The Giant Cupcake

31 05 2009

7:30 p.m.: As we speak, a giant cupcake in a coffee can is baking in my oven.



Essentially, I doubled this batter recipe found on the Joy Of Baking Web site. To give you a few highlights without doing the math — six eggs, two sticks of butter, three cups of flour, two-ish cups of sugar, etc. etc. (that’s if I did the math right. We’ll see).


I have no idea how long to bake it for. But, it’s on 350, as per the recipe’s instructions. Though I bet it will take a little longer than 12-18 minutes.

8:21 p.m. UPDATE: After checking the can, it seemed the top was firm and cupcake-like. So it was removed and let cool. After pulling it out to flip, it was discovered the bottom half was unfortunately not cooked, BUT IT WAS STILL IN TACT with just a smell hemorrhage of batter. The cupcake was able to be put back into the can, this time, upside down, to finish baking. It’s touch and go. More to follow.


9:33 p.m. UPDATE: After baking for a total of about an hour and a half, with about 20 minutes for cooling, it appears that the giant cup cake is finished baking. There is a small fisher in the top of it due to the previous accident, but for all intents and purposes, it appears cooked through. While there is no toothpick long enough to insert in the center as the classic test (if it comes out clean, finito, if not, bake it some more.) but a knife came out clean. I say, good enough. Now, it must just cool completely and then we will go on to ice it with about a pound of icing.  Shown below, with a beer bottle for scale. MORE TO FOLLOW.


10:35 P.M. UPDATE — THE GIANT CUPCAKE IS FINISHED. Born at approximately 10:30 p.m., EST, it weighs at least three pounds of cupcake and 1.5 pounds of vanilla icing. Also, adorned with sprinkles. I am a proud parent. I just hope it tastes ok!


Darn you Ace of Cakes for the episode that aired today of you making the world’s largest cupcake! Darn you!




2 responses

1 06 2009

2.) I love that you showed it with a beer bottle… for scale. Sure, sure.
3.) I also love your adorable curtains. So homey.

Congrats on the giant cupcake! We do need to open a bakery. Not-So-Baby Cakes. I’m all in.

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