Monday, 3 August 2009

Pull Apart Cakes

Thanks for all of your nice comments on my iron cupcake entries. I didn't win this month but I was really thrilled to be competing against such fabulous entries. You can check them out on the iron cupcake website. Next month's theme is cupcakes of the world, so if you have any suggestions for cupcake recipes I should try out let me know.

Recently, I made my first pull apart cake for a 7-year old's football birthday party. For those of you who haven't come across these types of cake before, they are made up of a whole lot of cupcakes iced together, to form a single cake. Instead of cutting the cake into slices, everyone can just pull off a cupcake. It's a really practical technique if you need to make a large cake and don't have the right sized baking pan.....or when you are asked to make a football field. I had a lot of fun making this cake and I was so surprised at how easy it was. Here's what I did so you can have a go at making one too.

To make a rectangular field, I put 49 cupcakes on a cake board, then covered the surface, including the little gaps between the cupcakes, with green buttercream. I only spread a thin layer across the top, then piped green grass with a Wilton tip 233. I love the texture this tip creates. It is also great for making fur.

Finally, I piped white field lines with royal icing, then added plastic football players and goals to complete the scene.

Hope you have fun making pull apart cakes.

Happy Baking!


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