Little Mermaid Jumbo Cupcake with Candles Idea

Pick up your dinglehopper and get ready for cake!

Spoil your little mermaid with a gigantic cupcake, made with a special cake mold. The “baking cup” of this colossal confection is made from candy melt, a moldable colorful chocolate. Yum! Frost it with ocean blue waves and top with a school of Little Mermaid candles. Check out the how-to below for details.

How-To

Supplies:

  • Giant Cupcake Pan
  • Cake Release spray or flour, shortening, and vegetable oil
  • Icing
  • Pastry bag and 1M Star Tip
  • Candy melts
  • Pastry brush or silicone spatula

1) Bake cupcake halves

Spray your pans with Cake Release, or make your own by mixing equal parts flour, shortening and vegetable oil and brush your pan thoroughly. Pour your favorite flavor of cake batter into each pan and bake according to package or recipe instructions.

2) Remove from pans

Carefully remove your cakes from the pans and let them cool. Wash any remaining cake release and crumbs from your pans and dry well.

3) Melt candy for liner

Melt 6 drizzle packs of candy melt and pour half into the bottom of your bottom-half cupcake pan. Using a pastry brush or silicone spatula, coat the sides with the candy melts. Make sure to cover all the nooks and crannies and get rid of any air bubbles. Chill for twenty minutes, then melt another 6 packs, pour in and coat a second layer. Chill again for at least thirty minutes.

4) Pop out liner

Remove the pan from the fridge. Gently tilt the pan and use your fingers to pull out the candy liner. Be very gentle, but remember you can always re-melt the candies and retry if it breaks.

5) Trim cake to fit

Trim the ridges off of your cake so it will fit inside your candy liner. Carefully drop your cake into the liner, and if any hangs over, just trim so the top is flush.

6) Attach top and decorate

Use a dollop of icing to adhere your top and bottom cake halves together. Use a piping bag and a 1M star tip to ice the top of your cupcake, and then place your candles on top!