This giant cupcake was for Kate's 1st Birthday Party. The cake is a Banana Spice (minus the walnuts). It's actually meant to be a bunt cake recipe, but it is so yummy and somewhat (not really) healthy since it has 2 bananas in it. I had attempted a giant cupcake before and was not really thrilled with the look. I bought the expensive pan from Williams-Sonoma and was determined to make this work. I did some googleing of images and found some inspiration. I lined the bottom of the pan with melted white chocolate (tinted pink) to form a shell that I could put the cake into. I had to do a couple of layers of melted chocolate to get a nice thick shell. I baked the cake and then had to trim the bottom to fit it into the shell. This is a lot of cake. The top has a thin layer of cream cheese frosting.
Cake trimming and placing into the chocolate shell.