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May 8, 2015

IF It Doesn’t Go Well … Eat The Evidence !!!

Filed under: FOOD,kid stuff: Birthday Cakes,PHOTOGRAPHY,Recipes — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Last year I discovered a silicone baking form that was in the shape of a train.

One of our friends has a son who is  seriously, wild & categorically addicted to anything that resembles his hero: Thomas the train, and I knew that a train birthday cake  would probably be very well received.

Since neither me for my friend has ever used silicone much before in cooking, we thought it would be wise to have a test run before the day so that we could see if the cake for really worked or not.

I’m a hopeless cake baker so stuck to my favourite cake mixture: “Lynn’s Lucious Chocolate Cake, step-by-step idiot proof cake“!

Thinking that a single batch of the recipe would do just fine, I copy this idea and poured the cake mixture into the pan. Once the cake was in the oven, it was really clear that  one lot of batter would not be enough.  My friend had used melter butter on the inside of the form so the cake came out it  rather well.

The cake form is not evenly filled throughout , and it’s a bit wobbly , but my cake is cooked and now is the moment of triumph or disaster: will the cake release easily as the manufacturing sales tell us it should. The cake left the form remarkably  easily and  it was “kind of”  a success. It didn’t take Family Kiwidutch and friends long to eat the evidence…All we need to do now is to try again!

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Lynn’s Luscious Chocolate Cake, step-by-step idiot-proof cake !


  1. It still looks good to eat, no matter what!

    Comment by annepm2015 — May 8, 2015 @ 1:06 am | Reply

    • Anne,
      The kids slapped some icing on top of it and it tasted pretty good!

      Comment by kiwidutch — May 8, 2015 @ 7:30 pm | Reply

  2. Interesting – I don’t bake much either, but I’m just about ready to get a cake out of the oven. Fingers crossed

    Comment by kiwiskan — May 8, 2015 @ 4:48 am | Reply

    • Kiwiskan,
      Biscuits and slices I can do no problem but cakes, as my NZ Grandma put it “need a special hand” … That I certainly *don’t* have LOL…
      … Hope your cake turned out fabulously!

      Comment by kiwidutch — May 9, 2015 @ 9:26 am | Reply

      • It wasn’t too bad – in fact very encouraging

        Comment by kiwiskan — May 10, 2015 @ 4:22 am | Reply

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