Number Cakes

Decorating By Myraruss Updated 3 Feb 2011 , 3:10pm by divinecc

Myraruss Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 7:58pm
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I've seen lots of cool cakes made out of numbers on here. Are there number shaped pans or do you all just bake a rectangle cake and cut the numbers out? I was thinking about doing a "30" for a friends birthday, and wasn't sure which way would be best. Thank you!

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divinecc Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 8:14pm
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The only number shaped cake pan I have seen is #1 by Wilton other than that I think your best bet would be to carve it. Maybe print out a big number as a template and go from there! HTH!

zespri Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 8:14pm
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I think most people hire or buy the number shaped tins.

ronronneuse Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 8:25pm
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I'm working on a #10 right now and am carving, but I've seen a lot of people do a number three with a bundt pan. Cut it in half and then put the two half-circles end-to-end vertically to make a 3.

zespri Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 8:29pm
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It's funny divinecc, the only number cake I've ever done is a 1, and I just cut it myself. But someone recently posted about buying these tins, which look pretty low quality. How long would you need it to last though, really?
http://www.bakingfrenzy.com/number-5-cake-tin-p-124.html

Our local cake shop rents out all the number shaped tins, I would consider that for a more complicated number.


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Originally Posted by divinecc

The only number shaped cake pan I have seen is #1 by Wilton other than that I think your best bet would be to carve it. Maybe print out a big number as a template and go from there! HTH!


Myraruss Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 1:31pm
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Thanks for he replies guys. I figured carving was the way to go, but everyones numbers look so perfect and I'm not the best carver! I think I'll make a template and give it a try.

leily Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 2:02pm
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There are many options for number cakes. Some use bundt pans. Others use a mix of round cakes with loaf pans or square cakes, and there are number pans out there, if you check ebay there are usually different sets out there.

Here is a Magic Line pan that can be arranged for numbers
http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=25483&name=Educated%20Cake%20Pan%20by%20Magic%20Line

Here is a template here on cake central on how to do the circle/loaf pan
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1111573

divinecc Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 3:10pm
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Here is a template here on cake central on how to do the circle/loaf pan
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1111573[/quote]

Thanks for posting this!

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