I made this for my almost one year old grandaughter.
Isn't it pretty?
It's not a small cupcake, although you can't really tell from the photo.
It's about the size of a basketball. Huge. Well, huge for a cupcake.
It's baked in two halves of a really odd looking tin that looks like a pedestal and a Madonna style bra cup...
....but in fact you bake the top and bottom of the 'cupcake', join them with filling of some sort, and ice the top dome to your liking.
My daughter-in-law chose this pretty shade of lilac, which I then dusted with edible pearl dust for shimmer. A few lilac and white sprinkles, some supermarket bought sugar flowers and we've got one sweet cake.
These cakes retail for around $70 here, and for around the same amount, I've now got the tin, and the know-how to make as many giant cupcakes as I like. The actual cake cost less than $10 to make.
Someone tried to tell me that cupcake fever is over, and that it's a dying trend. Well try telling that to a one year old. Or a fourteen year old really.
This cake was a hit, and I now have two orders for giant cupcakes for other friends of my daughter-in-law.
I'd say a success....yes?