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post #1 of 14
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Can you bake a cake inside a soda can? i have seen it in a coffee can. I need to make 6 "beer" cans for  a cake

post #2 of 14

Anything that can withstand baking temperatures can be baked in. Including soda cans. Make sure you line the bottom and use cans that aren't curved in at the top, or else you'll have trouble getting your baked item out !

post #3 of 14

I think the metal for soda cans are a little too thin ( cake might burn) and I am not sure on how the paint on the outside will be when placed in a hot oven. I would empty out some canned corn or other vegetable, peel off the labels give it a good wash and use those can as long as it is not painted inside or out.

post #4 of 14

Regarding baking in a can: we mustn't forget that Boston staple, immortalized on Chopped as "Brown bread in a can" (that's exactly how Ted Allen announced it, and exactly what the art department's fake label on the can said). Yes, I know, it's a steamed bread, not a baked cake, but it IS cooked right in the can. (One of the Chopped episodes featuring it also featured cherimoya, in the same round, and contained Allen's most memorable cherimoya warning, "You must not eat the seeds; you must not serve the seeds. They are not good for you; they might even kill you.")

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post #5 of 14

Cherimoya, yumm I loooove them, the last time I visited my mum I ate so many but I didn't know the seed was poisonous.She has so many trees, that almost every day there was more than basketfuls picked until the end of season.sorry getting side tracked here, down memory lane.

post #6 of 14

what about using a shaped canape bread pan? OR just cutting rounds from a thin layer and assembling them like a tiny torted cake? I would think a beer can would be a nightmare to work with. I'm sure I'd be cut to ribbons by the edge. 

 

jen

post #7 of 14
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Thanks! Everything worked out with doing it in the soda can. I just had to grease the heck out of them
post #8 of 14

I should think that one advantage of a soda can as a baking vessel would be that it would be very easy to unmold the cake, simply by ripping the can apart around it.

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post #10 of 14

Are they cold?icon_biggrin.gif

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post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by FrostThis View Post

Thanks! Everything worked out with doing it in the soda can. I just had to grease the heck out of them

Cool cake.  How long did you bake them?

post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 
20 mins @ 325
post #13 of 14

Thank you

post #14 of 14
Cool cake!!!
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