cakelass Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 12:25pm
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I hope I am using the correct term but I needed some advice on how to use a Dolly Varden tin. I used it onc before but had such trouble with it.
How do you keep the whole cake baking evenly as the bottom is so much narrower?
And secondly what kind of cake would you make in it eg mud etc?
TIA

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Kayakado Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 6:18pm
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Here in the US they are called "wonder pan" and are purchased from Wilton.

The Wilton model has a long metal tube about 3/8 inches in diameter that fits over the screw in the bottom and sticks up to the top on the pan. I guess it is about 7" long. It helps make the cake cook evenly by conducting heat up through the center of the cake batter.

You can get the pan and baking instructions here:
http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?sku=2105-565

There are lots of discussions on here about this pan, search for "wonder pan" or Tiffin pan.

cakelass Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 6:50am
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Thank you very much for the info!

SugarFrosted Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 6:56am
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Who/what is Dolly Varden?

sugarandslice Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 8:45am
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Cakelass, I made my first dolly varden last year and didn't have a problem with it cooking evenly. I used the scratch WASC recipe from here on CC and it worked really well.

SugarFrosted Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 2:02am
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I was still curious what you folks are talking about, so I googled Dolly Varden and discovered it is a (1)rock band, (2)a type of Alaskan trout fish and (3)a character from the Charles Dickens novel, Barnaby Ridge, (4) a ghost town in Nevada named after the Dickens character, and some assorted other things. So I assume you are making a doll of the Dickens character. Interesting! I'd love to see pics!

sugarandslice Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 2:18am
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A Dolly Varden (in the cake context) is an inverted cone shape that you stick a doll into and it looks like her skirt. As PP said, I think in the states you call it a wonderpan

SugarFrosted Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 2:23am
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Wow thanks! Must be an Aussie thing! I still learn something new every day here icon_smile.gif

Kiddiekakes Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 1:30pm
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Neat..I didn't know that term either..I was expecting a really bad version of a Dolly Parton cake....that's another story....

Kayakado Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 9:26pm

Dolly Varden is also a dress style, I guess referencing back to the flashy dresses worn by Dicken's Dolly Varden character. Fascinating stuff, who knew?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolly_Varden_%28costume%29

http://zipzipinkspot.blogspot.com/2008/08/brief-history-of-dolly-varden-dress.html

Makeitmemorable Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 10:56am
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Originally Posted by cakelass

I hope I am using the correct term but I needed some advice on how to use a Dolly Varden tin. I used it onc before but had such trouble with it.
How do you keep the whole cake baking evenly as the bottom is so much narrower?
And secondly what kind of cake would you make in it eg mud etc?
TIA




I cooked one today - banana cake - if you put your flower nail in the bottom of the tin then it helps cook evenly like you would if you put it in your normal pans. I have attached a picture of a "Dolly Vardan" cake as we call them in Oz so you can see for those who are unsure.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1425878.html

Good luck with it

AKS Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 6:37pm

Sugarfrosted: I did exactly the same thing LOL! Still didn't get it. Now I do. Good luck Cakelass! Thanks for posting one makeitmemorable.

Carmen1957 Posted 1 Mar 2014 , 11:20pm

AHi I'm making a dolly vardon cake and I have a few questions, 1) I have a large dolly vardon tin, how much cake mix packets do I need (or in kg cake mix)? 2) also I'm making a round 10" (25cm) how much cake mix for that? (Packets or in kg) 3) how much plastic icing (fondant)?

MBalaska Posted 2 Mar 2014 , 12:58am

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Who/what is Dolly Varden?

 

It's a fish, a trout.

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