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Topic: Is it a cake or a pinata? It's both!  (Read 3945 times)
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« on: August 10, 2006 03:03:52 AM »

How cool is this - the pinata cake! Thank you Women's Weekly Birthday Cake Book! http://magshop.com.au/Kids_Party_Cakes.htm





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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2006 03:38:32 AM »

*squeals*

SO COOL!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2006 04:13:00 AM »

YES! Number 2 here we come! hehe...
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2006 06:11:06 AM »

oooh neato! maybe I'll make this for my 19th birthday.. hahah
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2006 01:13:08 AM »

It has the added bonus of protecting the cake from child spit (while they are blowing out the candle)!!!
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2006 08:35:57 AM »

(jaw dropped) Please tell us how you made that shell!! I must make this cake.
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2006 08:40:17 AM »

That's a pretty nifty cake!  Is the 'pinata' portion made with chocolate and candy?
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2006 08:43:12 AM »

That is AWESOME!! I dont understand some of these directions... but we cold prob wing it....
http://aww.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=43918&sectionname=food
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2006 10:12:36 AM »

This cake is so much fun! Please share your wisdom and explain how you made this. I would be very very grateful and love you forever.
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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2006 06:54:21 PM »

That is AWESOME!! I dont understand some of these directions... but we cold prob wing it....
http://aww.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=43918&sectionname=food

That link is a repeat of the recipe in the book. I'd be happy to translate the bits you don't get!!

First you make a cake. They say to dig a hole in the top to put more chocolate candy in, but I figured there was enough in the shell. Make sure that the cake will fit under the bowl you make the chocolate shell in (with clearance, ie the inverted shell will fit over the cake). They say to use a pudding steamer but any aluminium type bowl will do - its just that the metal will transfer the cold better.

This instructions say {with my comments in red}:

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To make chocolate shell: grease 2.25-litre (9 cup) pudding steamer with oil; place bowl {empty at this stage except for a bit of oil} in freezer 10 minutes. Place melted chocolate Melts in steamer{melt chocolate}; swirl chocolate to coat inside of steamer evenly {pour it into the bottom of the bowl and then turn the bowl until the sides are all covered - make sure the chocolate isn't too thick or it will not set}. Continue swirling until chocolate begins to set and stops flowing around the steamer {it won't totally stop flowing, so stop when it gets really slow}; try to keep the chocolate a uniform thickness, particularly at the edge {definately at the edge!!!}. Stand until chocolate is almost set {this makes sure that you don't get 'holes in the chocolate. If its too warm it will slide down to the bottom of the bowl}. Freeze until chocolate sets completely.

Carefully place pudding steamer {bowl} with set chocolate shell over cake; using hot cloth, briefly rub outside of bowl. Chocolate shell will slip {supposedly - we had a wet cloth which we microwaved for about 20 seconds and put that over it to coax the chocolate out. We had to do it a couple of times.}from bowl to completely cover cake.
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We then just got the melted chocolate and put it in a plastic baggie and clipped the corner. Then we got smarties (Australian version of mm's) and stuck them all over. It was a two-person job - one squirting chocolate and the other putting the smartie in the warm chocolate so it would stick. The recipe says to put heaps of different size candy-covered-chocolate over it, but we couldn't be a*sed. I don't think the kids noticed or cared!

I had to make the shell twice - the first time I had the chocolate too thick so there were gaps where it had slide back into the bottom of the bowl. I just chipped it off and re-melted it. And I figured that if it didn't work then I'd still have the cake so it wouldn't be a disaster!

Hope this is clear - happy to provide clarification/translation if you need it!
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