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How to Make a Giant Cupcake

Updated on February 11, 2013

Make this Mouthwatering Giant Cupcake in 10 Simple Steps!

I am often asked how to make my Giant Cupcake because it is always a hit when I take one to a get-together. This giant cupcake is very simple to make, let me show you how.

I took pictures as I put it all together, it was so easy! I thought I would share the 10 easy steps I used to make it.

I have to confess in advance....I made it really easy on myself...I cheated a little. Instead of my homemade cake and frosting, I used boxed cake mixes and canned frosting.

A little side note, I think there is a big difference in boxed cake mixes when it comes to flavor and moisture.

My choice for cake mix and frosting is (drum roll, please) Betty Crocker.

With that said, lets get started.

Batty Crocker Cake Mix
Batty Crocker Cake Mix

Supplies and Ingredients I used for my Giant Cupcake:

The Easy Recipe!

1 Wilton Giant Cupcake Pan (found below)

2 Betty Crocker Cake Mixes, plus eggs, oil and water

1 Can Betty Crocker Chocolate Frosting

About 1 1/2 cup of Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chunks

Cake plate or prepared cake board

1 Wilton Large Drop Flower #2D Decorating Tip

Wilton Disposable 12 Inch Decorating Bags

THE WILTON GIANT CUPCAKE PAN! - A must have to make GIANT CUPCAKES

Wilton 2105-5038 Giant DIMENSIONS LARGE CUPCAKE PAN
Wilton 2105-5038 Giant DIMENSIONS LARGE CUPCAKE PAN

Ya gotta have one of these easy-to-use GIANT CUPCAKE PANS to make a GIANT CUPCAKE!

 

How to Make a Giant Cupcake in 10 Steps:

The Easy Instructions!

Step 1- Prepare your 'Giant Cupcake' Pan (see below) by spraying the inside with cooking spray and coating with flour (be generous). You may want to coat it with cocoa powder instead of flour to give it a chocolaty look on the outside instead of a white powdery look.

Step 2- Prepare your cake mixes according to package instructions, I added a cup of Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chunks to the cake mix just for some added fun and flavor.

Filling your Giant Cupcake Pan:

Step 3- Fill both sides of your 'Giant Cupcake' Pan with the cake mix to about 2/3-3/4 full. There will be a little cake mix left over.

I just make another small cake or some small cupcakes for the kids to decorate.

Step 4- Bake at 350 degrees F until a toothpick inserted in to the center of the cupcake bottom comes out clean. I started checking it at about 30-35 minutes.

Times will vary, every oven is different.

Allow your Giant Cupcake to cool:

Step 5- Allow your cupcake to cool completely.

Then remove from pan by loosening any cake that is stuck to the pan with a butter knife.

Turn the pan upside down onto a cookie sheet or plates.

Gently ease the cupcake out of the pan.

We're halfway there!

Cut top off both the top and the bottom of the Giant Cupcake:

Step 6- Cut top off both the top and the bottom of the Giant Cupcake with a cake knife or a serrated knife. Place bottom of cupcake on a cake plate or prepared cake board.

The tops of my cakes disappear fast around here. My 6 children are usually circling around me like vultures to devour them after I cut them off.

How to put a tip in a cake decorating bag:

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Step 7- Using the following instructions, place decorating tip #2D in to a 12 inch decorating bag, fill bag with frosting to about 2/3 full.Put tip 2D into decorator bag and mark bag about 1/2 inch from end of tip .Pull tip back and cut the tip on the line you madeInsert tip in to bag until it is snug in the endFill bag with frosting to about 2/3 full, twist top and hold firmly
Step 7- Using the following instructions, place decorating tip #2D in to a 12 inch decorating bag, fill bag with frosting to about 2/3 full.Put tip 2D into decorator bag and mark bag about 1/2 inch from end of tip .
Step 7- Using the following instructions, place decorating tip #2D in to a 12 inch decorating bag, fill bag with frosting to about 2/3 full. Put tip 2D into decorator bag and mark bag about 1/2 inch from end of tip .
Pull tip back and cut the tip on the line you made
Pull tip back and cut the tip on the line you made
Insert tip in to bag until it is snug in the end
Insert tip in to bag until it is snug in the end
Fill bag with frosting to about 2/3 full, twist top and hold firmly
Fill bag with frosting to about 2/3 full, twist top and hold firmly

Attaching the top of your Giant Cupcake to the bottom:

Step 8- Twist top of decorator bag, squeeze bag, piping frosting on top of Giant Cupcake bottom to make a 'glue' to hold the top on.

Pipe frosting on top of cupcake bottom to make a 'glue' to hold the top on.

Put your Giant Cupcake together:

Then carefully place the top of the Giant Cupcake on top of the bottom with point up.

Now for the Icing! The fun part!

Decorating Your Giant Cupcake:

Step 9- Pipe frosting on top of your Giant Cupcake, starting on bottom outside edge and working your way up to the top in a spiral.

Keep going...don't stop...

Hang in there, keep piping...you're almost done!

 

You are Done!

Giant Cupcake top iced!

Wait, there is one more step...it's optional.

chocolate chunks on top of cupcake
chocolate chunks on top of cupcake

Add some 'sprinkles' to your giant cupcake!

Step 10- Add chocolate chunks to top of your Giant Cupcake to make it look like it has 'sprinkles.'

ENJOY!!!

P.S. There will be a small argument over who gets the ONLY cupcake!

If you like that, you might also like ... - this fun cupcake stuff.

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Do you like Giant Cupcakes? What is your favorite kind of cupcake?

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      That looks amazing

    • pauly99 lm profile image

      pauly99 lm 

      7 years ago

      Making me extremely hungry here. Ok. Lunch and then dessert.

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      RichLeighHD 

      7 years ago

      Yum! Looks incredible!

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      beautyandtherest 

      7 years ago

      Chocolate all the way ! My favorite cupcake

    • ccsonian profile image

      ccsonian 

      7 years ago

      Oh yum, I think your giant cupcake is my favorite cupcake. Looks great.

    • Blackspaniel1 profile image

      Blackspaniel1 

      7 years ago

      Nice lens

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Great lens.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Pound cake is my favorite.

    • KateHonebrink profile image

      KateHonebrink 

      7 years ago

      Chocolate cupcakes are awesome, but a giant chocolate cupcake would be super-awesome! Congrats on being featured on being featured on the chocolate monsterboard!

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      acreativethinker 

      7 years ago

      Chocolate Chip cupcakes are yummy, but so are Dark Chocolate Cake cupcakes. Nice lens, thanks for sharing. :)

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      glowchick 

      7 years ago

      The only thing better than a chocolate cupcake is a GIANT chocolate cupcake YUM!!!

    • Rangoon House profile image

      AJ 

      7 years ago from Australia

      Where would we be without Betty Crocker?

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      RomanticMe 

      8 years ago

      mmmmhhhhh chocolate

    • navalava lm profile image

      navalava lm 

      8 years ago

      Yummy! I am addicted to chocolate. You are not helping! :)

      Will try this one as well.

      Great lens!

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      danowrites lm 

      8 years ago

      cool

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      mockingbird999 

      8 years ago

      Red velvet. I really want one of those pans.

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      I like this mouthwatering delicacy!

    • evelynsaenz1 profile image

      Evelyn Saenz 

      8 years ago from Royalton

      Nice instructions for making a Giant Chocolate Cupcake.

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      jmillerepps 

      8 years ago

      awesome, job! Red Velvet!

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      cupcakeideas2011 

      8 years ago

      Chocolate giant cupcakes! Can't wait to sprinkle this cupcake with hazel nuts and chocolate bits.

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      bames24 lm 

      8 years ago

      this is like heaven!!! I love chocolate in any shape or form... and I adore cupcakes... :)

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      MoonlakeDesigns 

      8 years ago

      Oh love this a lot :) cupcake giant seems yumm must try this one ;)

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      i love this it is so delicious

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      MamasCritics2 

      8 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you Sunita!!!

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Giant Cupcakes are looking great.

      Squid Angel's blessing.

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      AnnsHomeDecor 

      8 years ago

      Wow! What a neat idea. Never saw the giant cupcake pan. Love chocolate cupcakes. Great lens.

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      Fox Music 

      8 years ago

      Chocolate and Giant - What a Delicious Combination - thank you for this Lens on Giant Cupcakes

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      MamasCritics2 

      8 years ago

      @VarietyWriter2: Thank you!!!

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      VarietyWriter2 

      8 years ago

      Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      any cupcakes will done..love the lens visit my black midnight cake len is so yummy

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      affiliatestwo 

      9 years ago

      I love chocolate cupcakes with all that lovely icing on top, YUMMY! Excellent site!

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      Lou165 

      9 years ago from Australia

      I read giant chocolate cupcake and was hooked - it sounds delicious!

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      tssfacts 

      9 years ago

      I learned something new. I didn't know they had large cupcake pans. Ok so now you know how long it's been since I have made cupcakes. Great easy recipe.

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      boutiqueshops 

      9 years ago

      OMG...I almost passed out from chocolate craving as I read this page. Wonderful instructions with excellent pictures. Very well done!

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