Make a cute tooth shaped cake made completely out of cupcakes. Then each person can just grab a cupcake to enjoy!
Cupcake pull-apart cakes are such a fabulous way to serve dessert at a party. There’s no slicing necessary.
You don’t even necessarily need dessert plates or silverware. It so simple and fun!
I first got into making pull-apart cakes a few years ago when I made a lamb cupcake cake. Since then I have made several more.
A Jack Skellington cupcake cake was perfect for a Halloween season birthday for my husband. They have all been hits and easier to make than you might think.
So when my grandpa’s 90th birthday rolled around, it seemed like a cupcake cake was in order. He was a practicing dentist for most of his adult life, so a tooth seemed appropriate.
First make sure you have plenty of cupcakes. Really any flavor will work great.
Arrange them like so on a big board. Put a little dab of frosting under a few cupcakes to help anchor them to the board.
On the subject of frosting, be sure to make plenty. You not only need enough to cover the cupcakes, but enough to fill the gaps as well.
We like to scoop a bit of relatively stiff frosting on each cupcake. The stiffer frosting will form a nice base and fill the gaps without slumping all the way to the board.
Then I like to loosen up some of the frosting a bit to make it easier to smooth. A quick layer of that gives you nice smooth white tooth enamel.
To celebrate the occasion, I quickly piped on a happy birthday message with a couple of frosting toothbrushes. You could easily put on a face or whatever decoration you’d like.
My handwriting is terrible and I have very little artistic ability. So I like to trace it out with a toothpick on the base layer of frosting before I pull out the piping bag.
If I don’t like it, I can smooth it out. Then when I’m happy-ish with it, I can do the real deal.
Luckily I have Little Dude to help me. If the two of us can pull it off, you can too!
Have you ever made a cupcake cake? What shapes have you made.
If you happen to have a picture, share it on social media and tag me. I’d love to see it!