"crown" Cake ... Alternative To Cake Balls

Decorating By LittleLinda Updated 19 Aug 2009 , 3:18pm by DollyCakes

LittleLinda Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 2:09pm
post #1 of 24

I've been doing this for a while; but I thought I'd take a picture and share the idea. I call it a "crown" cake because I am using the crowns of cakes to make it. So, this is the crown I trimmed off a 12" round cake. I have two crowns because I made a layer cake. I just put bc in between the crowns and serve. It's easy, not wasteful, and my family likes that they can just pick them up and eat without a fork and plate.
I know you could put any filling in the middle. Hope you try this idea.

(It looks like I'm having a "pixel" issue with my photo. I'll try posting it another way.)

23 replies
LittleLinda Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 2:48pm
post #2 of 24

picture of "crown" cake:

Brenda0217 Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 3:01pm
post #3 of 24

wonderful idea, would have never thought of it. and yours looks so good and yummy. Thanks for the idea, I am a newbie and welcome all these ideas you CC'ers provide. Thank you all for your tricks of the trade with all us newbies here.

Brenda0217 Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 3:04pm
post #4 of 24

oops!! Just noticed I am not a newbie anymore!! Yeah!! But I still have a lot to learn , and I still thank all of you just the same. So excited I am now a junior memeber. Made my day today! LOL...

PinkZiab Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 3:14pm
post #5 of 24

Looks like an oversized whoopie pie icon_wink.gif

jdelaney81 Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 3:18pm
post #6 of 24

Great idea...I have been doing something similar...Just not so neat and tidy. icon_biggrin.gif Yummy!

emrldsky Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 5:28pm
post #7 of 24

Also works well if you happen to have no where to put the ganache that drips off the cake. icon_biggrin.gif Just add the butter cream between and spread the ganache over the crown. YUMMY!!!

diane Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 5:32pm
post #8 of 24
Originally Posted by PinkZiab

Looks like an oversized whoopie pie icon_wink.gif

that's exactly what i was thinking when i saw it...a big whoopie pie! icon_biggrin.gif

Melonie1005 Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 5:33pm
post #9 of 24

Looks yummy!

CakestyleIN Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 5:34pm
post #10 of 24

Oh what a good idea!! You could even cut some circles out of it, wrap and freeze for a quick single serve snack. I always munch on cake scraps while I'm working icon_redface.gif but this will be something much better to do! Thanks icon_biggrin.gif

cylstrial Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 1:21am
post #11 of 24
Originally Posted by PinkZiab

Looks like an oversized whoopie pie icon_wink.gif

LOL! Works for me! icon_lol.gif

mommicakes Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 1:50am
post #12 of 24

I make these for my guys all the time. They call them whoopie pies and even if I don't make them, they will gather the icing and make them themselves. Sometimes, I fill them, cut them into pieces, either wrap them if plastic wrap or put them in an airtight container, and throw them in the freezer. This way the kids can grab and go, and I don't waste too much either. icon_biggrin.gif

cheatize Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 5:42am
post #13 of 24

I did a smaller version of this when my cupcakes spilleth over onto the pan. They didn't rise up and make a dome, they just got to the top and spread horizontally. I scraped icing with crumbs into it between 2 of them and then stacked them together to make more room on my counter. My hubby loved them!

redpanda Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 6:44am
post #14 of 24

I do this with crowns all the time. It keeps my "boys" (DH and DS) from mutinying because I bake cakes for other people, and they don't always get a piece.

Chocolate cake with peanut butter spread between layers is quite yummy, and if you happen to have some banana slices to throw in, it's a party!

MLand Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 7:35am
post #15 of 24

Thanks, I hated to throw the crowns away. I have just been putting them in the cake server and letting everybody pick on them, not anymore!

LittleLinda Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 12:25pm
post #16 of 24
Originally Posted by redpanda

Chocolate cake with peanut butter spread between layers is quite yummy, and if you happen to have some banana slices to throw in, it's a party!

Actual peanut butter? That's interesting sounding!

pieceacake830 Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 12:38pm
post #17 of 24

Great idea!

redpanda Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 2:16am
post #18 of 24

It's quite good. (I don't like buttercream, so I had to get more creative.)

Besides, doesn't the nutritious peanut butter turn it into a meal? Just think PB & Banana filled chocolate dome cake for breakfast...is it really any worse than donuts?

Bijoudelanuit Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 2:52am
post #19 of 24

A bakery near here does that.. they sell them as 'Cakewiches'

They're very popular!

alisapoly Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 6:34am
post #20 of 24

I just thought maybe it would be yummy with marshmallow creme inside instead of buttercream, making it like a marshmallow pie. Then I started thinking about it later (my sweet tooth was kicking in) you could make it fancy for your family and use a biscuit cutter to cut out circles and cover with ganache or just melted chocolate. To make it extra special a sprinkle of powdered sugar with a heart stencil, my girls always love that!

One crown cake turned into a fancy affair!

mommachris Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 6:49am
post #21 of 24

My kids don't call them crowns..they are 'cake fillets' icon_biggrin.gif
And I've had my dd (1icon_cool.gif pout because I filleted the cake while she wasn't home so she didn't get any. icon_rolleyes.gif

And one more thing-'throw them away'!!! Blasphemy!! icon_wink.gif


motherofgrace Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 7:11am
post #22 of 24

what a great idea!!!! no more waste cake for me!

sweetcakes Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 2:35pm
post #23 of 24

i dothis too, except i use just one of the crowns, slap on some icing fold in half and call it a cake taco! trouble is, they're very easy to eat and before you know it you've had more then your fair share!

DollyCakes Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 3:18pm
post #24 of 24

In my house we call this a "cake quesadilla"!! My hubby *hearts* cake quesadillas! icon_smile.gif

Quote by @%username% on %date%