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Serving this couldn?t-be-easier showpiece turns every gathering into a party. Boost a Cupcake Pan cake?s celebratory spirit by adding confetti sprinkles from our Flowerful Medley 6-Mix Sprinkle Assortment.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
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Step 1

Prepare Icing
We suggest that you tint all icings at one time while cake cools. Refrigerate tinted icings in covered containers until ready to use.

Make 2 1/2 cups buttercream icing:
Tint 3/4 cup rose (thin with 2 teaspoons light corn syrup)
Reserve 1 3/4 cups white (thin with 2 tablespoons light corn syrup)

Step 2

Decorate in Order

1. Ice vertical lines on bottom half of cake with spatula with thinned rose icing.
2. Ice top half of cake fluffy with spatula with thinned white icing.
3. Sprinkle top half of cake with confetti sprinkle decorations (from Flowerful Medley Sprinkle Decorations).

Step 3

Baking Instructions
Preheat oven to 350°F or temperature per recipe directions. Your cake will unmold easily, without sticking, when you prepare the pan properly. Grease the inside of pan using a pastry brush and solid vegetable shortening (do not use butter, margarine or liquid vegetable oil). Spread the shortening so that all indentations are covered. Sprinkle about 2 Tablespoons flour inside pan and shake so that flour covers all greased surfaces.

Turn pan upside down and tap lightly to remove excess flour. If any shiny spots remain, touch up with more shortening and flour to prevent cake from sticking. (You can use vegetable oil pan spray or vegetable oil pan spray with flour, in place of solid shortening and flour or use Wilton Cake Release, for perfect, crumb-free cakes!).

Step 4

Make one 2-layer cake mix according to package or recipe directions. Pour the cake batter into pan, and if necessary, spread the batter around with a spatula to fill all areas of the pan evenly. Be careful not to touch sides or bottom of pan.

 Bake cake on middle rack of 350°F oven for 30-40 minutes or until cake tests done according to recipe directions.

Remove cake from oven and cool on cake rack for 10 minutes. While the cake is still in the pan, carefully slice off the raised center portion of the cake. This allows the cake to sit more level and helps prevent cracking.

To remove cake from pan, place cooling rack against cake and turn both cake rack and pan over. Lift pan off carefully. Cool cake at least one hour. Brush loose crumbs off cake.

Step 5

To transfer cake to serving board, hold a cake board against cake and turn both cake and rack over. Lift off rack. Hold another board against bottom of cake and turn cake over. Be sure to hold cake, rack and board close together while turning to prevent cake from cracking.

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Cupcake Cake is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is such a fun cake! I made this for my niece's first birthday. I decorated almost exactly like this. All I changed was I added her name onto it and I used pearls instead of sprinkles. Definitely recommend making this for a little girl!
Date published: 2013-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This cake has just enough detail to make it interesting. I used to work for a bakery that specialized in decorated cakes. What is prettier than a wedding cake with beautiful detail work? However, I learned that often the difference between a professionial looking cake and one that appeared amateurish was the level of detail. Too much and poorly done detail can scream AMATEUR! I look forward to making this cake....with matching cut out sugar cookies as favors!
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a super easy cake to do, the decorating ideas and colors are endless. By far one of my favorites!
Date published: 2011-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy to do !
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cuitest cake ever and so easy. My neice is 8 years old and can make this cake look like a professional. It's that easy! Get the kids in the kitchen at party time and let them decorate their own to take home as a gift.
Date published: 2011-05-13
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