I made Danielle’s wedding cake and cupcakes years ago. Time flies, and she has a 1 year old! She asked if I’d like to bake Ben’s first birthday treats for his party. YES! Ben was having a nautically-themed birthday party! It would be so much fun to bake for. Continue reading
This week I had the fortunate opportunity to make my first GIANT smash cupcake! It was for a photo shoot for baby boy Beau’s first birthday. Smash cakes (and cupcakes) have been popular for a while, but I this was my first time making one. I was excited! I don’t have a lot of the fun cake pans, so luckily my friend and co-worker is really into cakes and had one I could borrow for this occasion.
Wilton’s giant cupcake pan is great for this. It bakes nicely and holds one full cake recipe. This lucky birthday boy would get to smash the giant cupcake while wearing his adorable first birthday outfit (left). The giant cupcake is finished off with a gum paste number one and rosettes made with a 1M tip. The sides of the giant smash cupcake are finished with a #12 tip.
After making the cake, my kids were so excited to see it that they asked me to promptly bake one for us! I didn’t oblige, but I know it will be fun to make my Mom’s favorite mini chocolate chip pound cake in it. Sometime soon we’ll be making another!
Have you made a Giant Smash Cupcake before? What advice can you share from your experience?