How to Plan a Placement for a Cupcake Pull Apart Cake (2023)


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Hi bioshock's here and welcome back to my channel to the cupcake playlist today, I am going to show you how I detail and plan my cupcake cakes.

It is a little tedious.

And there does take some planning to get a nice shape cake going on here, numbers and letters and stuff.

They take a little bit of practice and I will show you how I make my designs.

What you're gonna need cupcake holders full I have silicone cupcake holders.

So they're, nice and sturdy they're, not gonna blow around on me.

I also have a half slab cake board, ready to use and some recipe cards.

So I can write down what my design is now rather than using up my cupcakes and like wrecking them from moving them around too much when I'm trying to make a design I do really just use these cupcake liners I have found though with paper ones you do need to be careful, because as soon as a breeze comes by, you washed your hand or somebody walks by the cupcake liners go everywhere, but these are silicone they're, nice and sturdy.

And if you have an opportunity to pick some up when they're on sale, do it I I love, these I bought them on clearance price.

They have a less.

It'd be a good long time and I, absolutely find them essential for when I'm planning, my cupcake cakes.

So stick around with me and I will show you how I plan it out have a look.

So just as a heads up something that you may want to keep in mind I do keep it binder full of all my cake designs, I find it handy, because then that way if I'm looking for like fresh ideas or whatever I have them all in like a little notebook.

But today I'm going to show you how I plan my cupcake cakes.


So with my cake slop board, here I know that I can make numbers and letters that fit on to this.

Now, this is just my test one it's all scuffed up.

It doesn't matter because this is what we're practicing on I also have 24 cupcake liners.

Well, cupcake liner liners actually put my lighters in there.

And then make my cupcakes when I'm planning my cakes with the half slab board, I go, right out the what I'm trying to mimic so let's, try the number one we're, gonna do one of those fancy ones like that so that's the shape that we want to copy let's, see how we can do this.

So I, generally start just by laying out.

My cupcake liners here, I have done this before so I do have a little bit of an edge going into it.

So that's the base of the one.

No, we need to make this stem.

So we're gonna go all the way up so there's, our stem and then we're going to need to make the little kind of crook that goes over the edge here.

So this is why it's a very good idea to practice with it first rather than tacking down your cupcakes I'll show you in another video, if you have any questions and remember the cupcakes are going to squish a little bit onto that.

So there we go I think that looks like a pretty decent number one.

It looks pretty even it looks like they're.

All gonna fit on the board, and that was 24 cupcakes.

So now what I'm gonna do with this is I'm gonna transfer it on to here.

Let's have a look at how I'm gonna do that.

So the reason I use recipe cards is because they have these faint little lines on them and usually cupcake cakes don't, go past seven tall on the long side of a half slab board.

So I do I've got one two, three, four, five, six, seven, hi one, two, three, four, five across.

So now how I'm going to transfer this just onto this piece of paper? Here then I go number one equals 24 cupcakes, and then how the design is going to go so I'm going to start off with the bottom row here and I'm gonna do I make sure I've got like seven lines here.

So one, two, three, four, five, six and plenty of lines.

So I'm going to start my bottom row with four five cupcakes.

One, two, three, four, five, let's, get a closer look.

So because we are just drawing it on a smaller scale.

I've got each cupcake position represented with a circle because that's the shape of a cupcake.

So there is five circles.

Now we need to do the second line, which is five more one, two, three, four, five.

The thing about this is you kind of want to be consistent with your circles so that you can read it easily where you're going? Okay.

So we have represented the first two lines now off the middle.

We need to go two by two up to the top.

So two, four, six, eight, ten cupcakes, all the way up to the top two by two in a straight line, straight up, something else to keep in mind.

When you're planning cupcake cakes is these little slots here, they're gonna shove a cupcake in a lot better so to help fill in the gaps.

And when I do my flat icing video, I think it'll help explain that a little bit better.

So we need to do five more up the middle row here on each side of the center.

So one, two, three, four, five, okay.

So that brings us to the top of our one.

So now we need the add the detailing for these final four that make kind of a diamond shape, but, but it also lines up to be three and three with two on this side.

So because it is kind of like the shape of a number one as a little crook up here, we don't want it to come straight out and down so it's going to be kind of at an angle to make this third one up here.

And this one here and then a little bit more of an angle there and there.

So that takes 24 cupcakes and is honestly how I get my cupcake cakes, pull-apart cakes, ready for planning and then I'll do it with the real cupcakes after then I'll do it with the real cupcakes when I'm ready to go and it generally works out pretty well in my favor.

All right? You guys? Well, I hope, these tips helped you for planning, your cupcake cake, I definitely know that when I have a visual like this.

It helps me plan also things to keep in mind are how many cupcakes are you gonna need like? Are you gonna have enough cupcakes for everybody and are you gonna have to do anything on this side like to keep with the theme or anything cuz, sometimes they don't all fit for the shape on the cake board.

And you don't want it to look wonky just to fit that extra two or three on there, just ice them like you would everything else and place them on this side, it'll be all good, but make sure you have enough cupcakes for what you need make sure there's enough room on your on your cake board, placement and definitely definitely make sure that you have placed them out prior so that you know, kind of where you're gonna go with the placement on your cupcakes.

So that is it for me for this video.

Happy baking happy cupcake making I will see you in the next video on the cupcake playlist bye for now.


How to Plan a Placement for a Cupcake Pull Apart Cake? ›

Plan to have about two dozen cupcakes on hand to work with and 6 to 8 cups frosting. (The cupcakes that are not used for the pull-apart cake can be frosted and served on the side.) Place approximately 1/4 cup frosting on top of each cupcake using two spoons.

How many cupcakes do I need to make a pull apart cake? ›

Plan to have about two dozen cupcakes on hand to work with and 6 to 8 cups frosting. (The cupcakes that are not used for the pull-apart cake can be frosted and served on the side.) Place approximately 1/4 cup frosting on top of each cupcake using two spoons.

What size cake board for pull apart cupcakes? ›

A pull-apart cupcake cake! Made up of cupcakes on a 16 inch/40cm masonite board, with 3 colours of your choice plus off-white (4 colours). The pull-aparts only come in the classic size.

How do you keep pull apart cupcakes from sliding? ›

To make sure the cupcakes stay in place, I suggest piping a little dollop of frosting on the bottom of each cupcake before pressing it into place. This will prevent any sliding or shifting!

How many cupcakes are in a rainbow pull apart cake? ›

You'll need approximately 4 dozen cupcakes for this rainbow pull-apart cake. Of course, the size can be adapted based on your needs. Bake the cupcakes in any flavor you like. You can use one of my favorite cake recipes, one of these popular recipes, or any recipe that you love.

What is a pull a part cupcake? ›

What are pull-apart cupcakes? Pull-apart cupcakes have the look of a sheet cake but the ease of portioning. You don't need a cake knife to divvy the cupcakes, just pull apart. Pull apart cupcakes are great for kids' birthdays, bridal showers, or any other event where many people are celebrating.

Should cake board be bigger than cake? ›

Common Questions When Using Cake Boards

When acting as a base for your cake, you should allow for about 2" - 4" of clearance on each side of your cake. So, your cake board should be 4" - 8" larger than your cake. For cake drums that are used in between tiers, they should be the same size as your cake.

How do you secure cupcakes to a cake board? ›

“Glue” the cupcakes to the board– once you're satisfied with the layout use your offset spatula to put a little buttercream on the bottom of every cupcake and stick it to the cake board. Place each cupcake on the board as tightly/close together as possible as this will make decorating easier.

Why do paper liners pull away from cupcakes? ›

If you bake your cupcakes at too low a temperature they will be dry and hard; if you bake your cupcakes at too high a temperature they will have a very pronounced peak. You want to achieve an even rise. If you undercook your cupcakes they will peel away from the cases, overcook them and they will also peel.

Why do cupcakes stick to paper liners? ›

Some batters are very high in sugar, which can caramelize against a paper wrapper (or a metal pan, for that matter) and stick, while others are simply very delicate in texture. Batters that are relatively low in fat also tend to stick more than higher fat recipes.

How do you arrange cake pops? ›

The most common way to display cake pops is to use styrofoam blocks / cake dummies. But to make it look neat, you can cover those with pretty paper and ribbons to match it your personal theme and style. Just use a round styrofoam block for example and wrap pretty paper around and secure it with tiny needles.

How many cupcakes does a cake stand hold? ›

You can comfortably fit 70 standard cupcakes or 135 mini cupcakes with some room to spare. If you need to fit, more you can reduce the spacing between your cupcakes and you can fit as many as 90 standard cupcakes or 150 minis.

Why are rainbow cakes so popular? ›

Rainbow unicorn cakes are popular for a number of reasons. First and foremost, they're visually stunning. They're also usually very delicately flavoured, making them a hit with both kids and adults alike. Unicorn cakes are also designed to be fun and festive, which makes them the perfect choice for a birthday party.

What is a shiplap cupcake? ›

Take the "Shiplap" cupcake for example, named after Chip and Joanna's preferred rough-sawn pine paneling, often seen in old barns and historic homes, or the "Nuts & Bolts" cupcake, vanilla cake filled with pecans and walnuts, and topped with cream cheese icing.

Which sheet is used for pull me up cake? ›

Technical Details
Special Featuretransparent sheet
Included Components‎5 Pull me up cake sheet
Product Care Instructions‎TRANSPARENT
Number of Pieces‎5
6 more rows

Why are there 2 cupcake liners? ›

If you're determined to use papers, try doubling them; with two layers, the one on the outside helps keep things bright. Though it also won't "stick" to the cupcake very well; Hobson's choice.

Can I put a cake directly on a cake board? ›

Cake boards

Cake board will make your cake decorating life easier, especially if you are transporting the cake. You can for sure decorate a cake on the stand you are serving it on, but if you plan on moving the cake around a bit you need cake boards. For one regular cake I use two cake boards.

Do you put a cake board between tiers? ›

In short, yes. If you plan on stacking any heavy cake or cake larger than 6” in diameter then yes you should use cake boards in between tiers. Even with smaller cakes, we would definitely recommend using cake boards, as you don't want your cake to sink or be wonky.

Should I use a cake board or cake drum? ›

When it comes to choosing the right cake board, the main difference comes down to the thickness of the board, as well as the materials it is made from. Drum boards are your thickest option for the most structural support, whereas standard cake boards are a cost-friendly option where a drum may not be necessary.

Can you spray cupcake pans instead of using liners? ›

Liners are not required. As a completely optional step, they're easy to forget to pick up at the store. You can simply grease the pan well and avoid them. Liners add to the cost of baking.

Why add water to empty cupcake pan? ›

If you've used all your batter but still have empty cups remaining in the tin, fill each empty cup with a few tablespoons of water. This will promote even baking, and can help keep the tin from warping as the muffins bake.

How many cupcake liners do you use? ›

Place a cupcake liner into each slot on a cupcake pan.

Most pans have 12 slots for cupcakes. If you're making more than this, use more pans. A pan for making mini cupcakes will probably have more than 12 slots. Make sure you buy enough liners before you start baking.

Do you bake cupcakes on the top or bottom rack? ›

Bake cupcakes in the center of your oven

When you're ready to bake, set cupcake pans on the center of a rack set in the very middle of your oven. This will ensure good airflow and help even out heat distribution, preventing overcooking on any one side of the cupcake.

Do you separate foil and paper cupcake liners? ›

Reynolds Kitchens® Baking Cups are packed with paper separators to prevent the foil cups from fusing together during manufacturing. These paper separators should be removed before filling the foil baking cups with batter.

What can I use instead of cupcake liners? ›

Use parchment paper instead of cups, Chapple says, for an upgraded case for your muffins or cupcakes, and you'll never worry about cupcake liners again. First, cut a sheet of parchment into five-to-six-inch squares.

How high do you fill cupcake liners? ›

Fill your cupcake cases 2/3 full – around 3 tablespoons – or one decent ice scream scoop. Avoid filling your cupcake cases with too much batter as they will not bake properly and might overflow when they rise.

What are the best cupcake liners to use? ›

Glassine, silicone, paper, and aluminum are the top choices for bakers. If you want to bake without oil spray or grease, glassine is a top choice. On the other hand, if you use a paper cupcake liner, it is essential to grease the baking tray properly.

How do you unstick cupcakes from paper? ›

If they're already stuck:

Put the cupcakes upside-down in the microwave under a wet paper towel for 15 seconds. Easy!

How many cupcakes does an average cake mix make? ›

The batter will rise as it bakes. A quick and easy way to fill the cupcake wells is to use a large spoon or an ice cream scooper. A box of cake mix will be enough to make 24 to 30 regular-sized cupcakes. It will make even more mini-sized cupcakes, but fewer of the jumbo-sized ones.

How many cupcakes is a slice of cake? ›

A single layer cake will make about 12-15 cupcakes. So, you'll need to prepare accordingly by making sure you have 1-2 muffin tins and a couple dozen paper liners on hand. You won't need to change oven temperature but you will need to reduce the time spent in the oven.

How many cupcakes do you make for 50 people? ›

You will need 54 cupcakes total for the number 50. Please refer to the number template below to see how many cupcakes you will need for number(s). FOR THE VANILLA CUPCAKES: 6 cups all-purpose flour.

How many cupcakes do I need for 30 guests? ›

How many cupcakes should I get? We recommend one standard-sized cupcake per guest. If you prefer minis, we suggest two to three minis per guest.

How much should you fill the cupcake holders? ›

Fill your cupcake cases 2/3 full – around 3 tablespoons – or one decent ice scream scoop. Avoid filling your cupcake cases with too much batter as they will not bake properly and might overflow when they rise.

Should cake stand be bigger than cake? ›

You always want to utilize a cake stand that's larger in diameter than your cake. For example, if the cake drum or board at the base of your wedding cake is 10 inches, you'll want a cake stand that's 10 inches or 12 inches to be sure there's plenty of room.

Should cake stand be same size as cake? ›

The number one rule when choosing a stand is to make sure it is at least the same size as the bottom tier and cake board of the cake. A little bit bigger is fine, but it should never be smaller.

Is it better to use two cupcake liners? ›

If you're determined to use papers, try doubling them; with two layers, the one on the outside helps keep things bright. Though it also won't "stick" to the cupcake very well; Hobson's choice. Rule of thumb: The darker the cake, the less likely you are to get a pretty result.

What size cake do I need for 50 people? ›

If you are planning on making or buying a layered cake, you should realize that a single 12-inch cake will yield approximately 25 servings, while it will usually take about three 10-inch cakes for 50 people to each have a slice.

What size cake do I need for 30 people? ›

Cake Tiers and Serving Sizes

The 10" cake on top of that serves 30-40 people and the 8" cake on top of that serves 20-25 people. So a classic 3-tier cake with 12, 10, and 8 inch layers serves about 100 people. Narrower cakes will be smaller, more affordable, and serve fewer people.

What size cupcakes do bakeries use? ›

Typically, standard baking cups measure 2" x 1 1/4" and are commonly used for traditional-sized cupcakes or muffins.

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