msumissa Posted 27 Jul 2005 , 11:50am

I am making a 3D bear pan that I am turning in to Stitch as in Lilo & Stitch for a customer, I just tried baking it last night and the darn head fell off this morning. I think the batter I used was a little too thick. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to help this stupid thing not collapse. I need to have it made for Friday, so I have a little bit of time.

Thanks for your help!

5 replies
jdogga Posted 27 Jul 2005 , 12:05pm

I don't have an answer for you, but I hope someone does as I am always worried with these 3-D pans (for that reason!)

KrazyKross Posted 27 Jul 2005 , 12:15pm

I've never had this problem, but you can use some buttercream frosting to "glue" the head back on. Then insert a couple of drinking straws or dowels to hold it in place. I have the 3-D bunny with the big ears and I always insert a drinking straw in each ear to keep it stabilized. Good luck!

ntertayneme Posted 27 Jul 2005 , 12:38pm

There are some posts about this happening to others before.. I'd Do what KrazyKross suggested and try to reattach it.. I know how frustrating that may be... I made the minature stand up bear and decorated like a monkey and I noticed that that back of the neck on it was cracked a little... apparently, these pans have some problems with the head/neck areas! Good luck with reattaching!! Let us know how it came out icon_smile.gif

MoonicaLeigh Posted 27 Jul 2005 , 2:21pm

I always use Dream Whip in my mixes which makes them hold up a little better, but a suggestion to add to gluing it back on, I would be worried that it would fall off again during transport, put a dowel through the head and just tell the customer that its there.

Gingoodies Posted 27 Jul 2005 , 2:45pm

I have found that the 3D pans work better with a more dense cake. also when you cool the cake it is better to let it cool in the "back" of the pan for a bit. I let it cool upright for a while then remove the clips and take the "front" piece off. then let the cake cool in the back piece of the pan for a while longer. Then turn it out. Also putting a couple of plastic straws or thin dowels once the cake is cooled might help.

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