Mixing Bowl Cake

Decorating By neiceycragg Updated 8 Jun 2008 , 4:03am by neiceycragg

neiceycragg Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 3:47am
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I want to make a monkey cake for my sons birthday, and was hoping to make the head by making the cake in a mixing bowl. What temperature do I cook the cake and for how long? Is glass better than the metal bowls?
I am open to other suggestions as well. I really dont want to use a cake pan shaped like a monkeys head, i wanted to do something a little different.

The round cake is supposed to be the monkeys head and then I was going to use a cupcake cut in half for the ears. Has anyone else done this?

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gr8_seamstress Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 4:57am
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Have you seen those ball shaped pans? I would think the baking temp & time should be about the same.

mommyle Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 5:05am
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What about using the stand up cuddly teddy bear pan? You could carve it to be more monkey-like.

7yyrt Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 5:23am
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sugarplumfairycanada Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 5:23am
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I made a monkey cake once, I made the one called The Monkeys in the Middle from the wilton website. It was fun, challenging and the client I made if for still talks about it years later. It used the mini teddybear stand up cake pan. I've also baked in enamel bowls to get a round shape but I lowered the temp 25 degrees and greased and floured the pan.

neiceycragg Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 7:05am
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yahooooo thats exactly what i want is the monkey picture that was posted. thank you.

SpringFlour Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 7:53am
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I've baked in a typical Pyrex glass bowl at 325 degrees (for the hamburger cake in my photos). Pyrex is oven safe, even at higher temps, but I didn't want to overbake the edges, so I baked it at 325. Worked great!

neiceycragg Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 1:54am
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did you use a boxed mix or a homemade cake? I dont want to make the banana cake that martha stewart used. Did you spray the sides of the bowl and flour?

SpringFlour Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 4:31am
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I used a doctored cake mix. And yes, I greased and floured the bowl.

neiceycragg Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 5:20am
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thank you very much, i cant wait to make it tomorrow.

neiceycragg Posted 8 Jun 2008 , 4:03am
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i made the cake and it turned out pretty well except i had a really hard time keeping the ears on. The cupcakes were way too soft and just crumbled when i put them on the cake. my hubby finally went to the store and bought other cupcakes that weren't so soft. kinda funny now, but not when i was making it.

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