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by Triss on March 17, 2007 04:54 AM
My MIL let me borrow her cake pans to create a 3 layer checkerboard cake. I was skeptical as to how it would work and was quite impressed. Enough that I am going to get my own. The set comes with 3 pans and an insert that allows you to pour the cake batter into each pan in 3 rings.

Here is what they look like once I baked them.
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And the finished cake all decorated with pink and purple sugar decorations. The key to frosting a 3 layer cake is a LOT of frosting and to have it creamy. I mixed chocolate and white frosting to lighten it up and then added some red food coloring to give it a hint of pink.
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And the inside once we cut into it.
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It was yummy!!!

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by tamara on March 17, 2007 01:02 PM
Very nice indeed.

Triss I make mine using regular pans and a coffee can and a soup can. Just cut off both lids and wash well. It works the same way. I was to cheap to buy the special rings [Big Grin]

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by Tonya on March 17, 2007 02:19 PM
Nice Job Triss!! It looks delicious!! [Love]

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by loz on March 17, 2007 05:55 PM
I almost bought a set of those pans last year.....maybe I will now! [Smile] That looks pretty cool!
by Triss on March 17, 2007 10:54 PM
Great idea Tamara. Much cheaper as well. Will have to try that one next time I need to make a cake! [thumb]

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by Jiffymouse on March 18, 2007 12:55 AM
[Eek!] i want a piece [Eek!] think it would make it here? [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
by Dixie Angel on March 18, 2007 12:59 AM
That is so neat, Triss, and looks delicious!

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by Annell on March 18, 2007 04:08 AM
I know this is a dumb question but ....
I understand you put the inserts in the pans and pour batter in and around them. I am thinking, you then take the inserts out once the pan is full, right?
by Triss on March 18, 2007 04:18 AM
I could send it Jiffy, but it may be hard as a rock once it got there.

Annell, yes, you put the plastic insert in the pan, fill each ring and then take the insert out to place in the next pan.

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by tamara on March 18, 2007 11:25 AM
Triss, if you grease and flour each can they slide out easier as well, just don't cut your fingers.

I should replace my cans with plastic containers.

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by Annell on March 18, 2007 01:38 PM
Thank you Triss, I knew it was a dumb question adn thank you Tamara for the wonderful Idea of using tin cans.

I have seen these kind of cakes and have always wondered how they were made.

That one does look delish.
by penny in ontario on March 18, 2007 03:52 PM
Looks great Triss.....sorry i couldnt make it [thumb] [thumb] [Big Grin]

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by Triss on March 18, 2007 07:51 PM
I did not think of greasing and flouring the insert. It did have batter attached as I moved it from one to another but was not too bad at all. I did not clean it between pans. I am pretty sure I have plastic rounds that will work really well for a homemade insert.

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by plantqueen on March 19, 2007 04:42 PM
That looks great Triss! I will have to try that! [thumb]

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