Giant flower cupcake
What better way to celebrate your little girl's birthday party than with a gorgeous giant cupcake?

To make this giant cupcake we used a tripple layer of sponge – find the recipe for a flop-proof cake here or save time and buy 3 sponge cakes from a store.

It's the perfect cake for a garden tea party for your toddler and her friends.

How to decorate this giant cupcake:

  1. Sandwich the cakes together using butter icing and place on a cake board.
  2. Slice the bottom two layers of the cake at an angle until you have a cupcake shape. Cut less away at first (you can always cut more away once you have the basic shape) and move the cake around as you do it to get an even shape to the cake.
  3. Separate your butter icing into one large and one smaller batch. Colour the large for the bottom "cup" section and the smaller batch to cover the top of the cake.
  4. Spread the icing to cover the cup, then use a knife to score lines into it so that it looks like a cupckae casing.
  5. Pipe the second batch of icing on the top of the cake in concentric circles, moving from the outside in.
  6. Cut the marshmallows into thin slices along their width to form the petals of the flowers.
  7. Place red glacé cherries on top of the cake where you want your flowers to be and then arrange the petals around each cherry. Place some silver balls or other pretty cake decorations in between your flowers.
  8. Slice white marshmallows in the same way as you would for your petals.
  9. Mix a little green food colouring into 2 tbsp of icing sugar and dip the white marshmallows into this mixture.
  10. Arrange the leaves around the flowers on the top of the cake.

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