Apple "pie" Birthday Cake???

Decorating By mbt4955 Updated 31 Dec 2008 , 5:05pm by mbt4955

mbt4955 Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 3:53pm
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I have been asked to do a birthday cake for a very special 13 year old. He LOVES apple pie ... are there any good ideas out there for something I can do?

Thanks in advance.
Martha

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Doug Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 4:06pm
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I'd take a yellow cake and blend on full can of apple pie filling (the kind that has cinnamon in it) into the batter and bake.

I'd also over fill so get a nice high dome which I would NOT cut off.

then...ice that puppy up in a cinnamon laced BC

now cover in fondant.

dark band around edge to look like still in pie pan.

then tanish color on top cut and appropriately pinched at edges to look the top crust of a pie.

for extra cute -- a little magpie sticking out of the top center

mbt4955 Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 4:09pm
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What a great idea. Thanks, Doug!! I can just add pie filling to a regular cake? Make it like I usually do or would I need to leave something out???

Doug Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 4:12pm
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depending upon your cake recipe, you may want to cut back on the liquid a tad.

as when I dump in the can, I put it all in -- the apples and the "sauce"

I tend use a very thick batter so can add w/ out any other modification.

Tita9499 Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 4:17pm
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Can she use cinnamon applesauce and doctor it up with some nutmeg and ginger? Wouldn't that lend to a smoother texture in the cake without having to blend up the pie filling? Or does the pie filling come in smaller chunks than I remember?

Doug Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 4:20pm
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Originally Posted by Tita9499

Can she use cinnamon applesauce and doctor it up with some nutmeg and ginger? Wouldn't that lend to a smoother texture in the cake without having to blend up the pie filling? Or does the pie filling come in smaller chunks than I remember?




could, but then have adjust even more for the extra moistness of the applesauce or else start w/ a really dense, heavy batter.

I purposely would want the big chunks of apple so it is more reminiscent of an apple pie.

If chunks seemed too large, then a few quick swipes of the knife and they're smaller.

Tita9499 Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 4:21pm
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Good point.

mbt4955 Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 4:22pm
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My sister makes an applesauce cake and suggested that I make the applesauce and leave the apples really chunky. I definitely want pieces of apple in there since he isn't getting a pie.

Thanks, all. icon_smile.gif

mbt4955 Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 4:28pm
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What would you think about a spice cake with the apple pie filling? Would the cake detract from the apples?

mbt4955 Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 4:29pm
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Thanks for all the links. I will look at them now! icon_smile.gif

Doug Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 4:41pm
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Originally Posted by mbt4955

What would you think about a spice cake with the apple pie filling? Would the cake detract from the apples?




what? you're sitting at the computer and not baking???

pass me a slice fresh from the oven, please!!!!

:: makes biggest puppy do(u)g eyes he can::

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mbt4955 Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 5:05pm
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I really do need to try it out before the birthday party, so I'll box up a piece and send it to you! I think I'll try the Recipezaar recipe and add cinnamon. Thanks again for the assistance!

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