This giant cupcake cake is made with the a Wilton shaped pan but we've
given directions below on how to make it without one. It is a great
cake to decorate because it is so versatile.
Using the Cupcake Pan
Prepare a double batch of cake batter or two box mixes. You will
have a little leftover to use for cupcakes. Fill the giant cupcake pan
about 2/3 full. Bake 40-50 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the
middle comes out clean.
Place on a cooling rack in the pan for 30 minutes. Turn upside down
on the cooling rack and allow to cool several hours or overnight
before adding a crumb coat and decorating. Trim off edges if
Add a thin layer of buttercream frosting, this is called crumb
Allow to sit several hours. Now decorate as you'd like.
Frost your giant cupcake and add sprinkles or round candies on
Frost the bottom with vertical lines to look like a real
You can make your own giant cupcake by layering 3-4 circle
layers. Carve the sides narrower at the bottom in the shape of
your cupcake. Add a round cake baked in a ball pan or batter
bowl on the top. Decorate.