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« on: January 17, 2014 04:49:41 PM »

So, I wanted to try to bake a cake within a cake and thought I would start with an easy one. I saw this technique on Pinterest and gave it a try.

Basically, I baked two pound cakes. The first one, with food coloring, and then cut out the hearts with a cookie cutter.

The main cake, I layered the bottom with the rest of the batter, then stacked the hearts in, the put the rest of the batter over the top.

I like the way it turned out for my first attempt. Next time, I thing I might do something to stabilize the hearts or whatever I want to make a little bit better. The hearts moved a little bit so I need to pay closer attention to keeping them in the middle.

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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2014 07:25:52 PM »

lovely!  this is such a sweet idea!
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2014 07:50:30 PM »

i really, like how the hearts are off center. This is great! And would probably ship well via the mail. Ahem.
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2014 08:07:09 PM »

Aw, this is super cute! Sounds yummy right about now too!
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2014 05:13:58 AM »

Thanks everyone!

T-I bet it would ship very well.  Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2014 05:31:39 AM »

It looks lovely! And just because it isn't perfect, it is perfect  Wink

You bake the heart-cake twice, isn't the cake too dry (not sure if that is the right sentence, but I think you get it anyway) Just asking...

Anyway, I love it! Great attempt if you ask me!
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2014 05:37:04 AM »

Thanks! It actually is pretty moist, maybe because I made a pound cake and they are pretty dense. I am thinking that if I use a regular cake next time, I might use pudding in the mix to keep it moist.
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2014 10:44:50 AM »

oohh, that sounds delicious too, pudding in the mix!

I want some cake now!!
Fortunately my youngest son made some oatmeal cookies today and they are delicious!  Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2014 10:57:33 AM »

Thanks for answering Wendiek, I was wondering the same thing.

Beautiful Valentine's day cake.
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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2014 04:53:59 PM »

Such a smart and cute idea!  Smiley Wonder if you would co it with red velvet?
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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2014 06:07:05 PM »

Thanks guys! Kiss Oh man, I bet red velvet would be so good!
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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2014 04:49:36 PM »

This would be great for Valentine's day!
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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2014 05:12:37 PM »

Oh, that looks so delicious. With a cup of tea. Curled up in jammies with a book.
Perfect.
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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2014 09:57:51 AM »

LOVE IT!  I think the hearts being off center makes the cake!  I have been wanting to try this technique too and you have motivated me to give it a shot soon.
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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2014 10:05:59 AM »

DOOOO IT! It is pretty easy, a little time consuming but easy. I think I want to make one for St. Patrick's day. Maybe cupcakes.
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« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2014 10:07:12 AM »

This came out really beautiful.   Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2014 10:23:00 AM »

This is nifty and I'm glad to hear that its relatively easy Smiley  I think cupcakes would be awesome!
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« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2014 01:49:48 PM »

That looks so delicious! The hearts look pretty perfect to me! Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2014 11:34:10 AM »

I love the hearts as-is!  I thought you did that on purpose. Cheesy  LOVE LOVE!
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« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2014 09:05:48 AM »

Wow! Thanks!
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Gefeliciteerd -> congratulations!

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« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2014 03:28:11 PM »

Hey, for a first attempt you did marvelously! Makes me want to put the kettle on and have a slice.  Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2014 11:22:07 PM »

So clever! And awesome for a first attempt!
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« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2014 10:36:54 AM »

I think I may have to see if I have a pumpkin shaped cutter and do some pumpkin flavored something or other for fall.
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« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2014 06:38:19 AM »

Do it!  Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2014 11:55:51 AM »

Bravo! This is so awesome! I like the wonkyness of it being off center & would make it this way on purpose! Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2014 11:56:48 AM »

I think you should call it heart pounding cake too... Smiley Ah, I crack myself up! Cheesy
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