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post #1 of 20
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I am making my son's birthdayday cake. It's a blues clues cake and it's my first time using a character pan
My problem is i can't get the cake to come out of the pan in one piece
I read somewhere to use poundcakes for easier release
Is this right?? I am using a devil's food cake recipe that calls for cake flour so i am thinking this might be a very light cake for such pan
Please tell me your tips on character pan

Thank you
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post #2 of 20
How well did you grease the pan and then did you flour the pan after your greased it.
post #3 of 20
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oh yeah of course!
I never had problem with any other round and square pan.

Ashiana
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post #4 of 20
I just use spray Pam with all cake pans, including character cakes, and I've never had a problem with a cake releasing from the pan.

Do you have time to do another one or are you going to glue your cake parts together with icing?
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post #5 of 20
I don't know if you got the cake out yet, if you haven't do this...
Run some VERY HOT water in your sink, just enough to dip your cake pan in. Dip it in the hot water for about a minute. Then try to turn it over. If it doesn't work then leave it in the water longer. It will work, I have had to do that lots of times. Something I learned from my Mamaw~ icon_smile.gif

I just got finished w/ the wedding cake I have due tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!! It's 3:00 am!!!!!!!!!! I had several mishaps & disasters!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so tired but I know I wouldn't be able to get to sleep unless I wound down some. Drinking a cup of Chamomil tea then going to be!!!! I have another wedding cake due Sept 3... right now I feel that it might be my last for a while!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm exhausted & I'm tired of mishaps & disasters!! icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif

Hope your cake turns out wonderful Ashiana~ I'll post my pics if you post your's icon_smile.gif
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post #6 of 20
Don't know if I'm too late but...how long did you cool the cake before removing? Sometimes it helps to place it back in the oven for a few minutes and then try to remove the cake from the pan. Good luck, hope it all turns out well for you!
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post #7 of 20
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I am planning on making a pouncake today
My son LOVES blues clues and i really wanna make this cake for him
Hoping this one turns out good
I am gonna try your tip TC(by the way i miss your old avatar)
MrsMissey i let the cake cool for 8-10 min
Thank you guys for all your tips
I'll post my pics later if it comes out ok

Ashiana
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post #8 of 20
I hope it all comes out (lol) for you!! Hmmm do I need to put my old avatar back up? A few people have been looking for me & couldn't find me because I had changed it LOL!!

Happy Baking today Ashiana!!!
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post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by tcturtleshell

I hope it all comes out (lol) for you!! Hmmm do I need to put my old avatar back up? A few people have been looking for me & couldn't find me because I had changed it LOL!!

Happy Baking today Ashiana!!!



..I like the old one too! thumbs_up.gif
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post #10 of 20
Ashiana, for future character cakes...I have always had good luck with Wilton cake release.
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post #11 of 20
I know character cakes can be the hardest with all those edges in it, it can be hard to make sure all the grooves are filled in. I usually use cake pan release (lots of it) and then spray the pan with cooking spray.
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post #12 of 20
If you use too much spray or cake release in your pan your cake will get a lot of holes in it & look like a pancake, you know how pancakes get holes in them on the bottom side. I would use one or the other. icon_smile.gif
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post #13 of 20
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I don't know if i wanna do a character cake again.
But then again i love challenges so ....
I crisco-ed and floured my pan and baked a pound cake
Cool it for i think 5 min ( at this point i have tried different times of cooling the cake), flipped it and TRY to take it off icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif
All the while my dear husband is helping, he goes to the garage and brings a mallet. At this point i am so stressed i didn't care if my pan would get ruined i just wanted to make my son a blues clues b' day cake
He did it but we had to patch some places
TC I tried the hot water in the sink method and my water wasn't hot enough. THis was such a crazy experience . Why do we love baking cakes again???Oh yeah how could i forget the expression on my 3 year old face
PRICELESS .This was not my best work but man it is going to be the most memorable cake ever.My husband with the mallet and my son's face that i could make a blues clues cake for him
I am gonna try all your tips again hopefully one will work for me
My instructor told me today about the hot pan method
You put your pan in the oven take it off and pour your batter in it bake it
HAve you heard of this method?
I am gonna try it next time

Thank you all for all the tips

Ashiana
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post #14 of 20
I guess I must be misinformed b/c I never take the cake out of the pan till it's totally cooled. Then tap the cake pan on all four sides till the cake "bounces" on each side (indicating to me it's not stuck) and then flip it over. I've never taken one out of the pan warm. Esp w/the devils food chocolate cakes as it seems to need to firm up as it cools (although, I'm definitely no expert). And I also only use either pam or the wilton no-stick spray release.
post #15 of 20
Well, I never remove a cake from a pan until it has cooled for 15 minutes, 20-25 for larger ones. The only time I use a shortened time is with the regular 8 or 9 inch, 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 inch deep pans and then I still cool in the pan for 10 minutes. I find this really makes a big difference. I use Crisco and flour to prepare the pan and they just never stick.
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