I'd like to bake a dome cake but don't have a dome pan...or know where to find one. Do I need a dome pan or can I just use a pyrex bowl?? I want to bake one that I'll split & fill with chocolate mousse & cover with a thick ganache frosting. Only, I have nothing to bake it in. I've searched MANY websites & haven't found one yet. Any ideas?? Thank You.
Are you just meaning a semi-circular cake? Can't you just bake it in a regular stainless steel bowl? I've even heard of people baking in their KitchenAid bowl in a pinch.
You can bake in an oven-safe glass bowl too, like the Pyrex or Anchor Hocking ones.
Thank You for the ideas. I'll try them for sure. The cake I'll be making is the shape of a bombe cake or a zuccotto cake. If I figured this right, a single cake recipe will fit a 2 qt. bowl, so I'll need to double it for a 4 qt. bowl...???Right??? Any ideas on temp. & length of baking time? Again, thanks!!
I don't know about baking that much batter at one time. I've done the 2 quart bowl with one recipe of cake batter in it and had trouble getting the middle to cook all the way. I've got a Debbie Brown book where most of the cakes are baked in bowls (It's 50 Easy Party Cakes). I can look and see what the most batter she uses in one bowl is and what the baking directions are for it...but my book is in a box under all my other moving boxes, so I'll have to wait until my husband's home from work and make him dig it out
Thanks for the reply and the info. After reading it I realize you are right. A 2 qt. would be best. Once cut & filled & frosted it would be the size I'm imagining. I'm trying to duplicate the cake served at Maggianno's restaurant, their chocolate zuccotto cake. I'm open to all suggestions. Thanks!