I am going to try a birdhouse cake theme for my MILs birthday this week She LOVES birsa and birdhouses. I want to do 2 layers of this pan for a thicker house,...right?? How do i stand this up in 2 layers and it not fall seprate? Tooth picks or something else.. I want to sit it ontop of a round cake. Help?
I have used this pan several times, but never done a double layer. I am not sue I would attempt that and then stand it up. Maybe someone else here can help you out more on that one.
thanks,...i actually just took the pan out of the box to look at. It is deeper than i thought it would be. lol Guess i should have eye balled it first.
I used it along on top of a sheet cake, and I think it looked good.it is in my photos if you care to see it...... I would check the galleries search under Birdhouse...I saw some REALLY neat ones in there...
I stood it up on a 12" hexagon pan, for a welcome cake (in my pics). I found it to be a good thickness. I did dowel it to the support cake, as I had to drive across town w/ it. Also, I used a firmer cake. I don't know if you use box mixes or scratch, but a simple way they recommend at the Wilton School is to use a cake mix and a pound cake mix together--just mix both mixes together w/ their appropriate additional ingredients listed on the boxes. (I got quite a few compliments on the taste of the cake, but it was so easy!)
Also (this was my first time to use the house pan)--if you use the recommended number of cups of batter, it rises up above the pan and gets pretty done on top (the part you level off). I was worried about the rest of the cake by the time it had baked--but only the top got over-done. The rest was fine. (So you don't necessarily have to panic, like I did.)
I think using it for a birdhouse is a great idea! Be sure to post pics!
Grama_j--I really like your house cake! Including the yard and fence, and the colors you used--very pretty!
Oh, Thanks Konfection, but I think I'm going to steal your idea with the hexagon..... that is just DARLING ! The flowers on the side just set it off !
Thanks, grama_j! I actually borrowed the idea from an old Wilton book, Celebrations A thru Z (although they used a square pan). I love looking thru those older books, now that I've discovered e-bay.
You can bake two layers of the house and sandwich it together with icing. I did that for the wizard of oz cake in my pics. It looked more substantial that way, more of a 3-d view, rather than a flat back. I didn't dowel it or anything, just glued it together with icing and it was fine