I am a bit of a novice at making novelty cakes. I can turn my hand to a mean banana cake or even a vanilla and chocolate marble loaf, but the art of decoration has always alluded me. Even twirly cupcake frosting, which seems so simple in my head, turns out a bit more like something a dog would leave on the pavement.
So when I got the chance to try out a giant biscuit mold from MoldyFun, I was a little nervous. Were my baking skills really up to the task of making a giant Oreo cake? Especially to match up to the expectations of my two children, who like to spend aaaages checking out the birthday cakes in the supermarket.
The premise is pretty simple, the mold itself is made of silicone, so it’s much easier to use than a tin. Plus it comes in a hot pink colour, which was an instant win.
The cake making process, with two added helpers, was fairly stress free (barring an egg on the floor). I was using a new recipe and decided to make one large cake in the mold, which needed longer to bake than the two sandwich cakes in the recipe.
I left the cake to cool in the mold, as suggested by the recipe, and it was no trouble at all to get it out of the mold. I put the cooling rack on top and turned the whole thing over, job done! There was no sticking at all and the pattern on the top was lovely and deep and very well defined. I did have to stop my kids poking it though!
Once the cake had cooled, I sliced it across the middle and filled it with buttercream. Not strictly loyal to the colouring of an actual Oreo biscuit but I didn’t think my children would have like cream cheese frosting!
It was a super easy process to use the mold and the results are brilliant. It’s a great way to get fancy results without a lot of effort, plus you can use it again and again!
If an Oreo isn’t your thing, you can also choose from custard cream, party ring, bourbon, Jammie Dodger molds or even brave a KitKat! Moldy Fun sell a range of other mold types, for chocolate, mini cakes, jelly or ice, or try them out with soap or resin for crafting. They have a great range of Easter molds, for making your own eggs and other treats.
*We were gifted a silicone mold in exchange for an unbiased review.