Gone are the days where you have to fight off sugar crazed kids while you try and evenly slice the birthday cake and hand it out to everyone. Cupcake Cakes are one of our top party hacks for a successful party!
Cupcake Cakes are easy to DIY even if you’re not an experienced baker or cake decorator. The cupcakes can easily be handed out to each kid during the rush for sugar after signing Happy Birthday, and no cutting or knives are needed!
Read on for our step by step guide for a DIY pull apart cupcake cake:
Decide on your design. Are you creating a princess dress or perhaps a jurassic park? Or maybe it’s something for an adult celebration and you can create a Martini glass or a beer stein. You will need to decide on your design now so that you can bake the correct amount of cupcakes in step two. Check out our Pinterest page for more ideas!
Make your cupcakes. Ensure that you cook your cupcakes in patty cake cases so that you can easily manouvere them in the placement step. It also means no worrying about germs while handing them out to your guests at the party. Be sure not to overfill the patty cake tins so that you can easily decorate later. A great vanilla cupcake recipe can be found at Life Love Sugar.
While your cupcakes cook. Now is the perfect time to make your buttercream frosting. Your design will determine how many colours of buttercream you will need. Create one large batch of buttercream and then separate into bowls depending on the amount of colours you require. To get the best colouring for your buttercream it's best to use a gel colouring. Ensure the colouring is mixed in thoroughly to avoid a varying colour or perhaps a mismatched colour once you apply it to your cupcakes.
Wait for your cupcakes to cool and then start laying out your chosen design on a board. Creating the design on a board means your finished design can be moved where you would like it once the celebrations to start. Once you are happy with your designs place a small amount of buttercream to the bottom of all your cupcakes so that they don’t move on the board.
Begin the icing. Using a piping bag fill in any holes between the cupcakes with a small amount of icing and then create a “cupcake wall” around the outside of your design. Your cupcake wall will be the same colour as your base colour of icing. Once this is completed you can begin decorating your design with your different coloured icings.
If you are adding any figurines such as plastic dinosaurs or dolls etc this is your chance.
TAKE PHOTOS! All too often we forget to take photos of our work with everything else going on for the celebration.
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