Pillow Cake Ideas

Decorating By AmyS1965 Updated 12 Oct 2011 , 12:31am by AmyS1965

AmyS1965 Posted 24 Sep 2011 , 10:33am
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Good Morning,

I am new to Cake Central.

I am making a black, pink and silver pillow cake for a 16th birthday. I bought the Wilton pillow cake pans (expensive). Does anyone have experience with these pans? Is it easier to just carve the cake or use the pillow pans? Is there a certain type of cake mix I should use to make sure they come out in one piece? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Also, this forum is very helpful but I don't have time to look through all of the posts. Is there any way to search forums?

Thank you!

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pj22 Posted 24 Sep 2011 , 10:48am
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Maybe you can try the WASC recipe? It is sturdy and holds well and is based on a cake mix.

Jackie Posted 24 Sep 2011 , 8:34pm
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Here i a tutorial on how to make a pillow cake

For me, I prefer carving the cake because it allows me to get any size and shape I want, and make it look more realistic. However if you are not comfortable with carving a cake yet, the wilton cake pans are a good place to start.

Here is a link to search the forums:
You can also get there any time by clicking the "Forum" tab at the top, then "search" in the purple bar.

When carving a cake, you will definitely want to use a recipe that is firmer and lighter

Here are 2 recipes I haven't personally tried yet, but come reccomended by other CC members:

Durable Cake for 3D and Wedding Cakes

White Almond Sour Cream Cake (WASC)

mommynana Posted 24 Sep 2011 , 9:24pm
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Here is another one.

icer101 Posted 24 Sep 2011 , 9:32pm
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I watched the wilton youtube video on the pillow pans and it was nice. I too am going to make one. I watched carving one and the wilton one. I like both ways. I don,t have the pans yes. good luck.

AmyS1965 Posted 25 Sep 2011 , 3:43pm
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Wow! Thank you all so much for your input. I will look at all of the information you posted and let you know if I have any questions. This is a great website!

AmyS1965 Posted 25 Sep 2011 , 4:05pm
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Mommynana...love the YouTube videos on the Wilton Cake Pans...very helpful! Thanks!

mommynana Posted 25 Sep 2011 , 8:21pm
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Originally Posted by AmyS1965

Mommynana...love the YouTube videos on the Wilton Cake Pans...very helpful! Thanks!

Your welcome !

AmyS1965 Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 12:31am
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Do you know how many batches of the WASC I would need to make to make the small and medium pillow cakes?

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