Saturday, July 5, 2014

Gone Reading Book Shaped Pan Review & Gift card Giveaway


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I have been admiring book cakes for some time and was looking forward to making one into a bible for my daughter's First Communion next year. So, I was really excited to get the opportunity to try out a Book-Shaped Cake Pan from Gone Reading, a site dedicated to selling tons of great gift ideas for people who love a good book. The Wilton Book-Shaped Cake Pan is approximately 16″ wide x 12″ tall x 2-1/2″ deep and takes three cake mixes. It also includes decorating instructions.



Review: The possibilities with this cake pan are truly endless. Cake ideas include creating a yearbook for a graduate, a bible for a communion or confirmation, a children's book for a baby shower, or a illustrations from a favorite book for a birthday.  We love the Harry Potter series so I decided it would be fun to make a cake that represents Tom Riddle's diary from The Chamber of Secrets.




The cake was quite large (about 1/2 sheet). I did have a bit of difficulty with the pan. Despite really greasing it well, I either left the cake in the pan too long after cooling or the pan does not do to well with very moist cakes because it crumbled quite a bit when I tried to remove it. I was able to piece most of it back together nicely with some help of frosting. 


Besides having more crumbs show than I would have liked due to the crumbling, the final cake did turn out good considering I was only making this cake to test out the pan. I used a whipped frosting but would probably suggest using fondant or a buttercream to achieve a bit more definition. 



It was a nice test run with the pan and I look forward to making my daughter's First Communion cake with it next year!

Buy it here: You can purchase the Book-Shaped Cake Pan from Gone Reading for $22.99.

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21 comments:

Marnie Ward said...
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Marnie Ward said...

I would make a Coconut Cake with Lemon filling with the theme of Charlotte's Web. Charlotte's Web is my 11 year old daughters favorite book. I would surprise her with this cake and make it for her 12th birthday.

Marnie Ward said...

I would make a Coconut Cake with Lemon filling with the theme of Charlotte's Web. Charlotte's Web is my 11 year old daughters favorite book. I would surprise her with this cake and make it for her 12th birthday.

clc408 said...

I love your Harry Potter cake and would make one for my nephew. He loves the series.

Rachel Murphy said...

A Bible cake

Becoming Domestic said...

I would make a cake for my bible study group or a kids birthday party!

kim burnett said...

I would make a Cinderella themed cake!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

this would be too cute- i like your HP idea. I'd have some kind of book-themed party and make a cake that fits, like an HP party, or a Hunger Games party.

Mer said...

I'm responsible for cake for a friend's upcoming babyshower and this would be so perfect! I'd do a book of nursery rhymes.

Sylvia said...

I would make a "bubble guppies" book since that is my son's favorite show. :)

livesimply1111 said...

I would make a Frozen theme cake.

chickie717 said...

I think it would be a pineapple bible cake.

Barrie Mac said...

I would make a chocolate mayonnaise cake with white frosting to celebrate my reading 100 books (almost there).

jenn huey said...

I would do a baby name book for my daughters baby shower

Sherry said...

I would make a paranormal book cake it would be a chocolate cake.

CarterFamilyof9 said...

I think I would make a fairytale storybook birthday cake for a fairytale themed birthday for one of my kids --Heather McKenzie Carter

Rebecca Parsons said...

I would make a through the years book cake.

Sioux City Sue said...

I would make a cake with musical notes on it that looked like sheet music for my daughter, the pianist. I

lgothard said...

I would make a German chocolate cake

trixx said...

This would be great for graduation cakes!

Trisha McKee said...

I would make a chocolate pudding cake