I made this giant cupcake for a little girl's 1st Birthday. This was her "smash" cake. The thing is, babies aren't really that hard to please. Just shove some icing in their face, and they will go for it. If you're lucky, they will actually eat the cake too.
This cake was Minnie Mouse themed, as you can see. I've done Minnie Mouse before, so that was no problem. The problem was trying to decide how I was going to do the bottom of the cupcake.
You know, the part that usually has a liner on it.
Yeah, that was a challenge. So I started Googling. Google is my best friend.
I found a few pictures of a chocolate shell. This is a great idea!
Here's what you do:
- Melt a bag of dark chocolate candy melts (or any color you want).
- Pour half the melted candies into your cupcake pan.
- Use a rubber spatula to spread the candies up the sides of the pan. You need an even spread.
- Place the pan in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes until hard.
- Pour the rest of the candies into the pan. Smooth with the spatula again.
- Cool the pan again until hard. This shouldn't take as long as it did the first time.
- Flip pan onto wax paper. The shell should release.
Don't worry if it doesn't come out correctly the first time. I had to try it twice.
When you bake the cake, it will be slightly too large for the shell. Simply place the bottom half of the cake into the shell, then slice the extra off. Now you are ready to place the top half and frost.
Chocolate Candy shells are perfect for the giant cupcake. It's super easy too.