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Practice Giant Reese Cup Cake --Success! **instructions**

post #1 of 26
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I have a groom's cake coming up where I need 2 giant Reese Cups on the board and tons of the real candy's scattered all around.   I had the idea in my head --those ideas usually fail...but this one worked.  I was so excited.  I only have a picture of the finished product.   When I do the real ones, I will take step by step pictures and maybe resend as a tutorial.   Here's the steps..will send the picture separately..it kept locking up my computer when I tried to send it all together.

 

1.  I bought a quiche pan 10x2 with the removal bottom.  Chefscatalog.com.   I wanted at least a 2" pan so I could fill a chocolate cake with the Reese filling. 

 

2.  I melted 3 bags (didn't know how much to melt) of MILK CHOCOLATE chips.  I poured a thin layer of melted chocolate on the bottom of the pan and took my pastry brush and painted the sides.   I should've painted all of the sides...all the way to the top, but dummy me..stopped half way.  You can see my seem if you look close.   Do not do what I did....paint the entire sides.    Tap tap tap the pan on the counter..pop in frig for 10 minutes. 

 

3.  Take pan out and paint another thin coating of chocolate on the SIDES ONLY....back in frig for 5 minutes.

 

4.  I baked a 9" chocolate cake and completely cut the top off.  The pan is 2"...plus the cake will be filled..and there's already a thin chocolate layer on the bottom of the pan..so keep the cake under 2".

 

5.  I used the butter cream dream filling here on CC..and scooped out enough to fill the cake and added about 1 cup of ground up graham cracker crumbs to give the filling that Reese texture.    After I filled the cake, I took some of the Peanut Butter Dream BC and crumb coated.   I put in the frig over night.  I wanted this cake to firm up and crust up good so I could handle it.

 

6.   Pull out the quiche pan and the crumb coated cake.  I put the cake in the pan and saw that it was a little taller than I wanted becuase I still had to pour chocolate all over it...so I took it out of the pan..flipped it on its top and trimmed a litte off of the bottom.   With it crusted, I could man handle it and had no problems.

 

7.   I put it back in the pan..and remelted the chocolate and poured some all over the top then took my offset and pushed it to the sides.   I tapped tapped tapped to make sure it was going down the sides.  I could see air bubbles surfacing..so I kept tap tap tap...then I put it in the frig for 30 minutes.

 

8.  As soon as I took it out of the frig..it immediately released itself from the sides!  Angels sang!! It didn't crack either.  I put a cake board on top and flipped it over becase that releaseable bottom was stuck to the bottom...but no worries...I took a paring knife and started to go around and it popped right off!

 

I'll attach a picture separately.

Debbie - US Army (Retired) --aka "The Cake Sarge"

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post #2 of 26
Mouth is watering!! Can't wait to see it!
post #3 of 26

Wow. It looks amazing too! Just like a reese cup.

post #4 of 26
Thread Starter 

Thanks....I did not want a fondant covered cake.   I wanted as close to a real Reese Cup as I could get so I used Milk Chocolate. 

Debbie - US Army (Retired) --aka "The Cake Sarge"

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post #5 of 26

Brilliant! I saw the picture, and it looks amazing.Thank you for sharing how you did it.

post #6 of 26

Can you please post a link or direct me to which album it's in, you have over 500...

post #7 of 26
Thread Starter 

By request...here are the instructions again and a picture of the final product....again, if you paint the chocolate all the way up the inside..you won't have that seam that I do. 

 

Debbie - US Army (Retired) --aka "The Cake Sarge"

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post #8 of 26

Damn...incredible job! Looks just a real one!

I LOVE it!

post #9 of 26
No effin' way. That is SO cool.
post #10 of 26

Great job! And thank you so much for sharing it with us!  I may need to make 2 because I may need my own!

Theresa

post #11 of 26
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I will be making 2 for the real deal.   I gave it to my nephew to take to work.  I'm waiting to pick his brain but he said it tasted just like a PBC but was hard to cut.   I told him to leave it out for an hour....maybe it should set out for about 2 so the chocolate will soften more. 

 

Thanks y'all...this is so stinking easy!  You gotta try it.  I was so skeerd..because I have tried to make that chocolate shell with the big cupcake pan and it always cracks and takes me about 3 tries.   I was just so scared this was going to crack when I took it out of the frig.   I guess because it was "filled" with a cake...it just released itself from the edge of the pan...but did not crack.   I'm just so mad I didn't paint the chocolate all the way up the inside of the pan.   If you zoom in on my picture you can see where I stopped half way....had a brain fart. 

Debbie - US Army (Retired) --aka "The Cake Sarge"

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post #12 of 26
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Ok...so the taste test results are in from my nephew.   He used an non-serrated knife and let the cake sit out 1 1/2 hours before he cut it.   He said it was hard to cut it and the chocolate...as chocolate does...crumbled and broke.    He said the cake/filling was still a little cool inside.    I'm thinking it needs to sit out at least 2 hours...and dip a knife in hot water and then cut a piece?   Any other opinions?

Debbie - US Army (Retired) --aka "The Cake Sarge"

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post #13 of 26

Firstly

You cannot see the "seam" unless you really, really look. As decorators... were our own worst critic.  It is totally amazing. Fab job.  I think the knife dipped in hot water should work.

post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by ddaigle View Post

Ok...so the taste test results are in from my nephew.   He used an non-serrated knife and let the cake sit out 1 1/2 hours before he cut it.   He said it was hard to cut it and the chocolate...as chocolate does...crumbled and broke.    He said the cake/filling was still a little cool inside.    I'm thinking it needs to sit out at least 2 hours...and dip a knife in hot water and then cut a piece?   Any other opinions?

I use a hot knife for those giant cupcakes with a chocolate shell, and I use real chocolate not candy melts with those, it cuts through really well.

But you have to reheat the knife in the water for every slice.

 

(and if you hadn't mentioned a seam, I would have never noticed!)

post #15 of 26
The seam is totally not noticeable and anyway, real Reese's sometimes have a seam too!
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