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Checkerboard birthday cake for Lys
#6522 March 17th, 2007 at 04:54 AM
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My MIL let me borrow her cake pans to create a 3 layer checkerboard cake. I was skeptical as to how it would work and was quite impressed. Enough that I am going to get my own. The set comes with 3 pans and an insert that allows you to pour the cake batter into each pan in 3 rings.

Here is what they look like once I baked them.
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And the finished cake all decorated with pink and purple sugar decorations. The key to frosting a 3 layer cake is a LOT of frosting and to have it creamy. I mixed chocolate and white frosting to lighten it up and then added some red food coloring to give it a hint of pink.
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And the inside once we cut into it.
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It was yummy!!!


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#6523 March 17th, 2007 at 01:02 PM
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Very nice indeed.

Triss I make mine using regular pans and a coffee can and a soup can. Just cut off both lids and wash well. It works the same way. I was to cheap to buy the special rings laugh


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#6524 March 17th, 2007 at 02:19 PM
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Nice Job Triss!! It looks delicious!! luv

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#6525 March 17th, 2007 at 05:55 PM
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I almost bought a set of those pans last year.....maybe I will now! smile That looks pretty cool!

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#6526 March 17th, 2007 at 10:54 PM
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Great idea Tamara. Much cheaper as well. Will have to try that one next time I need to make a cake! thumbup


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eek i want a piece eek think it would make it here? laugh laugh

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#6528 March 18th, 2007 at 12:59 AM
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That is so neat, Triss, and looks delicious!

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#6529 March 18th, 2007 at 04:08 AM
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I know this is a dumb question but ....
I understand you put the inserts in the pans and pour batter in and around them. I am thinking, you then take the inserts out once the pan is full, right?


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#6530 March 18th, 2007 at 04:18 AM
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I could send it Jiffy, but it may be hard as a rock once it got there.

Annell, yes, you put the plastic insert in the pan, fill each ring and then take the insert out to place in the next pan.


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#6531 March 18th, 2007 at 11:25 AM
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Triss, if you grease and flour each can they slide out easier as well, just don't cut your fingers.

I should replace my cans with plastic containers.


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#6532 March 18th, 2007 at 01:38 PM
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Thank you Triss, I knew it was a dumb question adn thank you Tamara for the wonderful Idea of using tin cans.

I have seen these kind of cakes and have always wondered how they were made.

That one does look delish.


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#6533 March 18th, 2007 at 03:52 PM
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Looks great Triss.....sorry i couldnt make it thumbup thumbup laugh

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#6534 March 18th, 2007 at 07:51 PM
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I did not think of greasing and flouring the insert. It did have batter attached as I moved it from one to another but was not too bad at all. I did not clean it between pans. I am pretty sure I have plastic rounds that will work really well for a homemade insert.


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#6535 March 19th, 2007 at 04:42 PM
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That looks great Triss! I will have to try that! thumbup


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