AI baked or am still baking it and its a disaster!!! What is the trick with this pan?? Thanks in advance!
Those round ball pans or the football pan or the giant cupcake pan are all PITA! You need to put a flower nail ( metal ) in the middle to help conduct heat to center so it will cook evenly.
or if there is a small round core you can put in to help cook it. ( I know I am not putting an accurate description to that).. That's why a lot of cakes go in an angel food type pan... because the center would never cook.
Basically these pans are shaped in such a way the outside is cooked but middle doesn't cook enough so you have burnt /crispy outer part and barely cooked inner.
AI have a giant cupcake tin and use it successfully as is. However, trying to cook a gluten free mix in it is proving to be a bit of a problem, it's starting to rise then just imploding and leaving a big hole in the middle. At the risk of sounding stupid, what's PITA and do you mean a flower nail as in what you pipe buttercream roses on Sewsugarqueen?
APITA - pain in the a$$ Flower nail - yes, the one we use to make buttercream roses with :)
I have a wilton wonder mold (doll cake pan) and it comes with a heating rod. I use that as well when i bake in my giant cupcake pan or ball pan as it is longer than the flower nail..
Sorry was away and couldn't explain.. So glad someone else did for me. Hope it works.