Need advice for 9?13 Cake
Posted: 23 December 2010 03:36 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hey Guys,

I basically went through THC book looking for a 9?13 cake but they’re all round or hearts.
I’m trying to do a 9?13 cake for a book cake. I’ll be cutting it etc after into book shape. Fairy tale book for my niece’s birthday.

I am thinking of using the Chocolate-covered Strawberry Cake recipe (From heavenly cakes) for the cake.

Since it’s a butter cake I’m hoping structurally it would not depend on the pan as much as something like a chiffon.

The cake recipe she has listed is for 2 9 by 2in round pans
The volume of one of those pans is 127.17, so 2 of them is around 254.34

Volume for my 9?13 2 inch high pan is 234
So they’re very close in terms of volume. I think I’ll just Just the recipe straight as is.

Now I’m wondering if I need to place things like flower nail into the cake to help the heat transfer into it.
If so, where and how many.

Thanks!

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Posted: 23 December 2010 11:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hi!

My guess for the flour nail would be to look at the 9x13 as two intersecting circles and put the flour nail in the center of each—i.e., 1/3 of the way in on each side.  So you have a flower nail 4.5” in from the edge of the pan on the long sides.  But again, it’s only a guess.

I know others have made 13 x 9s, but I can’t think of a post offhand.

You know, the She Loves Me Cake might work (RHC)—it’s in a sort of flatter type pan (not exactly sure the size, but it’s a rectangle), so it might work in a 13 x 9 x 2.

Good luck!

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Posted: 05 January 2011 12:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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So I ended up sticking the nail in the middle just to help the middle cook

It seemed to have worked.

However next time, I will be using the bake strips for the sides as the side was much much much shorter then the middle.
I guess it worked well for a book but I shall try with bake strips next time.

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Posted: 05 January 2011 02:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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It came out beautifully!!!!  What a great job you did on it!

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Posted: 05 January 2011 08:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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wat a lovely book smile

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Posted: 05 January 2011 09:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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thanks smile

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Posted: 06 January 2011 07:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Great “book” look! Did you have the torted layers of filling that the chocolate covered strawberry cake had?  I’ll be the birthday girl loved it. smile

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Posted: 06 January 2011 11:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I layered it with berries (raspeberry and blackberries) and poured creme anglais in a well
Covered it with the mouseline strawberry BC so the fondant would stick to the cake. smile

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