Before I had Milla I took two levels of Wilton cake classes. I learned a lot and have continued to do cakes for friends and family for special occasions.
My sorority sister Caren's daughter Teaghan will be 1 in a few weeks. We have enjoyed a rekindled friendship with baby girls a couple of months apart and recently she moved back to the DFW area from Houston. YAY!
Caren is doing a cupcake theme for Teaghan's first birthday and she was in search of someone to do the giant cupcake cake. Always up for a challenge (and an excuse to buy a new Wilton pan), I decided I would do it. But since I knew I was a little rusty and this would be a big challenge, I decided I would do a few test cakes first. (ah darn, cake to eat...)
Here is the cake right out of the oven, the cupcake side holds less batter and cooks faster, so I cooked it in a pan of water... worked PERFECTLY! I cooked it on 315 for 60 minutes.
I leveled the bottom section, now I have to figure out how to level the cupcake part (you'll see why below)...
A little lopsided, but cute... you can see the pan worked REALLY well at holding the shape.
Here is the finished project... top view (I'll be adding a gumball to the top for a cherry)Side view...
Definitely the hardest part was finding a box that was tall enough to fit it in, I ended up using a Pampers box! I'm sending the cake to Roger's work tomorrow and I'll probably be making another one next week for another round of practice. I need to work on my rosettes a little more (another excuse for cake!)
So what do you think?