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Old 04-16-2011, 04:01 PM   #11
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I always make extra whipped cream just in case I have this problem!

Good thinking!
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Old 04-16-2011, 05:01 PM   #12
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Flip it over on to the plate and use a hand held torch to heat the pan.

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Old 04-16-2011, 05:19 PM   #13
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Flip it over on to the plate and use a hand held torch to heat the pan.

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Now that is really a bright idea
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Old 04-16-2011, 05:38 PM   #14
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Flip it over on to the plate and use a hand held torch to heat the pan.

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That may cause the cake to split and have the top half drop onto the serving plate and the pineapple half stay stuck to the pan.
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Old 04-16-2011, 05:48 PM   #15
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That may cause the cake to split and have the top half drop onto the serving plate and the pineapple half stay stuck to the pan.
Maybe if you don't have the common sense to move the torch around.

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Old 04-16-2011, 06:28 PM   #16
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Maybe if you don't have the common sense to move the torch around.

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I think you need even heating to prevent it from breaking apart, which you can't get from a torch. Besides, as Taxlady said, a torch or direct flame shouldn't be used on Pyrex!

My experience has been that unless you let it set too long, this isn't a major problem that keeps cropping up while making this kind of cake.
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And not everyone has a torch as common equipment in their kitchen arsenal. I do, however, have a friend with a cutting torch... does that count?

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I think you need even heating to prevent it from breaking apart, which you can't get from a torch. Besides, as Taxlady said, a torch or direct flame shouldn't be used on Pyrex!

My experience has been that unless you let it set too long, this isn't a major problem that keeps cropping up while making this kind of cake.
Even heating isn't usually a problem for someone that heats metals for welding. Besides, the OP never mentioned a heating issue. Whatever!

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I must have missed the part where Pengyou said the pan was pyrex.

A torch would work fine on a metal pan, so would setting it on the burner--as long as you were careful. If I tried using a pan of hot water, I would undoubtedly slosh water into the cake.

You could also stick it back into the hot oven, if the cake hadn't cooled too much.
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:31 PM   #20
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Maybe if you don't have the common sense to move the torch around.

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The point I was trying to make as that the cake would break when inverted. BEFORE you had the opportunity to soften the sugar.
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