Monday, June 27, 2011

King of Cupcakes! Cake

King of Cupcakes! Cake
Dimensions® Giant Cupcake Pan bakes a jumbo cupcake over 8 inches high! Cute King of Cupcakes! fondant bear seems to be bursting out of the top, prepped and ready to join the birthday party.


step 1

In advance: Make fondant paper tears. Combine 4 oz. white fondant with 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex. Roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick and cut 8 triangles 1 1/2 in. wide in various lengths from 2 to 2 1/2 in. Let dry 48 hours in medium and large flower formers dusted with cornstarch.

step 2

Also in advance: Make fondant bear. Tint 4 oz . fondant brown, 1/8 oz. light brown and 1/2 oz. orange. Use brown fondant to make a 1 3/4 in. ball for torso and a 1 1/2 in. ball for head. Shape and attach together with damp brush.

step 3

Roll and attach 1 x 1/2 in. logs for arms, 1/2 in. flattened balls for ears. For muzzle, roll out light brown fondant 1/8 in. thick; cut 1/2 x 3/4 in. oval and attach. Using buttercream icing and tip 1, pipe dot eyes, pipe-in nose and string mouth. Using orange fondant, shape a 1/2 in. wide x 3/4 in. high cone for hat; attach. Pipe tip 1 pull-out fringe.

step 4

Bake and cool cake. Trim 1/2 in. off top of cupcake. Ice bottom section smooth; position top section and use spatula to ice with swirl effect.

step 5

Tint 8 oz. fondant blue; roll out 1/8 in. thick. Cut 16 strips, 3 1/2 in. long using Cutter/Embosser with 2 zigzag wheels and 1/4 in. spacer; attach to bottom section sides with dots of icing.

step 6

Attach confetti sprinkles. Pipe tip 4 message. Position bear and fondant paper tears.

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