Pull apart cakes or Cupcake Cakes are cupcakes frosted together and
decorated. They are easy to create and can be fun to serve at
parties where everyone can pull a cupcake off the cake and eat. No
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How to Make Cupcake Cakes
Mix your cake batter together. Pour batter into cupcake tins.
Try to add the same amount in each cupcake, about 2/3 full. This
allows your cupcakes to come out evenly. If needed you can
always trim the top off a cupcake if it is taller than others.
Bake your cupcakes and allow them to cool.
Arrange your cupcakes in a pattern that you'd like on a cake
board. You may want to add a dot of frosting on the bottom
of each cupcake to keep it secure.
Frost your cupcakes dragging your spatula from one cupcake to
another. You'll want to be generous with the frosting.
Decorate in the theme and design you'd like!
Pull Apart Cupcake Cake Decorating Ideas
This pull apart cupcake cake was frosted with white buttercream and
then with a pattern used the paint
a cake method.
You can design your cupcakes in a more separate fashion, too. These
are made by designing a pattern and then frosting cupcakes
individually. Here are some ideas on creating cupcake cakes
that will work for so many designs and occasions. We have a few
cupcake designs below to create a fun looking cake with your
First bake your cupcakes and allow them to cool. Arrange your
unfrosted cupcakes into the pattern you'd like. Arranging your
design before you decorate the cupcakes will make it easier to
move them around until you are happy with the design.
You can make these by frosting them all together or frost each
cupcake individually as below.
~You may want to add a dot of frosting on the bottom of each cupcake
to keep it secure.
More Cupcake Cake Decorating Ideas
Ice Cream Cone cupcake design.
Frost the bottom 4 layers brown for the cone.
Frost the top three rows different "ice cream colors".
Flower Cupcake Cake Designs. Make these into a
sunflower easily by frosting yellow and brown
Cupcake Cake Ideas
Another simple cake design pattern could be arranging your
cupcakes to look like a cluster
of balloons. Then adding streamers to the ends.
A Christmas tree
could be easy to make by making a pyramid with your cupcakes and
then adding two or four at the end for the stump.
An American flag can
be made with creating a large rectangle. Then decorating your
cupcakes individually with blue frosted in the corner and red
frosted and white frosted cupcakes creating the stripes.
A caterpillar can be
made by arranging cupcakes in a swiggly line and adding licorice
antennas to the first cupcake.