My computer has failed me for a week now.
Dont you just hate it too when something happends to your computer ?
I feel completely lost if I don't get my daily CakeCentral fix!
I absolutely go crazy when the computer is down, fortunately when our main one goes down I have DH laptop to use though if he is doing his homework (decided to go back to school to do computer forensics) then I'm really antsy.
your cakes are beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! can i ask you about your 3/d bear cake? i tried making that yesterday....and it was a disaster! first, the inside wasnt all the way done, and the outside (yes, it ran over) was burnt...when i took it out of the pan, i realized it was completly hollow inside because of the heating core....then it collapsed! now, i have to try this again, although i dont care alot for the trial and error method, haha
would you share your secrete to a great 3/d bear cake?
Glad you are back! We all hate it when we can't get to CC, the website was down for a few hours a while back and I was definitely in withdrawal!
Elin, your cakes really are great, and you seem to have mastered the teddy bear very well. I have done only one successfully.
Maybe instead of the core, we should try using the flower nail, it would not take up so much room, of course if it runs over like mine do (I don't think I used a core at all), the nail might just erupt out of the mold! LOL One secret is obviously not to fill the thing too full! Janice
Well I do not think I have a big secret, but this is what I do.
I fill it up to the legs, and put the core inside.
I cook it for almost 20 minutes more than regular pan.
Only what is different is maybe that I make a choclate core the day before, to replace the steel one.
You only add little oil into the core and let all sides be oily. Then lett it stand uppside down to get out the over oil. Melt some choclate and pure it in. Full.
Let it stand cold night over and releece it from the core. It is ready to use.
When I finich the cake I do not open at once. Let it cool for 15 min. After you cool half side at the time.
It sounds maybe simple, but I have had disasters too.
As it has become a favorit cake for many of my customers, it has not allways been my favorit. It needs more care to make than the others.
I forgot to say. I have electric oven only, so the timing for gas oven I do not know.