Dr Seuss Cake-Advice

Decorating By gissellr78 Updated 13 Oct 2010 , 11:47pm by beesweetcakes

gissellr78 Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 3:21am
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Hi all,

I tried attaching this picture but i couldnt. Hopefully the link will work. I need to do this cake for my god daughter in 2 weeks and i have a couple of questions. The cake needs to feed 70-75 people and i want it to have presence.

1. Do i bake a 14", 10" and 6"?? or 12",9" and 6"?

2. Also the hat portion needs to be higher than the bottom tier. Do i bake 3 cakes since the bottom tier will be baked 2x?

4.For stacking i am planning to use wooden or plastic dowels 5 in the bottom, 4 in the middle and 1 thru the top. Is this enough?

5.How many metal flower nails do i need to put in the large pan to bake evenly? i am also using baking strips.


i am going to try the wasc recipe this week to see how it tastes and i am planning to use cake release because cakes sticking is my pet peeve lol does it hold well under fondant?


ANY ADVICE that you forsee as being a problem is welcomed...PLEASE!!

5 replies
beesweetcakes Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 8:10am
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I'll try to answer your questions in order. This is what I would do. I am not a professional by any means

1. Use the 14, 10 and 6.
2. Yes, I would bake 3 seperate cakes (my opinion only).
3. Yes, you are on track with the dowels
4. I personally have never used a flower nail for baking. I cut my oven temp down to 325 and bake a 14" for about an hour. I check it and it may require 15 more minutes. I know, a long baking process but it has worked for me every time.
5. I personally have never had any luck with the bake release spray. I do the old fashioned, crisco, flour, parchment paper. works like a charm every time.
Hope that helps. I am sure there are many other professionals here on CC that have alot of great advice as well and probably better then mine.

BTW, that cake is super cute. I recently made a Dr. Seuss cake. It was my biggest challenge so far.

ramacake Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 9:08am
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I would definately do th 14, 10 and 6. Three layers each. And I use pan spray and line the bottoms of the pan with parchment. Never have a problem with sticking.

gissellr78 Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 7:34pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beesweetcakes

I'll try to answer your questions in order. This is what I would do. I am not a professional by any means

1. Use the 14, 10 and 6.
2. Yes, I would bake 3 seperate cakes (my opinion only).
3. Yes, you are on track with the dowels
4. I personally have never used a flower nail for baking. I cut my oven temp down to 325 and bake a 14" for about an hour. I check it and it may require 15 more minutes. I know, a long baking process but it has worked for me every time.
5. I personally have never had any luck with the bake release spray. I do the old fashioned, crisco, flour, parchment paper. works like a charm every time.
Hope that helps. I am sure there are many other professionals here on CC that have alot of great advice as well and probably better then mine.

BTW, that cake is super cute. I recently made a Dr. Seuss cake. It was my biggest challenge so far.





thanks for your help. Do you think i will have a problem covering the hat section (3 cakes) with fondant? too tall?

gissellr78 Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 7:34pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ramacake

I would definately do th 14, 10 and 6. Three layers each. And I use pan spray and line the bottoms of the pan with parchment. Never have a problem with sticking.




Thanks!

beesweetcakes Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 11:47pm
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No, it shouldn't be a problem covering the hat section with fondant. I just would make sure that you have plenty of fondant. Too much is better than not enough. Good luck.

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