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Cupcake Stack Cake

Construct a color-powered tower that’s sure to grab attention. Use flashy fondants to decorate cupcakes shaped in our Dimensions Giant Cupcake Pan, Jumbo Muffin Pan, Standard Muffin Pan and Mini Muffin Pan.


Difficulty: Medium


Step 1

Bake and cool 1 of each size cake and muffin; trim off crowns. Bake and cool 2 additional swirl tops for tiers 2 and 3 using Dimensions pan; use only 1/2 cup cake batter for tier 2 then 1/3 cup for tier 3.

Step 2

Trim off pointed tops; trim sides to match diameters of Jumbo and Standard muffins. Ice bottoms smooth in assorted colors.

Step 3

Tint 2 oz. fondant in each color. Roll out 1/16 in. thick. For bottom tier, cut 17 wavy strips, 3 1/2 in. long, using Cutter/Embosser fitted with 2 wavy wheels and 1/4 in. spacer. Brush backs with damp brush and attach, about 1 in. apart. Cut 17 plain strips, 3 1/2 in. long, using cutter fitted with 2 straight wheels and 1/4 in. spacer. Attach over wavy strips. For 2nd tier, cut 12 circles using wide end of tip 12; attach. Use icing to pipe tip 2 swirls. For 3rd tier, cut 12 zigzag strips, 1 1/2 in. long, using cutter fitted with 2 zigzag wheels and no spacer; attach about 1/2 in. apart. For top tier, cut 10 dots using small end of tip 12; attach. Ice tops fluffy for bottom 3 tiers.

Step 4

Assemble bottom tiers. Insert wooden dowel rod into stacked cakes. Ice Mini Muffin top and position on tower.

Step 5

Position candle.