I'm not one to do a lot of baking as not really a sweet eater, but after seeing the topsy turvy cake pans on sale, i decided to buy them (my way of thinking was that it would be a great cake for my son's first b'day). Probably not the best style of tins for my first cake but thankfully there is such a thing as the internet otherwise I would have been in serious trouble. The members here have provided a lot of information on baking/decorating and I thank you all. After a couple of trial runs (and extra kilo's i now have to shed on top of the baby weight), I decided on a white choc mud cake for the 6" pan covered in white choc ganache and a choc mud cake for the 10" covered in a mixture of milk and dark chocolate ganache. Firstly, these pans are okay to cook in but believe me when i say use all the tools you can. I had flower nails in both tins, baking strips around the outside and also lfoil on top of the 10" pan. Yes i was paranoid but being my first time and this cake was going to be a gift for a friends baby shower, it needed to work!!! My mother in law had to come and babysit my 4mnth old so i could then decorate the cakes, I have never used fondant in my life and my friend wanted a jungle theme cake so i also made the animals (bit obvious when you look close). The finished product actually turned out really well, both cakes were cooked through, no dry/burnt bits or undercooked. She absolutely loved the cake and i now have 4 requests!!! Pls look at the pics below, i welcome any comments or suggestions.
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7/28/12 at 7:31pm