I got my VERY first cake order. WOOHOO Of course it's on short notice... a Cinderella stand up cake for Saturday. I am freaking out just a tad.
Anyway, I have been furiously reading all the stand up doll posts on here and they were so helpful.
I went to my kitchen and my kitchenaid bowl caught my eye (4.5 quart)... I thought... what a great dress!!
I searched online and found one lady who has done this sucessfully with a great cake and no harm to the bowl... but I would feel much better knowing that someone here on CC has done it.
Anyone baked a cake in their kitchenaid bowl before???
Oh and I am thinking I would need more than a flower nail, huh?? Would buying the heating core work?
Thanks so much... and if anyone wants to give any tips on a cinderella they've made I'm all ears. It will be buttercream... she doesn't want fondant and good thing since I just started course 3 last night.
I don't see why it would harm the bowl. I bake in everything around here, cereal bowls are great for little hills, big mixing bowls make a nice humpty dumpty head, a small bear pan makes a good pig snout....don't get me going.
If you are making a full size barbie just make sure you use enough batter to make a nice high cake, or bake a 1 layer round about the size or your bowl to go under her. Wrap Barbie well with Saran, little girls don't like to see Barnie all mucky!
I think it's too deep for the heating core, but I've read about using tinfoil smushed into a snake. You could make it long enough to go from botttom to the top.
I have a big stainless steel bowl about the same size as a KA mixer bowl & have baked in it with great results. I didn't have a heating core, so I just set my oven at about 315 degrees and let it cook slowly. It rose fine, up to about 1/4 inch from the rim of the bowl. But I like the idea of baking 1 round layer to use as a base, especially since you're using a real barbie.
You just gave me an idea. i don't see why it would work. You know, just try it and then we all here at CC will know.
I think I am going to try it.. I like the tinfoil idea.
I went out and got the wonder mold tonight just in case... I think I am going to make a practice one in the KA bowl and see what happens.
I planned on having a 10in round under in not to continue the dress.. for a little pedestal I guess and to have a place to write Happy Bday.
I will let you know how it comes out.
My sister told me one time she saw on Martha Stewart's show, she did a doll cake, and she used 2 bunt cakes stacked for the dress....."Already pre folded for the dress folds"...lol...
I haven't tried it...but next doll cake will get the bunt cake dress...
Good luck....and let us know how it turns out..
I'm interested too to see if that works - can't wait to hear back from you - let us know!