Giant Cupcake Cake

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 giant cake pan

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.

giant batter in oven

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 necessary.


Add a thin layer of buttercream frosting, this is called crumb coating.

crumb coat

Allow to sit several hours. Now decorate as you'd like.
giant cake

Decorating Ideas:

  • Frost your giant cupcake and add sprinkles or round candies on the top.

  • Frost the bottom with vertical lines to look like a real cupcake liner.

  • 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.

Giant Pan Video

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