Hi everyone. I haven't been on in a while, but I have a quick question. I am sure it is on the board somewhere, but I have not found my answer.
I use a basic Betty Crocker batter for all of my cakes. I have never done a stand-up cake, but have to bake one today - a last minute order. What should I change to make it stable for a sports ball pan? I am doing a tea pot cake.
Thanks in advance!
I didn't need to do anything special for a sports ball. I use Duncan Hines and replace the water with milk. It worked fine.
what exactly is a "stand up" cake??
When I used the sports ball pan I used devils food cake mix because it was supposed to be denser and it held up well (made the death star from star wars for DH). I also use this recipie I was given by another CC poster to make a denser white cake:
3 egg whites
1 whole egg
1 small box instant pudding(vanilla or white chocolate)
1/2 c. oil
1 1/4 c. water or milk
It was a great tasting cake
I would love to see a pic when you are done. I would like to make a teapot for my husband's grandma.
Jennifer-a stand up cake is a 3-D cake, like the sports ball pan will make really cute baseballs, basketballs, etc the are perfectly round and 3-D. Also you can find stand-up bear pans, trains, lambs, all kinds of cute things! Check this out. You'll see some of the pans.
ok....should've figured that one out on my own!! lol So this is probably what someone means when at the bottom of the recipe they add things like: "Stands up well", etc.
I've got lots of different pans that I bought off ebay....it was 14 different pans in one auction and I only paid like $27.00, shipping and all!! But I haven't used any yet....need to give it a shot.
Thanks for the info!!
Dodibug - I am going to try the recipe you posted. I will definitely let you know how it turns out!
Thanks a bunch!
I forgot to add you can also add a tsp of almond flavoring to the mix as well. I didn't but that's only because I'm not a huge almond fan!
You can reduce the amount of oil. I have a wilton ball pan and in the instructions it says to reduce the oil to 1 tablespoon. I wasn't so sure so I just cut the amount that it asked for from cake directions in half. You can pull instructions for the cake pans off here I think.
Someone told me to add a box of instant pudding mix to the cake mix, so that's what I did when I made the 3D ball cake and it worked just fine.
southerncake....I'm not sure if you've already started, but this cake is fantastic! As a matter of fact I don't know if I'm ever usin' anything else!
Ooohh, I'm going to have to try that one also!
dodibug ---- i hope you like it
I need to do a cake like this tonight. I'm doing a doll cake in the Wilton Wonder mold. This may be a stupid question but in the recipe posted it says box mix and also 1 box of pudding. Is that in addtion to the pudding that's already in the box mix? Like if I use Duncan Hines chocolate with pudding do I add another box of pudding??
Great recipe, I'm trying it right now! Thanks!
I know this off topic but I just had to say that I love your avitar.