Make a Giant Rainbow Layer Cup Cake! A Cupcake Addiction How To Tutorial how to make
Make a Giant Rainbow Layer Cup Cake! A Cupcake Addiction How To Tutorial
English (United Kingdom) English (United Kingdom) Hello and welcome to Cupcake Addiction's GiantRainbow Layer Cupcake Tutorial where I'll be showing you how to make to make this giantcupcake and when you cut inside, it is a beautiful layer of rainbow.Tools and equipments that we will be using today:I have my giant cupcake mold. I'm using a silicon mold today. You can also use a metalmold for this but I just prefer the silicon. I find them easier to use.I've got a double batch of two packet mixers of whatever your favorite vanilla cake mixis. So I'm just using a white or a yellow vanilla cake mix. You can use a recipe ofyour own. If you use a packet, make sure that you do a double packet, you want enough essentiallyfor cupcakes. I've got my food colors. I've got just liquidcolors. And I've got red, yellow, green, blue and pink. You can also use color paste. They'rea little bit more concentrated so you a want a little bit less. But I'm just going to useliquid for this. I've got 6 bowls.I've got a couple of big spoons and I've got 6 teaspoons.Let's get started. Now I've pre-heated my oven. It's a moderateoven. I will leave the temperatures in the description box below.We want to line up all of our lovely six bowls. We're going to do 6 colors.So what I want to do is just spoon that mix into those 6 bowls. So you've got about thesame amount in each bowl. Alright, so I've divided that batter evenlyinto these to color it. Now I'm not going to do purpletoday. Don't hate me. It's not because I don't like purple. I've just decided to go withpink instead as this cake will be for my lovely niece's birthday party.So I'm going to start with red. I'm going to put the red in the purple container andI'm going to put food coloring in each color. We're going totry and keep the colors pretty close to the same ones that the bowls in because it's goingto make a little bit easier for me. If you don't have a rainbow of colored bowls thenwhite will obviously do. Don't be afraid to use a bit of color in these because you reallydo want those rainbow colors to be nice and bright. You want this cake to pop when peoplecut into it. For my orange, I'm going to use mostly yellowso I'm going to do a cup and a half of yellow, just a half a cup of red, not even, maybejust a quarter of the cup of red. Alright, now take your teaspoons. Pop oneon each bowl and we're just going to stir that color through all of that mixture. They'relooking quite neat and beautiful at the moment. So I'm just going to carefully stir that colorthrough until it's all completely combined. We'll repeat that step with each of our lovelycolors. If you love our tutorials, make sure thatyou check out our channel, My Cupcake Addiction. We upload several times a week. We would itif you subscribe. We've got lots of great rainbow and other themed cupcakes and cakepopson that channel. We're always coming up with great and new inventive ideas that you guyscan make at home. You can see there, you can tell when thatcolors all combined. You got a really nice, really vibrant color. So we'll just repeatthat with all of our colors. Now you are going to have quite a bit of offcuts and leftovers from all of these beautiful colors. So why not pair them up with someof our stunning rainbow cakepops. You can turn all of those lovely crumbs and off cutsinto beautiful bright colorful cakepop mix. Here's some cakepops with your lovely rainbow-layeredgiant cupcake. Alright, so we've colored all of our lovelyvanilla or white or yellow cake mix. Now I'm going to take my giant cupcake mold whichI have completely greased. So I've just sprayed that with some non-stick spray. You can alsouse butter to grease it. But do make sure that it's really well greased. You want tohave a thing here about [with layers] in your cupcake you're going to sit. So I know thecolor scheme that I want. I want to have red at the top and I want to have pink down thebottom. I'm going to go red, orange, yellow, green, blue, pink. So that bottom half, I'mgoing to start off by doing what's going to be in the bottom first.So I'm going to do my pink first and I'm just going to take that bottom section. And I'mgoing to tip all of that lovely cake mix into that bottom section. Stir it out with spoonjust so it's nice and level. Now the same sort of time, because we're goingto bake both of these halves together... You've got your pink in there. My top layer is goingto be red. So I'm going to take all of that red and I'm going to spoon it into my toppart. I'm going to stir out so it's nice and even.Now we're going to take those. I'm going to put these ones because they are silicon mold.I'm going to put them onto a baking tray before I put them in the oven just so that the silicondoesn't move on the oven trays or anything. And I'm going to pop them in for about 15minutes but I'm just going to check on them. And as soon as I spoon back in the middleand the skewer cocktail stick comes out clean when I poke it in the middle, they're goingto be ready. Okay, so they've come out from the oven andthe cook time is actually closer to minutes than the that I anticipated. I think it'sabout to minutes. Now because we've given that such a good spray,you can see there it's literally coming away. So I'm just going to pop my hand inside, flipit out and we can pop that in a cooling rack or you can just rest it on your bench.And the same with the top. Now with the top one, I do always like to just roll the edgesdown, just around the top there because the top there can be a little bit fitly. Don'tworry if you got any little crispy edges. It's still quite hot. Don't worry about littlecrispy edges because we will trim all those edges off so all we expose is that lovelybeautiful color. Now for that top little dome or that top bottom,I'm actually just going to push down on it. As I do -- excuse me that's really hot -- youcan see the steam coming of it. So there you've got quite a nice... I got a red top and I'vegot a pink bottom. Pop those off to the sides to cool. And wewill go and give our pan a rinse before adding in some more colors.Okay, so I've washed out my giant cupcake base. Now, I'm not going to use the top again.I'm only going to use the top for the very very top color. And I'm fortunate enough tohave two of these giant cupcake containers. So that's going to cut down my cook time alittle bit. Obviously, if you've only got one, you're just going to this one color ata time. So my next color is going to be from the bottomup, blue. I have re-greased those lovely giant patty pans so do make sure that you are reallygiving them a good spray with your non-stick spray or a good grease with butter beforeeach color goes in. Alright, so that's blue. And then we'll do our green.And off they go into the oven for another
to minutes.Okay, so we've baked those two last colors that's second [lots] of two colors. And youguess it, once again, exactly the same thing. Now these two are going to go off into theoven. That's going to be the last of our baking. And when we come back, we are going to haveour ready to carve, stack and decorate into abeautiful rainbow layer cupcake. Okay, so we're back and we've got our 6 beautifulcolored lovely pieces of our giant cupcake, ready to go. Now I will mention, these arecompletely cool. These are not even remotely warm. So make sure you're not trying to workwith even slightly warm. You need to give them a couple of hours to completely cooldown. I've got a little bit of our perfectly pipeablebuttercream frosting and I've just popped that into a just a piping bag with any nozzleyou like. You don't have to have a piping bag but I just want it to be a little biteasier for disposing the icing. I've got a spatula.I've got a serrated edge knife. This is a bread knife.And I've got offset spatula. You can use just a regular spatula for both or a knife. ButI just like working with the offset spatula. I've also got one of our giant chocolate pattypans. Now I do have a tutorial on how to make this. I will leave a links to that and thebuttercream frosting in the description box below.Now this one here, I've done white chocolate as my outer layer and I've colored that whitechocolate with a little bit of sky blue Wilton color paste. And then I've just used plainwhite chocolate for the inside because no one is really going to see that anyway.So, the first thing that we want to do is we're just going to pop a little bit of thatfrosting in the bottom. Just a bit of a blob. And then you want to take your nice, soft,flexible spatula and just skip it off the side. Now this is just going to give the cupcakesomething to adhere to on the sides so that when you do cut it, it does stick to thosechocolate sides. So I need a little more just to cover over that side. Try not to move itaround too much. All the way up. Alright, now we're going to take our bottomcolor, for me that's going to be pink. So just to give us a little bit of room. Nowwhat we're going to do... All of these are going to be the same size apart from our toppiece. Now as you can see there, because it's beenbaked in the oven, you've got a little bit of, kind of, darkness of color. So what we'regoing to do is just cut the top section off so just come [here] nice and flat together,nice even cut. I like to actually turn the cake as I'm cutting because I see exactlywhile I'm cutting and just trim the top off. You can see that beautiful color that's comingout there. This is going to be what's really seen. That bright bright color as you cutit into a circle. So don't worry about your edges.Now with the bottom two colors, I'm going to trim off the edges. And you'll notice thisif you followed us through our giant cupcake basics, we actually do trim off the entirebase of the giant cupcake. I'm only going to do that with, I think, my two bottom colorsof this one. Because we've baked everything in the bottom of that pan, so you're not gettingthe rise of the size as you come up the giant cupcake.So this is what you should have, Sort of a bit of a, I guess, a hexagon-y or I don'tknow. I don't know how many sides that one's got.I'm just going to plop that in. Give it a nice little push down so that it is securedand that buttercream is going to help not just stick that into the cupcake case butit's also going to help to make it nice and air tight so that it doesn't dry out in there.Alright, so we want to get that buttercream frosting and we're going to just put a niceeven swirl if you can. Take that lovely flexible spatula again.Now one of the things with rainbow cake that you really want to try and do is get aboutthe same amount of frosting in between each layer. So you don't want to... When you cutit, you do want it to be all quite nice and even.There we go. Now the next color for me is going to be blue.Get that pink out of the way. I'm going to use that pink to make absolutely deliciouscakepops. Same thing again with the blue. Just cut thattop off. You can see there, as you bring that top off, these are the colors that you'regoing to see, not the stuff of the outside that's being baked. You're actually goingto see these beautiful bright gorgeously vibrant colors. Trim the sides of that one. Once again,a nice little hexagon-y type shape. If you want to trim the bottom you can. Butthat's not going to be seen. That just from the non-stick spray that's been in the giantcupcake case. I'm might just take it off. I don't think anybody's going to see becauseit's all going to be stuck on the frosting but I'll know it's there. Beautiful.Now that one is just going to sit on top there. Now you'll see there, I've got a little bitof a gap around the outside. So we're just going to fill that in with a little bit offrosting as we put on our next layer. Don't get too thick with the frosting. You reallydon't want it to be too crazy thick because there are a lot of layers. So try to try andkeep it even but also make sure it's not too thick.Just to fill in my little side gaps there. Now as you move in to the next color, whichas far is going to be green. Do not trim the sides. Just trim the top of your green andthat's because where actually getting larger at the top of this giant patty pan or giantcupcake case. I hear a lot of you guys don't call it a patty pan so I shall try not to.And sit that one on top. And again on top.Our next color is going to be yellow. You guessed it. We're going to trim off the topand just sit it on top. Now you'll see as I get above the large pattypan, I'm actually not going to put anything down the sides just at the moment. I'm justgoing to do my layers and frosting in between. We'll come back and work on those sides shortly.And finally the red. Now with the red, I'm not going to trim the top point a bit. I'mgoing to trim the bottom of it. And I'm also going to take off the edges of the red becauseof the way as we've done this, we haven't use the entirety of the top half. It's gettingquite tall. So I want to takeoff the edges of the red and we're actually going to carvedown the shape of our giant cupcake without knife and build it up a little bit using ourbuttercream frosting. So sit that red on top. Now that is looking like one heck of a giantcupcake sandwich. Alright, now from here, I'm going to justtake my knife and I'm going to cut from the top of that cupcake. I'm actually going toround it off a little bit on the top because I don't want it to be quite so high. Justround it off a bit. And then we're going to cut down the outside. This is just going tohelp taper it down. And we don't want that top layer to be too much thicker than theother layers. So you really want it to be about the same width. When you get down closeand have a look at it, you want it to be about the same height as the rest of your layers.And the rest of your layers should all be pretty well even because we've divided thatmix so evenly into we've baked the same amount in each one.Now you may also notice -- and this is a really great opportunity and it's a frequently askedquestion about the giant cupcake cases -- can you see that big crack there? That is a bigcrack that's happened and it's probably happened because maybe my chocolate was a little bitthin in that particular spot when I've done it. So you can see, it's cracked in two places.I'm actually going to show you how to repair a crack like that. All is not lost, don'tcry, don't throw it in the bin. It's all fixable. Okidoki. So I'm in a bit of a mess here soI'm just going to pop off and have a little tidy up and then we'll be back for the nextsteps. Okay, so we're back and I've had a bit ofa tidy up. Now as I've mentioned, I do want to show you guys how to fix cracks. Alright,these are made out of chocolate. Cracks are going to happen. Cake can be heavy. But it'snot the end of the world. So I've got some of that blue chocolate. AsI've mentioned, this is just white chocolate colored blue. I've pop it into the zip lockbag and I've just cut a little hole out of the end of it to make a little mini pipingbag. Now I'm just going to squeeze that into...Putting quite a bit of pressure so you want to get it as far into that crack as you canand I can actually see it's sipping in there to meet up with the cake. Bring it out soit comes over that crack. You can see there, it's like a little bit of a seam and thentake your finger and run it up the side and that's just going to smooth it off. It's notgoing to be perfect. Now I like to do this twice. So I'll smooth it off. I'm going tolet that completely set. You can see there, you can still see a little bit of a crack.We're going to come back shortly. We're going to do it again and it's going to be completelyinvisible like it never happened. Okay, so that one's dried attached. We'lljust going to apply a second coat. Once again, just squeezing it in and take that fingerand just smooth it off. So there you have your pretty much repairedcrack. It's not going to be it's better than scrapping the whole cupcakeand starting again. Okay, so now that we've fixed our little crack,it's time to get frosting. So this is just going to be really quickly a very little bitof a crumb coat. Now, there's a lot of frosting in this cupcake so try to keep it a littlebit less so on top and around. Just give it a nice crumb coat so that frosting picks upany of those crumbs and stops it from going into our lovely top coat.A little bit more down the sides. Nice and close. You can see there, I've got quite afew crumbs. This is why we do the crumb coat. Now at the end of my crumb coat, I'm actuallygoing to take that spatula and just take off as much of that frosting as I can, just becausethere is quite a lot in, on and around of this cupcake.And I'm actually going to pop that off into the fridge for about minutes just to letthat crumb coat set nice and firm. Okay, so we're back from the freezer. That'snow quite touch, kind of, touch dry, I guess. It's not frozen deep, definitely not frozenon the inside. I ended up putting mine in the freezer for about 5 minutes instead ofthe fridge for you've got a big enough freezer. Ether onewill do. So now, I just want to go around the outsidehere and I'm just going to build up that bottom a little bit because we've used that giantcupcake mold to make every single layer. If your layers on top are a little bit skinnier,so if you do have like a or something like that, that's fantastic andyou can bake, you know, the giant cupcake case and 3 of them in thebaking pan, give you, I guess, a larger layer on top. But if you don't, I'm just tryingto give you ways that you can use your giant cupcake case. They are a little bit differentto the regular. So you don't need to go out and buy all of these pans and all these equipment.So I'm just going to use my spatula, just work that down. See there, I'm just goingback and forth, being careful not to pick up any crumbs, which you shouldn't now thatyou've given it that lovely freeze. You can see there now, I've got lovely seamless whitefrosting. Just going back and forth and [ensure you've got] a nice even cover.If you love our tutorials, make sure that you subscribe to our channel, My Cupcake Addiction.We upload several times a week. I know I'm on a bit of a rainbow rampage at the momentbut we do other things other than the rainbow and we have heaps and heaps of great stufffor you to check out. Alright, so now that I'm at this stage. I'mgoing to take my spatula and I'm just going to smooth it off.If you want to decorate this like one of our other giant cupcakes, you can see here a coupleof different examples. You've got the lovely shabby rose bouquet. You've got the rainbowbutterflies which is actually what I've done with this particular cupcake. And you cansee the tutorial on that one on our channel. You can see here how gorgeous it looks whenit's cut. And I'm sure it's going to impress all of your guests that inside this humble-lookinggiant cupcake, there's so much beautiful color Thanks very much for watching.