fun with shaped cakes

Baking shaped cakes is a lot of fun, especially when using a silicone tin, you bake it, pop it out and hey presto you have a cake in the shape of a donut or star and no carving required – magic!

Lou Lou is my main influence with shaped tins as she has purchased a donut silicone tin, a giant cookie silicone tin and she is the master of giant cupcakes from a silicone giant cup cake tin.  Lou Lou was also the one to buy me my star-shaped tin which is made from aluminium and has 5 points and produces the perfect star.  Without Lou I wouldn’t be having all this fun with shaped tins and I would be spending hours carving cake away, feeling the pain at all the wasted cake!

The gallery shows lots of baking by either myself or Lou Lou, with others involved as Ben did the amazing cookie cake (it’s the best one out of the cookie cakes!), one was made at Lorraine and Jon’s house, Dewey has been involved – group cake baking yeay!!  It just adds to the fun!

I have done most of these cakes just for fun.  Some were to eat ourselves yeay, others were gifts to people to say thanks or goodbye and the donut cakes are mainly due to me acquiring a donut cake baking addiction!  I have borrowed the tin from Lou and I need to get it back to her and out the house.  I currently have one in the kitchen waiting to be decorated – this one will be coated in chocolate genache with chocolate filling.  I also really want to make one with jam in the middle and sugar-coated – the mission, if anyone is willing to accept, is to eat the whole donut cake without licking your lips!!

I have seen other shaped tins that would be fab – a butterfly, a flower, a giant rose,  a castle and a beehive to name only a few!