My next cake venture is going to be a flowerpot cake, as i was looking at all the awesome pics on here to get some ideas, i noticed some people say they baked the cake in a real flowerpot....is this true?? and is this the best way to do it, or are there other ways to get the "look" of the flowerpot??
Thank you for your time.
I baked mine in the clay flowerpot but I lined the pot with foil and used a dense cake mix so it would be firm.It worked great!!
what type of a recipe do you use to make a dense cake??
I jsut used a pound cake recipe from the web...
I'm not sure this is a good idea. This has been posted before about not knowing what chemicals or dyes could be in the pot. Even if you line it with foil there is still the possibility chemicals would be released from the heat of the oven.
thank you both for all the info.
Casme, do you know of any other ideas of baking it in anything else to make it resemble a flower pot??
I have used a glass measuring cup. The older ones are not straight sided and the finished cake has the same shape as the pot. You can use fondant or a thick ribbon of icing to mimic the lip at the top. Good luck!
I do not know about baking a cake in flower pot, but if it helps, once I watched one of "Good Eats" episode in which "Alton Brown" used a flower pot to make kind of oven for grilling some Indian food. He explained which pots are usable for that purpose, not sure if the rules work for baking or not. I will try to find an answer since the idea is so tempting.
I found these websites just take a look I do not have time to read the whole articles but they are recipes baked in clay pots.
I think I have seen clear glass flower pots before, maybe check on line. After a thorough washing they would be safe.
I have never heard of the flower pot thing but there is a really good tutorial here on CC on how to make a flower pot cake, although it's a really elaborate one with a babies head on top it really gives you a great idea on how to just make the pot itself I will try and find it again and post it for you
thank you all for ALL the helpful info! Infinitsky....those are great articles, thanks for finding them!