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Apr 4, 2013 05:37 AM

Savory cake

My boyfriends birthday is coming up and I wan to make him a cake, however, he hates sweet stuff, so I want to make something savory. I've decided a pie would probably be the best idea, but I want it to still look birthday cake like, ideally i'd like to make a motorbike shaped cake using this cake mould.

Has anyone every tried baking a pie in a cake mould like this? Does it retain it's shape? Does it look like it was intended to?

I was also going to try and colour the pastry with food colouring, again to make it look more like a cake. Any advice would be most appreciated

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  1. Dorie Greenpan's Cheddar and Chive Quickbread is a great, light savory pastry that bakes well in moulds. I did it in a Heritage Bundt and it was absolutely gorgeous. In that tin, it would come out looking like a medium-brown cake, so he wouldn't know what it was until you cut into it. For extra oomph, you could grate a little apple in to make it more moist.

    1. I think pastry will collapse under its own weight when you unmold it, leaving you with an unfortunate-looking heap.

      I think Sarina's idea is good, or there are several tasty-sounding versions here: