Can This Be Done?

Decorating By bafishr Updated 20 May 2008 , 1:01am by 7yyrt

bafishr Posted 18 May 2008 , 3:05am
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Can I put cake batter in a 12 oz. can and bake icon_rolleyes.gif If so, how long would it need to bake and should I put a flower nail in the bottom? TIA

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dandy207 Posted 18 May 2008 , 3:07am
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12 oz. can??? I am confused, what kind of can?

bafishr Posted 18 May 2008 , 3:08am
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an empty evaporated milk can

dandy207 Posted 18 May 2008 , 3:10am
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My guess is.... maybe a yes??? Im not totally sure. why do you want to bake a cake in a can?

ceshell Posted 19 May 2008 , 6:09am
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I don't see why not. I've seen posts about "can cakes" quite frequently here. However I don't don't remember if I ever read about flower nails being used....I rather doubt it since the can is so small.

Here's a link to a little question about this on the Wilton forums

bigmama1961 Posted 19 May 2008 , 6:43am
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wow, ive heard of coffee cans but never tried will have to try this thanks for the post.

miny Posted 19 May 2008 , 7:12am
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I've heard about this "can cakes" too but I'm not sure about the baking time, my guess would be the same time as a cupcake or maybe a few minutes more but check with a skewer and let us know please. About the nail I don't think is necesary because the can is small and it's a good heat conductor. Good luck with this! icon_wink.gif

hollyw567 Posted 19 May 2008 , 7:41am
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I've baked in a can before. Be sure you fill it less than half way full or it will overflow and you will have a mess in your oven. Believe me, I know from experience lol! Bake at a low temp (325) and check it after about 15-20 minutes.

bafishr Posted 20 May 2008 , 12:13am
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Thanks ya'll. ceshell, thank you for the link icon_wink.gif hollyw567, thanks for the tip thumbs_up.gif I'll let ya'll know how it turns out.

diane Posted 20 May 2008 , 12:43am
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yes you can. thumbs_up.gif i've even seen them done in a coffee cup for cupcakes. icon_eek.gif

7yyrt Posted 20 May 2008 , 1:01am
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Here's the thread - Baking with Soup Cans

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