Baking With Soup Cans

Decorating By MariaLovesCakes Updated 18 Apr 2009 , 6:43am by CookiezNCupcakez

MariaLovesCakes Posted 2 Nov 2005 , 2:10pm
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Sorry... icon_lol.gif Start with the pic at the bottom and work your way up to see this process.... icon_biggrin.gif

Okay, for those interested, I took pics of this procedure I used to make my daughter's cake this past weekend. I am also posting the soaking mehtod for the cake separately...


I used for the can a Chocolate Butter Fudge Cake mix and added 1 box of instant chocolate pudding and one more egg to make the batter thicker.
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CakeDesigns Posted 2 Nov 2005 , 3:52pm
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Great tutorial! Thanks!

bubblezmom Posted 2 Nov 2005 , 5:30pm
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Again, thanks for the info. I know the technique, but have not tried it yet. Great to see pics!

bulldog Posted 2 Nov 2005 , 5:39pm
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Thanks! Always up for new tips icon_biggrin.gif

PerryStCakes Posted 2 Nov 2005 , 5:46pm
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looks amazing - is there a pic of the finished cake?

caduchi Posted 2 Nov 2005 , 5:49pm
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do you also prepare the souppans like a normal pan, so spray and flour?

great idea would have to try it sometime

MariaLovesCakes Posted 2 Nov 2005 , 5:50pm
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Originally Posted by PerryStCakes

looks amazing - is there a pic of the finished cake?




Yes, I already posted the cake in the gallery and also under the "General" Forum. I will give you a link.

Here is the link:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-10143.html

let me know if it works! icon_smile.gif

MariaLovesCakes Posted 2 Nov 2005 , 5:52pm
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Originally Posted by caduchi

do you also prepare the souppans like a normal pan, so spray and flour?

great idea would have to try it sometime




Yes, I used "Bakers Joy" (non-stick spray that has flour in it), but I am sure you can use pan grease or any other greasing method!

twindees Posted 3 Nov 2005 , 5:45pm
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Awesome. Thanks

SweetCaramel Posted 3 Nov 2005 , 5:52pm
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Wow, checked out your picture. Very nice! Great Job! Fantastic! I want to be like you when I grow up!!

MariaLovesCakes Posted 3 Nov 2005 , 5:55pm
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Originally Posted by SweetCaramel

Wow, checked out your picture. Very nice! Great Job! Fantastic! I want to be like you when I grow up!!




icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif SweetCaramel: You are too sweet!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

Thanks!

auzzi Posted 3 Nov 2005 , 8:01pm
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Lining the can with baking paper helps especially if the cake gets "caught" on the can ribbing or the lip at the top. {extend the paper taller than the can}

ShelbysYummys Posted 4 Nov 2005 , 7:56am
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thanks for the info I am going to try and attemp this at the end of the month. I want to make my son a batman cahe so I am going to use a can as his neck. with a ball pan for his head

7yyrt Posted 3 Oct 2006 , 1:04am
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Thanks for reposting - I keep giving out the original URL, because people keep asking about it... icon_biggrin.gif

pookster Posted 3 Oct 2006 , 5:30am
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thanx for the great tip!!! i am attempting a turkey cake this weekend and did'nt know what i was going to use for the neck....now i know!!!!

sassycgirl Posted 3 Oct 2006 , 1:57pm
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WOW.. I love it... Great job!!!

THESUGARCOW Posted 3 Oct 2006 , 3:53pm
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sorry but just wondering about something...
what about the lead! this cans dont have it?
i not sure but i think they are not lead free that is why it is important once open to take whatever was in the can and put it in a safe bowl or something?
what about that??????? icon_eek.gif

7yyrt Posted 3 Oct 2006 , 5:33pm
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Lead solder was outlawed in food cans back in the 70s.
So, if it HAD food in it, it should be food safe. The paint on the outside of the cans can be burnt off before using in the oven. WARNING: it can give off quite a smell!

MariaLovesCakes Posted 3 Oct 2006 , 5:39pm
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I've used the cans before, well actually just once, and I don't know anything about the lead.

I had used the contents already and washed it real good and let it dry very well before using...

Everything was fine.

licia Posted 3 Oct 2006 , 5:57pm
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Great Cake I LOVE IT

pookster Posted 4 Oct 2006 , 4:24pm
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i just baked cakes in the cans last night...worked out really great!!!! i just peeled off the label, gave them a good wash...and then baked away...they turned out awesome...and no smell!!!

tcturtleshell Posted 7 Dec 2006 , 12:03pm
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So glad 7yyrt helped me find this thread! I did everything you did Maria. I'm going to try again tonight. I think I filled my cans up too high. I'm going to TRY to attempt the candle cakes. If anyone can help me find the pic I'd appreciate it. I saw a candle cake on CC before but can't find it now. Thanks!

MariaLovesCakes Posted 7 Dec 2006 , 12:35pm
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Originally Posted by tcturtleshell

So glad 7yyrt helped me find this thread! I did everything you did Maria. I'm going to try again tonight. I think I filled my cans up too high. I'm going to TRY to attempt the candle cakes. If anyone can help me find the pic I'd appreciate it. I saw a candle cake on CC before but can't find it now. Thanks!




Good luck! Let us know how it goes!

MrsAB Posted 7 Dec 2006 , 1:05pm
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Great information! Looking forward to trying!

tcturtleshell Posted 7 Dec 2006 , 3:07pm
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Thanks ya'll! MrsAB & 7yyrt found the pics for me!! thumbs_up.gif Going to try & bake them again tonight after I get some Baker's Joy to grease the cans. It's hard using your fingers. icon_cry.gif I'm decorating them Christmasy~ Here are the pics MrsAB & 7yyrt found...

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_18578.html

http://cakecentral.com/cake-photo-2110.html

brightbrats Posted 7 Dec 2006 , 3:35pm
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I used the cans 1 time, and loved them, so easy to work with.

I also am wanting to do the candles out of them. perfect shape. and all sizes.

Here is a pic. I did of a toesock, using the cans, just please don't laugh at the toes icon_redface.gif they look more like jellybeans than toes. icon_cry.gif
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msthang1224 Posted 7 Dec 2006 , 10:04pm
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marialovescake, your talent always amazes me and you are so thoughtful in helping us, thank you so much!!

tcturtleshell Posted 8 Dec 2006 , 2:57am
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Just wanted to let ya'll know that I had success with the cans today! I used pound cake this time, filled the cans 1/2 full again. I used parchment paper on the bottom of the cans. I cut my hand trying to grease them... found an un-used foam painting brush in my kitchen drawers so I put some cake release on it & used that instead of my fingers! Worked like a charm! I'm not decorating the candles just yet so I wrapped the cakes in saran wrap & froze them till I'm ready to decorate. Thanks for all the help!

chuelchie Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 1:42pm
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Was wondering whether anyone has cooked more than one can in the oven at a time and how many would you do, what temperature and how long?

AJsGirl Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 5:19pm
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Neat idea! Thanks!

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