To some of us a pull-a-part cupcake cake is not new, but there are a some who are still new to the concept.
It is exactly as the name suggest - pull-a-part cupcake cake.. You stack cupcakes together to form a design and then decorate it like a whole cake... when it's time to serve, let each kid pull-a-part the cupcake he wants.. Here in Israel it is almost new and fascinating.
It took this to my son's last day of school yesterday and everybody were so thrilled with the idea, especially the kids.
First get all your cupcakes ready. My son has 32 kids in his class, so I planned to put between 32 to 36 cupcakes.
I made three different flavors of cupcakes.- Devil's Food Chocolate Cupcakes, Double Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes and my son's favorite Sour cream Vanilla Cupcakes.
Frosting - I used my recipe - Vanilla Buttercream (kids love buttercream!)
Here you can see I have all my cupcakes ready.. First try and play around with them and see how to place them so you get an ideas of what it will look like and how you will work with them.
My Devil's food chocolate cupcakes are flat on the top while the others are domed.
I wanted the soccer ball to have a flat look and the grass to be raised up. So I put all the flat cupcakes in a circle on the center of the cake board.
I used 14 cupcakes here.
The first time I made a Soccer ball cake I printed out this pentagon shape from the internet, and made a cardboard template.. Later, I found a cutter so now I use this cutter.
If you do not have a cutter don't worry, just make one or do it free hand.
Having an image of a soccer ball in front of you will help you with placing or piping these.
I used 18 cupcakes for this so in total I used 32 cupcakes for the whole cake.
You could use less and make a smaller cake of course or you could only make the soccer ball with a very thin border of grass..
Here's the first green.