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Topic Title: 3-D Winnie the Pooh Cake Pan
Created On Thursday November 06, 2008 4:15 PM
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Tommis_Mommy
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Posted: Wednesday October 29, 2008 4:01 PM

Hello I have the 3-D winnie the pooh cake pan. My question is how do you keep it from cracking? I have made about 3 cakes with it and each time poor pooh cracks and does not look nice any longer. I would like to make one again in Nov for a baby shower but I do not want it to crack before the party even starts!!

I would appreciate any advice!! Thanks in advance.

Brandi
 
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Jeanne G
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Posted: Friday October 31, 2008 8:40 AM

I've made several and I don't think any of them cracked. When do you have problems? While it is cooling? Before it is frosted? After it is decorated?

I use the "pound cake" variation on a cake mix -- for each mix, add an extra egg and a 4-serving size pudding mix, 1/2 oil, and the water called for on the box. It seems a little sturdier than a plain cake mix.

I cool according to the instructions, letting the steam out on both sides and then letting it rest face down in the front half of the pan overnight.

I always cut a slice off the bottom so it is level, even if the cake looks level to start with.

I don't know if any of those things would help you, but if you don't do them now it might be worth a try.

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mmumsie
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Posted: Saturday November 01, 2008 6:41 PM

I haven't had my cake crack. Sorry to hear that is happening to yours. I would suggest you let your cake rest for about 5-6 hours before decorating.
 
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mmumsie
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Posted: Saturday November 01, 2008 6:41 PM

Oops, I forgot to attach my picture!

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Tommis_Mommy
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Posted: Thursday November 06, 2008 3:44 PM

Hi Jeanne, the cake crakes after decorating. I will try your recipie, I have had several people tell me that pound cake works better for the 3-d pans so I hope that works.
 
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Jeanne G
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Posted: Thursday November 06, 2008 4:15 PM

mmumsie, what a cute Pooh!
 
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