Making A Cake In A Flower Terracotta Pot Need Help Please

Baking By joandwade Updated 3 Jun 2016 , 10:44pm by CWR41

joandwade Posted 27 Mar 2014 , 7:18am
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AHi guys I've been asked to do a flower pot cake so I went and bought a terracotta to actually make the cake in its 6 half inch tall and the widest part is 7half inch wide. The girl wants a lemon cake . Now as I'm going to be pouring the cake mixture all in one pot do I turn the oven temp down and cook longer. I really don't know what recipe to use for this I'm going to try it over the weekend any help would be much appreciated. Thanks jo

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Dayti Posted 27 Mar 2014 , 12:51pm
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Actually I would not bake in the pot. I would bake in sheets or rectangles and cut out circles of different sizes, or bake in different size circle pans. Then layer the circles in the pot after baking. Baking in the pot will take forever, plus there would be no filling in there! 

Rosie93095 Posted 27 Mar 2014 , 1:04pm
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Food network magazine had a tutorial recently. I will try to find it tonight after work and pm it to you. Dayti is right, don't bake in the pot....

DonnaLNS Posted 27 Mar 2014 , 2:18pm
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I made one in 3 - 6" pans. I tapered the bottom edges slightly. I used the the 6" ball pan for the top, covered it with ganache and added flowers. As you can see I needed one more flower on the left side!

Once I covered the bottom part with buttercream, I chilled it, added some wax paper around the bottom in order to build out the pot "lip" - so to speak.

 

 

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joandwade Posted 27 Mar 2014 , 5:14pm
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AThe reason I bought the pot was cause I found a tutorial on Pinterest and the woman used the pot to cook the cake she gives clear pictures and description but not the recipe only that she used a chocolate cake the tutorial was more for the the icing of it.

joandwade Posted 27 Mar 2014 , 5:19pm
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AActually just looked at my Pinterest and it was actually pinned from cake central how would I find the lady that made it made I could ask her?

joandwade Posted 27 Mar 2014 , 5:35pm
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AI found her just sent her a message hope she sees it soon as I need to make this cake at the weekend :-)

OneHotMess Posted 30 Mar 2014 , 4:14am
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Is a terracotta flower pot food-safe to bake in? I would guess that a flower pot cake means "A thing made of cake that is cut and stacked and iced and BECOMES shaped like a flowerpot," because how is the customer gonna get the cake out of there to serve it? With a spoon? Unless the cake is just for the customer and there's a separate cake just for slices somewhere else...

So. Many. Questions!

joandwade Posted 30 Mar 2014 , 4:30am
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AThe cake is just cooked in the pot to get the shape the pot is no different to cooking in a ceramic pot sept for those are glassed inside I have many Of the cooking terracotta clay pots. With the flower pot you just line it with baking paper like you do any other pot. Some people cook bread in them too There is a lady on here in the tutorial that show you step by step and the end result is fantastic. Don't think mine will turn out as good as hers :-) but I will give it a try .. I've baked the cake already just need to put fondant on it now and flowers.

OneHotMess Posted 30 Mar 2014 , 4:34am
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Is a terracotta flower pot foodsafe to

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The cake is just cooked in the pot to get the shape the pot is no different to cooking in a ceramic pot sept for those are glassed inside I have many
Of the cooking terracotta clay pots. With the flower pot you just line it with baking paper like you do any other pot. Some people cook bread in them too
There is a lady on here in the tutorial that show you step by step and the end result is fantastic. Don't think mine will turn out as good as hers icon_smile.gif but
I will give it a try .. I've baked the cake already just need to put fondant on it now and flowers.

 

Well, all power to you. I have a hard enough time with regular pans, so my hat is off at your prowess. :)

joandwade Posted 30 Mar 2014 , 4:37am
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Is a terracotta flower pot foodsafe to

Well, all power to you. I have a hard enough time with regular pans, so my hat is off at your prowess. :)

Well I was worried about cooking time and how much cake mixture to use but the lady who done the original cake helped me which was very kind of her.. Lets just see how the whole thing turns out :-) I'm quiet new at all this .

specialoccasionsuk Posted 9 May 2014 , 4:55pm
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would love to be directed to this lady if you wouldn't mind please

Charlievw Posted 25 May 2016 , 7:16am
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Can you please tell me how you did it?  I need to bake a doll dress shaped cake but only have a ceramic bowl with the right shape.  I've tried it last night with a flower nail in the centre as heating core and wet towels wrapped around the bowl, and baked it at a lower temperature for an hour and a half but it still collapsed in the centre when it cooled.  What can I do differently? 

Cakesbylea Posted 27 May 2016 , 3:55pm
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The pots are NOT food safe, I lined mine with aluminum foil.  Here is one I did and cut in half.

Charlievw can you lone the bowl with aluminum foil,  maybe that would help with the cooking process, or maybe put the foil on the outside of the bowl?? Just a thought.

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Cakesbylea Posted 27 May 2016 , 3:55pm
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The pots are NOT food safe, I lined mine with aluminum foil.  Here is one I did and cut in half.

Charlievw can you lone the bowl with aluminum foil,  maybe that would help with the cooking process, or maybe put the foil on the outside of the bowl?? Just a thought.

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Cakesbylea Posted 27 May 2016 , 3:56pm
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Quote by @Cakesbylea on 2 seconds ago

The pots are NOT food safe, I lined mine with aluminum foil.  Here is one I did and cut in half.

Charlievw can you line the bowl with aluminum foil, maybe that would help with the cooking process, or maybe put the foil on the outside of the bowl?? Just a thought.

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Cakesbylea Posted 27 May 2016 , 3:56pm
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Quote by @Cakesbylea on 2 seconds ago

The pots are NOT food safe, I lined mine with aluminum foil.  Here is one I did and cut in half.

Charlievw can you line the bowl with aluminum foil, maybe that would help with the cooking process, or maybe put the foil on the outside of the bowl?? Just a thought.

 900x


CWR41 Posted 28 May 2016 , 6:34am
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CWR41 Posted 3 Jun 2016 , 10:44pm
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