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CAKE-MAKING EQUIPMENT

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I tried to post this already and don't think it went through, but I apologize if it appears twice.

Years ago I purchased a rather pricey bottomless ring for cakes made of heavy density stainless steel. I put it away and just discovered it. What is its purpose? I think it had something to do with Frosting but what?

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  1. It's just a different version of a pan:
    This site has many and gives a decent description of their use:
    http://www.cheftools.com/Cake-Rings/d...

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    1. re: splatgirl

      Thanks so much - that was very helpful and the site is one that I will use.

    2. The bottomless ring makes it much easier to handle the cake when it's done because, unlike cake pans with bottoms in them, the cake can't stick to the bottom of a pan and become torn. Reduces the "repair" task time. Just pop your ring onto a piece of parchment paper, fill with batter and bake. It's a beautiful thing.

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      1. re: todao

        Thank you - that makes sense and Babette Feast's answer refreshed my memory as to why I bought it in the first place.

      2. AKA an entremet ring, good for layered mousse cake type desserts. You can assemble various soft layers, level the top, chill to set, the slide the ring off.

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        1. re: babette feasts

          Oh thank you - and now I remember why i bought it- guess i will have to try it out.