This post isn’t part of Challenge 52 and I haven’t taken photo’s of me making it, but I wanted to share this bake with you 🙂
It was recently my mum’s birthday and she came to stay for the weekend with my dad. My mum is a huge Disney fan (as am I) and we are currently on countdown to a family trip to Florida this year. With her birthday approaching my cousin sent me a picture of a Mickey Mouse themed giant cupcake and suggested I make it for my mum. It looked amazing and so I thought I would give it a go.
I did a bit of research and decided the cake would look best with a red chocolate cupcake case for the base (rather than using red icing to decorate). I made this using red candy melts which I simply melted and painted onto the inside of the base of my giant cupcake tin. I did three layers and once it had set, the chocolate came out of the tin and created a perfect giant cupcake case.
The cake itself was filled with buttercream and my homemade strawberry jam. I then finished it off with buttercream roses on top and ears and buttons made from sugar paste.
I’ve never piped buttercream roses before and a few of them didn’t come out right but the overall effect worked really well. Plus my mum loved it!