has anyone done this? i have to do it for a cake i want to do but not sure how it works... can i just use any stainless steel bowl in the oven?
just like baking in anything else. (or in this case a wondermold on steroids! )
fill half to 2/3 (may wish to measure bowl capacity in advance to be sure you make/use right amount of batter)
use heating core (due to depth and amount of batter)
may wish to bake lower (325) to be sure it cooks evenly.
stainless steel bowl is sturdier than flimsy stamped aluminum pan -- so no problem there.
put on a cookie sheet in case of over flow in the oven! Trust me it's a nasty mess after it bubbles over!
I just recently baked a cake in my stainless steel bowl. I wanted a rounded top for my cheeseburger cake. I used a flower nail and baked my cake at 325 degrees. I will be doing this again next week to make another cheeseburger cake. I will use my bigger bowl though. I used the 8" bowl and I needed a bigger "top bun".
I have a set of 8 bowls that my MIL got me for my birthday and they are stoneware that is safe for baking, freezing and just about anything! They are contoured on top so I have just been waiting to use them.....but a cheeseburger might just do the trick.....thanks for a thought!
What a dolt I am! I never thought of using my stainless steel bowls!! I have a whole set I got for my last birthday... Thanks for the post!
Pyrex bowls work well, too!
I used to have one lonely pyrex bowl and I'd use that, but I broke it... Then I got that stainless set this year. Yay, more converted cake toys!!!
Can anyone tell me...do you need to use a flower nail? I am going to bake in a bowl for the first time next week...6 cup pyrex.
I've done small bowls without the nail and they were fine. But when I've done bigger ones, I use the flower nail just to be safe. I also (but this is with every cake now) bake them at 300 degrees and just keep a good eye on them. HTH
Thanks Lynda. I've been doing that too. In the apartment I rent the oven temp is about 25 deg hotter than it says!