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    Default HELP!! Dolly Varden Cakes

    I'd tell the cake shop (if you bought it from a cake shop). My local (well, it was my local once upon a time) cake shop loved feedback about this kind of thing. Good luck!

    Post pics!

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    *shudders* I hate cooking Dolly Varden cakes!!
    I always have the same problem as you OP, and then it always sticks when I try and get it out of the tin!
    I haven't tried it with the bar yet, though I do have one in the cupboard for next time.

    So, no advice, just commiserations! Good luck!

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    I used one of these tins last month. I also found that the cake took a lot longer to cook than the recipe said, but it still turned out ok (didn't seem to taste over cooked). As the others said, just turn the temp down and put foil over the top if it looks like the top is cooking too fast.

    As for the sticking isse, the instructions said to use vegetable shortening to grease the pan (copha) which I found worked a treat. I just put heaps on and then dusted with flour and it came out pretty easily.

    Good luck!

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    Default HELP!! Dolly Varden Cakes

    Yes it's important to take the cake out of the tin about 10min after it's put of the oven.

    Greasing/flouring the tin is a good tip as pp mentioned.

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    Insert a LOT of swear words starting with F. It sunk again. I tried cooking it at 150 for nearly 2 hours and the stupid thing has sunk on me again.

    Going to try the boiled cake (thanks for the recipe Missie Mack) and if that flops, I'll be in the corner with a bottle of wine quietly sobbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Californication View Post
    Insert a LOT of swear words starting with F. It sunk again. I tried cooking it at 150 for nearly 2 hours and the stupid thing has sunk on me again.

    Going to try the boiled cake (thanks for the recipe Missie Mack) and if that flops, I'll be in the corner with a bottle of wine quietly sobbing.

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    It worked!!!! Yippeeeeee!! Should have listened to Missie Mack in thr first place

    And thanks for the hugs Anewme. I needed them!

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    Thank god for this thread! I am due to make my first Dolly Varden cake with a cake tin this Thursday and I am so glad for the hints!!

    MM- When you say a boiled chocolate cake, do you mean when you boil the ingredients on the stove top then whisk in the flour?

    Also, I have bought a normal Barbie doll to use in mine. Do you just push her in when the cake has cooled or does it tend to split the cake? I am having a test run before I make the real deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquillah View Post
    Thank god for this thread! I am due to make my first Dolly Varden cake with a cake tin this Thursday and I am so glad for the hints!!

    MM- When you say a boiled chocolate cake, do you mean when you boil the ingredients on the stove top then whisk in the flour?

    Also, I have bought a normal Barbie doll to use in mine. Do you just push her in when the cake has cooled or does it tend to split the cake? I am having a test run before I make the real deal.
    The recipe I used was that method. It was quite nice. I think the difference is it goes into the tin hot.

    I also just used butter and baking paper to line the tin and it slid out easy. It's a bit tricky to line, but I jut cut slits in the bottom and overlapped them using butter to make the paper stick to itself.

    And don't open the oven until you can smell cooked cake!!!! Or you'll end up with a volcano if my experience is anything to go by

    With the doll, you can just take the legs off and push it in according to my tin instructions. Or buy one with a spike. You can get them pretty cheap I think. eBay ones weren't expensive when I was looking for the tin.

    Hope you have an easier time of it than I did!!


 

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