Barbie Cake Not Cooking In The Middle!!!!!!!!!!

Baking By clarizard Updated 17 Nov 2011 , 10:40am by clarizard

clarizard Posted 15 Nov 2011 , 10:44pm
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Hi all. Wondered if anyone might be able to help me. I recently got a Silverwood Tiffin / Crinoline Lady / Barbie cake tin, approximately 16cms height, 20cms dia. base and 5.5cms dia. top. Holds 1800ml. Now this apparently has heat spread technology but i have had the same issue 3 times now while trying to make this cake and it is that even after cooking for an eternity the cake is STILL coming out uncooked in the middle, not only uncooked but deflated!!! I am in despair now as it is my daughters birthday party on sunday and i am still no closer to getting it right. Can anyone suggest a good recipe mix for a cake that would cook well in this tin? If possible with the correct measures? And could anyone give me any ideas as to what is going wrong with my cake up til now?
Thanks in advance

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myslady Posted 15 Nov 2011 , 11:45pm
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Have you tried adding something metal that is food safe to help the middle cook and can be easily removed. Kinda like a flower nail or heating core.

cakegrandma Posted 15 Nov 2011 , 11:51pm
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The Wilton doll cake pan had a long metal piece that goes into the center of the batter to help conduct the heat throughout. I do not know about this particular brand but you definitely need something to help the center of the pan cook as they hold the batter in such an odd shape/. Try using an upside down flower nail or even a heating core. Hope this helps you.

Kiddiekakes Posted 16 Nov 2011 , 1:16am
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I have this same cakepan and had no issues with it when I baked in it....Maybe try a different recipe and bake longer at a lower temp.check every 10 minutes with a toothpick until done..I think my cake took about 1 hour and 25 minutes at 325..If you bake it higher it will burn ontop before the centre cooks.This pan is also not long enough for a standard size Barbie so I baked a 8 inch layer to stick underneath and trimmed it to match the dress.

angelleyes Posted 16 Nov 2011 , 1:55am
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Originally Posted by Kiddiekakes

I have this same cakepan and had no issues with it when I baked in it....Maybe try a different recipe and bake longer at a lower temp.check every 10 minutes with a toothpick until done..I think my cake took about 1 hour and 25 minutes at 325..If you bake it higher it will burn ontop before the centre cooks.This pan is also not long enough for a standard size Barbie so I baked a 8 inch layer to stick underneath and trimmed it to match the dress.




Took the words right out of my mouth.. I have had the same issue.. And I was given some good advice on CC and told to cook it at a slower at a lower temp. I don't know who it was so I can't give credit for... Good luck

ddaigle Posted 16 Nov 2011 , 2:31am
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I bake a 7, 8 & 9" pan for my doll cakes. Before I stack, I take a cutter and cut a hole in the center of each cake so i don't have to dig out cake to insert the doll. I requires a little carving, but it's not hard at all. I know this doesn't solve your issue with your special pan, but I would toss and use separate pans and stack. Good luck!

clarizard Posted 16 Nov 2011 , 9:35am
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Hi all. Thanks for your responses. I am going to go in search of flower nails in a sec and will report back later once i have had another bash at it. I don't actually want to make a doll skirt with it but actually trying to get something that will resemble a strawberry when cooked. (got the idea on here!) Will try all suggestions and report back later. Wish me luck! icon_smile.gif

poohsmomma Posted 16 Nov 2011 , 2:10pm
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I used a 4-cup Pyrex measuring cup to bake in. I used a stainless steel knife that I propped with a wire down through the batter to act a heating core. Worked great. I just looped the wire around the spout of the measuring cup, twisted it in the middle to hold the knife, and then looped it around the handle.

Hope this helps.

clarizard Posted 17 Nov 2011 , 10:40am
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thanks for all the tips. I cooked it lower temp and for a good 1 1/2 hours and used a flower nail and it came out perfect!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you icon_biggrin.gif

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