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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Cake in a Can

I made this cake for Margaret, my Dad's wonderful Wholesale Account Customer Service Representative. She retired yesterday after a long career at SAS Shoes in San Antonio.  This was a really big deal, so I wanted to do something really special for Margaret. I didn't want to send cookies because I've been sending cookies to the Wholesale Account room for a few years. I thought about a cake, but how do you ship a pretty cake?   Well, I saw this cake in a can idea over on A. Party Style blog and thought I would give it a shot.

I bought a large tin at Michaels. They are over by the gift wrap at my store. I used my favorite pound cake recipe and it turend out to be the perfect size.  I baked it as normal in the oven.  I let it cool completely and started work on the fondant disk.  I used Duff's buttercream fondant.  It was very easy to work with and tasted pretty good too!  Once I had my fondant layer complete, I frosted the pound cake with some butter cream and laid the fondant disk on top. 

I let the cake sit out overnight and then packaged it up for its trip to San Antonio.  I put a piece of wax paper on top of the fondant and then a piece of bubble wrap on top of that and then put the lid on.  I didn't want the cake to get smooshed in case it moved.  I put the cake in a 13x13 box and packed the corners full.  When I was done, I heard absolutely no movement. 

Margaret loved the cake.  She said it arrived in  perfect condition.  Nothing was damaged.  I was SO relieved!!!  I am already keeping my eye out for some good Christmas tins.  I can't wait to experiment with this more!

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  1. I just love that idea! :) I will have to watch for Christmas tins too and use this with hubby's clients. We normally send tins filled with candy but this would be even better!

  2. Wow, looks beautiful. Very creative and brilliant idea! Will keep this in mind! Thanks a bunch for sharing this!

  3. I've never heard of cake in a can! That's very cool. Yours turned out lovely.

  4. I LOVE it! What a great idea!

  5. Cute idea! I didn't know you could cook in those things.

  6. Gorgeous cake Stephanie, I am duly impressed!

  7. What a cool idea. I've had friends that aren't local ask me to send cakes/cupcakes, and I knew they wouldn't arrive in good shape. I'll have to try this?!?!

  8. What a great idea! Even better that it arrived safely and she loved it. :) I'll have to try this soon!
    The cake turned out beautiful too!

  9. What a cute idea to make a cake in a tin as a gift. I agree - great holiday gifts to give to people. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. What a great idea! And it turned out so pretty.


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