scoobam Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 6:53pm
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Hey everyone!!

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. icon_lol.gif

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!! icon_smile.gif I am thinking it has to be bigger than the wonder mold and I will be using a full size barbie.

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. icon_lol.gif

T

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tastycakes Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 7:14pm
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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!

peacockplace Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 7:20pm
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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.

JennT Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 9:46pm
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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.

twindees Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 9:53pm
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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.

Good Luck, thumbs_up.gif

scoobam Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 12:51am
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Thanks everyone!!! icon_smile.gif

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. princess.gif

cakegal Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 2:01pm
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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..
cakegal

mommymarilyn Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 2:46pm
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I'm interested too to see if that works - can't wait to hear back from you - let us know! thumbs_up.gif

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