My Cake Sunk!!

Baking By Chonte Updated 14 Mar 2012 , 8:03pm by Chonte

Chonte Posted 8 Mar 2012 , 11:04pm
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so im making a belly cake for a baby shower. i have a fat daddio hemisphere pan. i baked the cake and the middle sunk!! why does this happen? i have plenty of time to rebake the cake but is the same thing gonna happen again?

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jamiekwebb Posted 8 Mar 2012 , 11:22pm
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sounds like it wasn't done. You may want to put a nail in it. that or carve it

kakeladi Posted 8 Mar 2012 , 11:27pm
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How bad? Is it a little dip or a BIG hole?
I agree - sounds like it wasn't completely baked before you took it out of the oven. And what recipe did you use? Box or scratch? Any chance you have a pic of what i t looks like? That might help us figure out what's going on.

Chonte Posted 9 Mar 2012 , 2:27am
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it was just a box mix. how would you put a nail in a hemisphere pan? im baking another one now with a bake even strip around it so the outside won't cook so fast. this time. sorry i didn't take a picture. but it was a big dip in the center. hopefully the strip will work.. if not then tomorrow i will just bake regular layers and carve it

zoegirl27 Posted 9 Mar 2012 , 5:42am
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Please let me know. I had the same issue. My cake was well done and it sank.

Chonte Posted 9 Mar 2012 , 6:20am
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i used the bake even strip and no sinking!!!

ANDaniels Posted 9 Mar 2012 , 1:19pm
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Originally Posted by Chonte

i used the bake even strip and no sinking!!!

thumbs_up.gif I have come to love those things!

jamiekwebb Posted 9 Mar 2012 , 1:30pm
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I don't have the hemisphere pan but I would imagine taht you do it the same as you would any other pan. Grease the pan and nail, place the nail in the pain (head on the bottom of the pan), hold it still while you pour batter around it and into the pan. When it is done baking the nail head should be on the top of the cake after removing from the pan.

Chonte Posted 10 Mar 2012 , 12:45am
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if you put a nail in the pan there is no flat surface for it to sit on. i feel like the nail would cause a whole in the dome part of the cake

jamiekwebb Posted 10 Mar 2012 , 3:03pm
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Oh, I didn't thank about that... I would probably try a lower temperature for a longer time then... that or stack and carve sheet cakes

Chonte Posted 12 Mar 2012 , 9:40am
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i baked it a a lower temp and i got the dip in it. when i rebaked with the bake even strip it worked out. thanks guys it turned out beautifully!! i don't know how to post a pic here but it' the purple bell cake in my photos icon_smile.gif

Karema Posted 13 Mar 2012 , 3:02am
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Your cake came out beautiful!!! Nice work. How did you make the cupcakes into roses like that? I love how that looks.

Chonte Posted 14 Mar 2012 , 8:03pm
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use a wilton 1M tip or something similar. start in the center of the cupcake and swirl outward

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