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cake moulds
« on: February 26, 2013, 14:56 »
I am searching for some moulds to make 2 birthday cakes I am pretty sure that I have seen some cardboard type that you can use and then throw away or am I just going mad ? Has any one got a website I can go too ?
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Re: cake moulds
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2013, 15:57 »
Never seen cardboard ones, but what sort of cake are you looking at making?

Was the cardboard idea because you don't make cakes often and want to keep it cheap?

My Auntie used to make crinoline lady cakes using a pudding basin.  They used to make and I think you can still get them, little half ladies, like half a barbie doll to sit in the top of the upturned basin shape, then ice the 'skirt' to make it look like a crinoline.

I have a big glass roasting dish which I have used when my girls were little to make a butterfly.  I cut the cake in half diagonally, cut a little piece of the middle peak of each triangle, joined  to look like a big butterfly then iced.

or cut into squares and stacked on top of each other and iced to look like a jewellery box of treasure chest...........    oh so many things

Or something like this?  But these are Australian!

http://www.bakeinrevolution.com.au/catalogue/
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Re: cake moulds
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2013, 16:32 »
They do the cardboard mini loaf ones on  fleabay

but I've not seen bigger ones other than panettone moulds, and they're only about 8ins wide (also on ebay)
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Re: cake moulds
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2013, 17:22 »
I am looking to do number birthday cakes they will be one offs so I dont want to go and buy tins I am also looking at hiring them.

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Re: cake moulds
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2013, 17:27 »
I have to say I've never seen cardboard ones, but would be really interested as they sound like a good idea for unusual shapes as the tins can be quite expensive.  

I have a 12 inch silverwood tin that can be resized to any square or rectangular shape within those dimensions and then I carve out a shape afterwards.  If it's a sponge cake and a tricky shape then wrapping in clingfilm and part freezing before carving works wonders! And I agree with the pudding basin as a doll cake or even put the two halves together to make ball shapes for teapots etc.  For ideas have a look at www.cakecentral.com and search the gallery - millions of ideas!

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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2013, 19:09 »
You can get cardboard / grease proof cake moulds that you can use a couple of times and then discard. I used some at Thewordwemustnotsay in the shape of a Thewordwemustnotsay tree. But I got mine from a stall in Truro market that a friend of mine owns. She also rents out numbered cake tins from 0 to 9 so it might be worth checking out a local cake shop/ stall to see if they do the same thing. It's normally 5 per week with a small deposit.
Hope this helps.
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2013, 19:47 »
You could make your own with a piece of strong card - perhaps from a cereal box. Shape it to make a 6 and and 0, staple if necessary and cover with tin foil.
From money saving expert http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=392605

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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2013, 20:54 »
You can get cardboard / grease proof cake moulds that you can use a couple of times and then discard. I used some at Thewordwemustnotsay in the shape of a Thewordwemustnotsay tree. But I got mine from a stall in Truro market that a friend of mine owns. She also rents out numbered cake tins from 0 to 9 so it might be worth checking out a local cake shop/ stall to see if they do the same thing. It's normally 5 per week with a small deposit.
Hope this helps.
would you be able to ask her where she get hers from ?? our friday market (useless as it is) does have a stall (or did) that does a few cake bits but the market has gone down hill so much over the last decade there is hardley anything left  :(

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Re: cake moulds
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2013, 21:07 »
I don't use shaped moulds for numbers just a square or round cake and carve them to shape.  Once they are covered you can't see the join. :)
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Re: cake moulds
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2013, 22:07 »
Oooh thanks for that link cake lady.  I love looking at well decorated cakes.  I was never that good!

We have quite a few really talented cake ladies on here you know!

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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2013, 05:10 »
Starry, I will give her a call and get back to you. I am sure there is somewhere near you that does the same sort of thing as a friend of mine lives up your way.

When do you need them by?

I will get back to you.

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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2013, 10:36 »
Starry, I will give her a call and get back to you. I am sure there is somewhere near you that does the same sort of thing as a friend of mine lives up your way.

When do you need them by?

I will get back to you.

Thank you I dont need them until the end of april, I am going to look at the stall in our market on friday but last time I went there she did have much stock



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