Hours of Fun

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Giant Cupcakes – the love may be growing!

June 19, 2013

I have been keeping my distance from cupcakes for some time.  If I need to make some I will and I love making bite sized ones for home or work as you can get more out of a batch so perfect when sharing them out.

My friend Lou has been telling me to embrace Giant cupcakes for some time now and I am finally seeing the sense in her words!  I have done a few giant cupcakes recently and I treated myself to a new cupcake tin.  They are a fab creation that looks extra special for a birthday or celebration and be decorated in any colour with different piping designs.

My main concern with doing them is that I therefore have to prepare and pipe buttercream, which I have to admit is my least favourite task.  Everyone has their own dislike or chore in the kitchen and mine is buttercream!  I find it to be a rather messy job, that is rather involved when you need to prepare different colours and pipe different designs.  Give me a piping back with icing in any day and I will be happy to pipe on to a cake, the finer detail I find more interested than the buttercream piping.  I am on a mission to find a deliciously tasty buttercream/frosting that is ready made so I can reduce the amount of buttercream I have to deal with!  So far I have tried a few but I have only managed to find a delicious chocolate frosting but my supplier has now stopped selling it so the hunt is back on!  I will not accept just any replacement, it has to match buttercream in taste and texture.

Giant cupcakes are available to order from

Hours of Fun Cakes,

make contact if you want to order one.

£30 each including delivery in the Liverpool Area.


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