Giant Cupcake Base

My daughter’s birthday is coming up this month.  She will be 2 years old!  I can’t even believe how fast time flies when you have kids!As I was pondering what fun cake to do for her this year, I remembered how fun her cake was last year and though I would share the fun with you!I got a lot of compliments on Avrie’s giant cupcake.  I thought I would share my secret to my fun cupcake base!Everyone pretty much knows about this awesome giant cupcake mold pan from wilton…Bake your cake according to the pan’s directions.Now comes the fun part that made my cupcake kind of unique.  I didn’t like just the plain old cake for the base.  I tried fondant and it still didn’t show the groves like I wanted it to.  SO… I thought, why not use white chocolate?!I really like the Kroger brand of white chocolate.  I like the taste and you get a lot of chocolate in the package.  Not to mention its cheaper than the candy melts.I melted the white chocolate according to the packages directions then added the color of food coloring I wanted, in my case, lime green.  I then painted the chocolate onto the base part of the cupcake pan.  I painted until I had it about 5 layers.  Once you get a nice thick coating of white chocolate, stick it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to let it set.  It pulls out really nicely and you have a fabulous grooved shell!Once your cake is completely cooled, you trim the base to fit inside your shell.  The top will sit nicely on top of the shell.  Then frost the top however you would like!  I used a pink frosting and swirled it!these giant cupcakes are seriously so cute!  For all the other party guests, I thought it would be fun to serve little cupcakes.have fun and enjoy!

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  1. Erin of

    Super cute!

  2. Erin

    What a great idea for the base! So cute!

  3. Teri@thefreshmancook

    Hi Nikki,
    Thanks so much for your comment, and for becoming a follower. I love the cupcake cake you made last year. It's adorable. I love the idea of the colored white chocolate for the base. Very creative!! You have a great blog!

  4. Bridget

    Hey Nikki! Thanks for following my blog! Your stuff looks delicious! I cannot wait to try the Nutella Cupcakes!!!

    I'm glad we can be blog-buds!

  5. Lisa

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment....I love new followers too! :) I'm following back. I pinned this giant cupcake to my Cupcakes All The Way board on Pinterest! So nifty and cute! :)
    ~Lisa @

  6. Katy

    Very cute! I made one of these for my daughter's 1st birthday. I didn't want to invest the $$ in the pan & I was surprised that I could rent one for $4 from my local bakery!

  7. Lucie

    How cute! :]
    Just discovered your site from a friend's Facebook post.

    I really love the colors that you used! Very cute! :]

  8. idesign

    wow that's a great tip! thanks for sharing :)


  9. Erin F.

    I love that to buy a giant cupcake pan!

    Erin @ Art+Food+Life

  10. Surf Jewels

    This looks good, like the idea of the choc at the bottom.