Edible Figures To Bake Into Cake

Decorating By Dancyn8 Updated 28 May 2014 , 2:30pm by mzteaze

Dancyn8 Posted 28 May 2014 , 2:31am
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Is there any way to create edible figures to bake inside a cake? I want to make a 'go fishing' cake, with edible fish baked inside (not just layered in the fillings), so that as guests get their cut piece of cake, they can see what they caught inside their piece. Suggestions? Will dried fondant/sugar paste work?

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mermaidcakery Posted 28 May 2014 , 2:48am
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ALike this? It's a surprise inside cake. Maybe search for a surprise inside tutorial?


winniemog Posted 28 May 2014 , 3:15am
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AI would use cooked cake in different colours and then either smush together some cake into the shape of the fish or cut them out with a knife or cutter. Then bake them inside a second cake, lay the fish cakes inside the raw batter and bake as normal. Just like mermaidcakery suggests, make a surprise inside cake.

You just need to be careful to cut the cake in the correct direction, so that you see the nose to tail outline of the fish (do fish even have noses??) rather than a round cross section.

denetteb Posted 28 May 2014 , 3:20am
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What would happen if you used gummy fish?

RedneckRuffle Posted 28 May 2014 , 3:33am
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AI think it would make gummy blobs at the bottom of the cake. I could be wrong, as usual. Winniemog's idea sounds like it would work. I'd love to see some win/fail pics of that.

mzteaze Posted 28 May 2014 , 5:06am
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I just saw a recipe for an old fashioned gum drop cake.  Would you want something like that?

Dancyn8 Posted 28 May 2014 , 12:30pm
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This might work! Thank you. I never thought of this.

Dancyn8 Posted 28 May 2014 , 12:32pm
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I think this is the way to go! (And funny comment about fish having noses. Do they?) Thank you!

Dancyn8 Posted 28 May 2014 , 12:33pm
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I actually bought some just to make sure I had SOMEthing to use. I don't think I'd like the major texture difference, but I definitely think it's doable. Thank you!

Dancyn8 Posted 28 May 2014 , 12:36pm
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Originally Posted by Dancyn8 
 

denetteb, I actually bought some gummies just to make sure I had SOMEthing to use. I don't think I'd like the major texture difference, but I definitely think it's doable. Thank you!

Dancyn8 Posted 28 May 2014 , 12:37pm
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Originally Posted by mzteaze 
 

I just saw a recipe for an old fashioned gum drop cake.  Would you want something like that?

What is a gum drop cake? 

Dancyn8 Posted 28 May 2014 , 12:53pm
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I'm sorry - I didn't know, at first, that I had to click on 'quote' to connect my responses to all of your responses until it was too late. So to sum up here - I love all of the ideas. I'd bought some gummy fish to make sure I'd have something to use. The surprise inside cakes sound like my best option. Thank you everyone.

mzteaze Posted 28 May 2014 , 2:30pm
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AGum drops are those candies that have fruity or min flavors, round, colored with a thin coat of sugar on the outside. Kinda llike gummies without a sugar coating.

based on the recipe it was cake made specifically with those dropped inside.

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