This Ice Cream & Candy Cake + Giant Cupcake Cake were made for sweet sisters who celebrate their birthdays together. They’re not twins, but their birthdays are close to the same date so they celebrate together each year.
Anywho – I hope you haven’t minded me sharing the sweet deals that I’ve found over the past few days, but I’m ready to share cakes and recipes again, so I thought I’d dive back in tonight with this pair of cakes!
First… the Giant Cupcake Cake.
I actually baked two 4″ layers of cake in regular round pans for the bottom. Then to make the bottom, I melted candy melts and painted the inside part of the pan. After getting one layer on, I popped it in the freezer until that set. Then I painted another layer…froze it…and then another.
After the 3rd layer, I let it freeze for a long time (probably an hour or longer?) and as I’d heard, it popped right out! Then I filled and frosted the 4″ cakes and just set them inside the cupcake shell. It worked beautifully!
For the top, as previously stated, I baked it in the pan. Then I crumb coated the top of the cupcake, then took a long rope of fondant and curled it around the top directly on the frosting. Then I covered the whole thing with homemade marshmallow fondant.
The “sprinkles” and cherry on top were also homemade marshmallow fondant!
Then there was the Ice Cream & Candy Cake. The “ice cream” was a cake ball. I dipped it in melted candy melts, then put it on the cake still wet so it could “melt” onto the cake a little. I also stuck the cone on there before the candy melts hardened.
You can see my tutorial here for how to do the wavy fondant overlay. The ball border and the candy and lollipops were all made from homemade marshmallow fondant.
The lettering on this cake (and the board of the giant cupcake cake) was done with my funky alphabet tappit cutters and you can see here how I use tappit cutters (without pulling my hair out!).
And here they are together! I used the same colors on both cakes to tie them together since Khloe & Kiley were celebrating their birthdays together! Fun, huh?
Do you have any questions about these cakes? Leave me a comment and I’ll do my best to answer and help out!
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