Hey ya'll my grandson's turning 8 and I wanted to surprise him and make him a 3 d minion cake since he's crazy about the minions! Anyway I plan on using 3-6" round pans 2" deep, plus a sports ball pan, what I wanted to know is how much cake mix would I need? How long should I bake for and how should I arrange all the pans in the oven? Please help! Thank you:)
Just put water in each pan and measure it. All 3 6" and one sports ball pan should fit on one shelf in the oven.
I made one a couple of weeks ago. Double batch in 6" x 3 and it was perfect, just rounded off the top edge of top cake.
This chart is useful for standard sized cake pans. For the ball, just measure how much water it holds, as mentioned above, and use somewhere between 1/2 and 2/3 that much.
you can get away with just using 2 - 2" x 6" cakes plus half a ball pan. no dowels needed (just put a bubble tea/milk shake straw straight through the cakes when before icing to give it more stability). you would still be able to get a cute minion cake :)
if you are using 3 - 2"x6" cakes plus a half ball pan, then you would need to put a dowel on the first two 6" cakes, and then place the 6" cake and half ball on a cake board and stack it to the bottom half of the minion cake. you would get more servings this way.
good luck :)
Thanks a lot for all your help ya'll, sorry it took awhile to reply but I'm still trying to get the hang of this dang internet I always have to get one of the grandkids to help me out lol.