Cupcake Cakes

Cupcake Cakes

by Melissa Barlow, Lisa Anderson
     
 

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The newest twist in the cupcake craze!

Cupcakes make the perfect building blocks for fun and creative-shaped cakes. With this book, you can make a purple hippo, spotted puppy, princess tiara, dump truck, lollipops, hedgehog, and much more. No special pans are required—just cupcakes. And cupcake cakes are perfect for parties and crowds, because the

Overview

The newest twist in the cupcake craze!

Cupcakes make the perfect building blocks for fun and creative-shaped cakes. With this book, you can make a purple hippo, spotted puppy, princess tiara, dump truck, lollipops, hedgehog, and much more. No special pans are required—just cupcakes. And cupcake cakes are perfect for parties and crowds, because the cake can be easily pulled apart into individual cupcake servings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423617488
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 7.08(h) x 0.84(d)
Age Range:
8 Years

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Happy Hippo

16 cupcakes

2 mini cupcakes

Purple frosting

Light purple frosting

White square gum

Purple Spree candies

Black licorice drops

White frosting

1. Frost 13 regular-size cupcakes and the 2 mini cupcakes with purple frosting. Frost the 3 remaining cupcakes with light purple frosting.

2. On a serving platter, arrange the cupcakes in a hippo shape, placing 2 purple cupcakes at the top, then 3 light purple cupcakes underneath, then 4 purple, then 3 purple, then 4 purple. Place the 2 mini cupcakes at the top for ears.

3. Place the remaining light purple frosting in a decorating bag with a round tip. Make nostrils on the hippo using Spree candies. Use light purple frosting to make the jaw bigger along the bottom. Fill in any gaps in the jaw with light purple frosting and smooth with a knife.

4. Stick the two pieces of gum into the bottom of the jaw for teeth. Place black licorice drops for fingernails and toenails.

5. Place the white frosting in a decorating bag with a round tip or a ziplock bag with the corner snipped off. Draw the eyes. Place a purple Spree candy onto each eye for the pupil, then add a dot of white frosting to each pupil.

Meet the Author

Melissa Barlow is the author of Easy Cut-Up Cakes for Kids and the co-author of 101 Things To Do With a Salad. She and her husband, Todd, currently live in Bountiful, Utah.

Lisa Turner Anderson is an avid crafter with a passion for dollhouses and miniatures. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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