I need to make a stanley cup wedding cake and my issue is how to make the bowl for the top of the cake any suggestions?
You can bake cake batter is a bowl, stainless steel or glass that will take the heat. Use a flower nail in the bottom so the interior of the cake is baked as well as the outer part.
Or you could put several layers of cake together, carve the shape with the rounded side up, then turn it over and put it on the cake.
Or you could use a combination of the two. Bake the rounded part in a bowl but not terribly deep. Then make a couple of layers to that. Put the two together and carve as necessary.