I just used my Silverwood 5" ball pan for the first time and followed the instructions using the recipe for the sponge cake on the box.
It's 4 oz sugar, flour, & butter, 1 tsp baking powder.
The instructions tell you to bake for so long then rotate and bake some more. This is at 200C which is 400F by a list I found but the actual conversion is 392F. I think it's too hot no matter what? I didn't use the convection on my oven either. Anyway it cooked too much and didn't rise enough. I got one perfect half with a very dark crust and the other half rose about 1" sort of and was a bit burned on the edge and perfect colour on the peak.
So I cut the top off and ate it. It was excellent. Now I'd really like to make a perfect sphere.
Could someone please give me some advice? Thanks, Lorrie
Definitely turn the heat down. 325F.
Thanks Leah, I knew it had to be too hot but I figured I should go with the instructions the first time. If I have to I'll put two halves together. Lorrie
If you have your cooker manual follow the temps given in that.
Don't forget to lower the temps by 10-20 degrees for fan assisted ovens and bake on a lower shelf.
I bake in my fan oven at 170C for sponges and airy cakes and around 150C for heavier creamed cakes like a maderia. HTH.
my old oven used to have both C &F on it but now I just have F. And the top of it is gas but not the actual oven so I don't have gas marks.
I ended up using 325F and rotating it after 25 min and that seemed to work. I did increase the batter a bit. I used an extra ounce of everything.
How the heck do people cover those balls of cake in fondant? Mine looks pretty good, but it's not perfect by any means.
love your avatar banba- it reminds me of my sister when she was small. Well, except my sister had horns.
Well, it's done. http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-gallery_display_1264123.html just in case anyone wants to take a peek. I'm definately using this pan again.