The below photograph is my attempt at a giant cupcake. This was what my now nine year old requested for her birthday this week. The cake inside was a vanilla sponge sandwiched together with raspberry jam and chocolate icing. My personal thoughts were that it turned out ok even if the red sweets eventually fell off the sides but we won't worry too much about that.
My daughter was happy with the end result and I'd say the important thing is that it tasted nice, I mean cake is meant to be eaten isn't it!