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How to make a Cross from Cupcakes for Easter!

Updated on May 11, 2009

An AWESOME cupcake cake for Easter, Baptisms, Christmas, etc.

I made the neatest cupcake cake for my daughters Baptism. It was so simple. The idea came to mind when I was trying to figure out how to make a cake myself in order to save money. It was a double Baptism and I was responsible for throwing the party. Funds were limited and I had to feed 50 people! So I was thinking of a religious themed cake and a cross came to mind. Hmmm, how to do it? CUPCAKES! I ran the idea past my mother-in-law who, without actually saying it, wasn't so sure about the idea. Then I asked my sister-in-law about it, her son (my new Godson!!) was being Baptized alongside my daughter, and she said "Uhmm, do you think Luke may need his own cake?" Okay... nobody thought much of it. Well I was determined at this point NOT to spend $30 on a cake. I did it, it turned out beautifully and everyone was very, very impressed. So much so that I have been asked to make 3 of them for Easter. One for my mom, one for my mother-in-law and one for a friend of hers! I couldn't believe how well it turned out!!

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Ingredients and Directions - This is how I did it!

Ingredients needed

2 boxes of white cake mix, prepared as directed

2 cups butter, softened

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

8 cups confectioners' sugar (approx.)

3-4 tablespoons milk

I used the Pampered Chef Easy Accent Decorator with the large star tip, however, any piping bag fitted with the large star tip will work fine. You'll also need about 50 white or silver cupcake baking cups and artificial (or real) flowers.

Prepare cake batter as directed and evenly distribute between cupcake cups. I used a cookie scoop to divide the batter, it's important for the cupcakes to be uniform in size. Bake as directed.

In the meantime...

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, and vanilla. Blend in the sugar, one cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the milk, one TBSP at a time (you're looking for piping consistency) and continue mixing until light and fluffy. Keep icing covered until ready to decorate. Feel free to use your own butter cream frosting recipe. I do not recommend using the store bought stuff.

I covered a large cutting board with parchment paper and a decorative cake board.

Begin arranging the cupcakes. Make one row of 12, from top to bottom. Place another row beside it nesting the cupcakes together (setting them slightly askew.) The rows should be uneven. Cut a cupcake in half and place at the top of one row and at the bottom of the other row to even them out. About 1/3 of the way down from the top place 4 cupcakes on each side, side by side. Do not nest these together, just place them side by side. You should now have a cross.

To frost the cross. Begin at the bottom left side and start piping one star at a time (making sure to lift the bag before starting another star.) Pipe individual stars in a straight line from the bottom to the top. Repeat until the entire vertical part of the cross is covered. Then fill in the holes between the cupcakes on the horizontal part with icing. Begin piping stars from the inside of the cross, out. Finish by filling in any thin spots.

Cut small sprigs of flowers and decoratively place on the cupcake cake. VIOLA!!

Finish off the leftover cupcakes with the leftover icing. People will not want to take the first cupcake from the cross so use the extra's first!

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    • MommaMoore profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @anonymous: Fortunately for me I did not have to transport the cupcakes. I would suggest transporting the cupcakes without frosting. Fill a few disposable piping bags (maybe 4 or 5) with icing and assembling the cupcakes/cake on site. It only takes about 20 minutes to complete. I just made this again last weekend for my daughters First Eucharist. It's amazing how fast this comes together! If assembling on site is not an option then you could also use a bit of icing as "glue" on the bottom of the cupcakes and that may hold them in place. I would suggest having someone hold the cupcakes/cake board on their lap though. I hope this helps! Good luck!!

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      5 years ago

      Hi Gina, I was wondering if you could comment on how you transported your cupcakes. I need to transport my cupcakes in the same shape you did your cupcakes. I can't imagine placing your cake board in the back of the van as in your pic and not have the cupcakes slide around during turns of bumps on the road. So if you can help me with this problem I should would appreciate it. Thank you in advance for your help. Connie (

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      6 years ago

      Thank-you so much for the great money saving idea - this cake will be perfect!

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      7 years ago

      Great job! Great step by step directions!

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      7 years ago

      A lovely idea for cupcakes. I will try this one in the christmas.

      Grace - Cupcakes

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      Jimmie Quick 

      8 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      This is a beautiful cake idea.

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      9 years ago

      Looks Yummy!!


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