3D Cakes Using Cake Mixes

Decorating By susgene Updated 11 Aug 2005 , 9:16pm by MichelleG

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susgene Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 6:12pm
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Quick Question: I'm using the 3D Choo Choo Train pan for the first time. I see the instructions say to use pound cake mix, but I have been asked to make one train chocolate and another train strawberry (I use the DH mixes).

Do you think the DH strawberry and devils food cake mixes will hold up good enough??? I'd hate to ruin two little boys birthdays!

Thank you!

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unforgetable2u Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 6:15pm
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I am by no means an expert but personally i think DH would be too moist . A pound cake is alot more dense. hopefully someone else also posts their opinion i am also curious as to the right answer icon_wink.gif

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Thalia Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 6:37pm
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I've been asked to make the same thing in October for a friend and just bought the 3D train pan myself. Was going to use DH mix too...so thank you for asking this! I'll be watching post and would love any words of advice when you are done!

Thank you - Thaliaicon_smile.gif

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abbey Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 6:43pm
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You could add the cake mix extender recipe from this site to your mix it will make your cake more dense. I don't know the pan you are talking about so I'm not sure but I use the extender a lot. You can use it with any flavor cake and it makes a fairly dense cake so I think it would work. Maybe someone else who knows the pan will have a better idea.

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Mommyof2Angels Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 7:15pm
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I have done the 3-d train pan with a cake mix and had no trouble with it icon_smile.gif
make a practice one with the mix and see how you like it....
Mine turned out fine though ..

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Calejo Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 7:27pm
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Here's a link to the cake mix extender. It should help to thicken it up a bit. You could also try adding an extra egg to make it thicker. Hope that helps!

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MichelleG Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 9:16pm
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I used the durable cake for 3D and wedding cakes recipe found on this website. It works really well with all flavors. I just used it with duncan hines dark chocolate fudge cake. Yummy icon_biggrin.gif

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