Help! Can I Bake A Cake In A Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl?

Decorating By babyblue113 Updated 24 Apr 2008 , 1:47pm by tcturtleshell

babyblue113 Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 6:39pm
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I have to do a FULL basketball cake, meaning no half ball cake, this cake needs to serve 30-35 people. I have the Wilton soccer ball pan but this won't make enough servings. I have a large round mixing bowl and was thinking about using that to make two cakes (to form a full basketball)....what do you think. Can I do this?

Any tips or advice???

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kakeladi Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 8:53pm
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icon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gif Why not?? icon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gif
OR could you put that sports ball on another round to provide the extra servings needed.
Edited to say: make that extra cake a sheet decorated like a basketball courticon_smile.gif

DecoratingDingbat Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 10:01pm
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Sure you can!! I've baked in my glass bowls, casserole dishes, jars and even the stainless steel attachment to the blender. Go for it, and you'll start looking at everything differently and in terms of baking a cake in it - LOL! Don't forget the heating core though.....

DecoratingDingbat Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 10:01pm
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Sure you can!! I've baked in my glass bowls, casserole dishes, jars and even the stainless steel attachment to the blender. Go for it, and you'll start looking at everything differently and in terms of baking a cake in it - LOL! Don't forget the heating core though.....

Erdica Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 10:22pm
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I am attempting this in a couple weeks for a cake I am doing for my church. I think it will be a fun and interesting experience.

GL!

babyblue113 Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 1:29am
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Thanks everybody!!

But I don't have a heating core....is that absolutely necessary?

Auryn Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 1:59am
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great idea
what would you use for a heating core though??

tcturtleshell Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 2:08am
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I've baked cakes in my KA mixing bowl, pyrex bowl, soup cans, tomato paste cans etc, etc. It can be done! If you don't want to bake the cake like that you could just bake a few round cakes & carve them it into a basketball.

PS.. I have never used any heating core/conductor when I bake in my mixing bowl icon_smile.gif

Misdawn Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 2:11am
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I use my stainless steel bowls all the time. On the larger ones I just use an inverted flower nail instead of a heating core, and I only fill the bowl about halfway with batter.

Doug Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 2:13am
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2 soccer ball cakes AND

at least one round layer in between the two soccer ball cakes to build it out to a truer round shape. you will have to shape the round to match the curve of the soccer ball parts.

veronica720 Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 2:14am
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I have baked in my glass mixing bowls and my small bowls that came with dish set, both without a heating core and the cakes came out perfect.

babyblue113 Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 12:22pm
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Update: I baked a cake in my stainless steel mixing bowl last night, it came out perfect. I lowered the temperature to 325 instead of 350 but I had to bake it for about an hour, but it came out fine. No heating core needed.

I'm actually going to use 2 soccer ball halves with my mixing bowl cake in between as kakeladi and Doug have suggested, for the extra servings and shape it from there.

Thanks everyone for all of your tips!!

tcturtleshell Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 1:47pm
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Glad it all worked out! icon_smile.gif

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