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First, I put foil on a sturdy cardboard that I’ve used over and over for my cakes.
Then I just arranged the cupcakes into the 5 pattern shown below. I put one pearl candy decoration at each center. Where the cupcakes showed gaps between each other, I just piped extra frosting in between– see?
This was sooo much easier than trying to cut a five out of a cake pan, and get the proportions all right. But if you want that style instead, you can see where I did that here.