100 mini cupcakes in a full circle ...they will be decorated on top with buttercream and then hand painted with piped hair to become the head and face of a 1920s Flapper!! This is a High end Gatsby themed party. I need to deliver it to a catering hall approx. 5 miles away....assembly on site it NOT a option. I searched the web and came up with a 2 foot round pizza pan which I know will not hold 75 cupcakes . ANY SUGGESTIONS on what to use that will hold sturdy and not be flimsy and do you know what the approximate circumference will be for 75 mini size cup cakes. Transport I know will be a nightmare. So any suggestions are very much welcomes HELP!!!! Thank you!
I have never made a pull apart cake but my first thought on how to construct it so that it will not move during transport is using a styrofoam base and then securing the cupcakes to the base with skewers/toothpicks so that when the customer takes one of the cupcakes the skewer/toothpick remains in the base. Or you could use some candy melts, pipe a dot on the bottom of the cupcake and secure it to the board that way.
As for approximate size, I'm sorry but I don't know.
Quickest and easiest way to get the size would be to take 75 mini cupcake liners and set them out as they'll be in the finished product. I agree that a styrofoam base would probably be best - - it will be sturdy but not heavy. I think you'll find that 75 mini cupcakes won't take up as much room as you think.