Cupcake Stack
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Cupcake Stack

If your guest of honor likes cupcakes, this is the cake to make! Fondant details like swirls, squiggles and polka dots add fun, whimiscal touches. Courtesy of Wilton®
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
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Material List

  • Wilton Pans- Dimensions Large Cupcake, Jumbo, Standard and Mini Muffin
  • Wilton Tips- 2 and 12
  • Wilton Colors:* Orange, Rose, Leaf Green, Lemon Yellow and Violet
  • Wilton Ready-To-Use Rolled Fondant- White 10 oz.
  • Wilton Brush Set
  • Wilton Fondant Ribbon Cutter/Embosser Set
  • Wilton 9 in. Rolling Pin
  • Wilton Roll & Cut Mat
  • Buttercream Icing
  • Candles
  • Dowel Rod
  • Ruler
  • Knife
  • Cornstarch

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Bake and cool 1 of each size cake; trim off crowns. Ice smooth in assorted

Step: 2

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: 3

Trim off pointed tops; trim sides to match diameters of Jumbo and Standard muffins.

Step: 4

Tint 2 oz. fondant in each color. Roll out 1/16 in. thick.

Step: 5

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.

Step: 6

Brush backs with damp brush and attach, about 1 in. apart.

Step: 7

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.

Step: 8

For 2nd tier, cut 12 circles using wide end of tip 12; attach. Use icing to pipe tip 2 swirls.

Step: 9

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.

Step: 10

For top tier, cut 10 dots using small end of tip 12; attach.

Step: 11

Spatula ice tops for bottom 3 tiers.

Step: 12

Assemble bottom tiers using Jumbo Cookie Spatula.

Step: 13

Insert wooden dowel rod into stacked cakes Ice mini muffin top and
position on tower.

Step: 14

Position candle.

Step: 15

Serves 15.

Step: 16

*Combine Violet with Rose for violet shown. Combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for green shown.


Refer to photo to complete project.

Follow manufacturer's directions for all products used.