In early November I was asked to review a Giant Cupcake Cake Mould. The product arrived the day I was admitted to the Mother and Baby unit with post natal depression. I have been feeling pretty bad that I have not fulfilled my end of the bargain and tested the cake mould and posted a review.
I have been climbing the mountain of my mood and baking any cupcakes (let alone giant cupcakes) was the last thing on my mind.
Since I have been enjoying baking recently I decided I was feeling ready to give the cake mould a try. I filled the giant cupcake moulds with:
15 oz butter/caster sugar and self raising flour
tsp of vanilla extract
You put all the ingredients in a mixure and beat until smooth. If you don’t have a mixer then cream the sugar and butter until pale and fluffy. Then beat in the eggs and vanilla extract. Finally sieve the flour and gently fold until just mixed.
Bake the giant cupcake slowly at a low temperature. If the outside cooks too fast then cover in foil.
This makes a massive amount of cup cake mix to fill the monster sized cup cake mould. The giant cupcake is made in two moulds a bottom and a domed top. The top cooks faster in around 35 mins, the bottom takes 45.
After the giant cupcake was baked I sliced the cakes where they would meet so it would have a smooth join. This is where I cheated somewhat (come on I have three kids and am still depressed) and used Betty Crocker chocolate fudge frosting. I joined the two parts with the frosting, then smothered the top with more.
Then I got out a selection of cake decorating bits and bobs. I let the giant cupcake decorating team (my two eldest) at it. They had a fabulous time making the cake look as lovely as I was hoping it would taste. Then the final touch, a sprinkle of edible ‘disco’ glitter. I was very pleased with the results.
We all had a slice and it was declared delicious by the head giant cupcake tester (my husband). So in conclusion I think that this is a great addition to my cake tins/moulds. A lovely novelty cake I can whip up for family celebrations. Also it’s not complicated proven by making mine while looking after five children, attending to an eBay pick up, comforting a stressed friend and organising sandwiches for lunch.
Disclosure: I was given a Big Tops Giant Cupcake Mould by Find A Gift my opinions and cake decorating skills are all my own.
Yummy, looks so much better than my first attempt at a giant cupcake. I failed miserably. Probably because I used margarine rather than real butter to make my butter cream…
Well obviously as I totally cheated on the frosting front that makes us equal. Also always butter, never margarine !
A giant, chocolatey, cupcake. Wow Ella, that looks fab! The chocolate fudge frosting is an added bonus. I want to make one now!!
Thanks , I love chocolate !
i have seen those large cupcake moulds and wondered how easy (or difficult) they would be to use. your cake looks totally delicious – i often use that Betty Crocker frosting it saves so much time and tastes great! and you made it whilst coping with all those goings on around you!!! brilliant Ella x
Thanks , I really enjoyed doing it.
Yum yum, this looks really fab 🙂 my two always look at the giant cupcake moulds in brochures and say they look great and I usually make some sort of grumbling noise but seeing this you may have convinced me x
Nothing wrong with a bit of Betty Crocker would be my choice of a helping hand 🙂
So loving your new baking spirit and impressed with the list of things you achieved whilst making this beauty!!!! xxx
Thanks , yes go for it , really fun project for the kids.
“My Goodness” I canÂ´t find words for this cupcake or how you are able to handle five kids when you are baking! It really has to be a cirkusartist to do things like that. And the boys made a very, very nice decoration. It looks like a picture from a recepie book. Be proud and give your self a nice rest.
Thanks , glad you like it.
Wow that looks amazing! I want some 🙂 Maybe we can make it sometime. Glad you’re feeling better. xx
Yes that would be fun. Thanks, look forward to catching up soon.
Triumphant Ella, well done you xxx
Triumphant is exactly the right word for how I felt when we had finished this magnificent cake lol.
hi your cake looks fab i bought the giant cupcake mould about a year ago and still havint tried it,gonna do it as a bday cake need a easy recipe a chocolate one like yours just wondering excacly what your ingredients were that would be a great help all the others i looked at seem to have to many ingredients ha! i was just gonna but betty crocker cake mix to fill the molds as a cheat hehe! but would really like to make my own cake mix thanks
I used a Victoria sponge cake mix (eggs,flour,butter,caster sugar). My top tip would be to bake slowly on a low heat. This is because otherwise the outside cooks much quicker than the inside.