Hi everyone I'll be making a baby bump pregnancy cake next weekend for a friend. I have a giant Pyrex bowl to make the tummy, but I need help finding something to bake her boobies in. She said she wants them to look exactly like hers big and round lol. If anyone could please lmk what they use and where I could purchase it I would really appreciate it!!!
Wilton makes a couple of half ball pans.
Hi guys thanks for your quick responses! I actually have knock off half ball pans that I bought from eBay, my issue with those is that it sticks in the pan and I have a terrible time trying to get the cake out:( how do you grease yours? And how long do you typically bake for? Thank you again!:)
I normally use one of my rectangular high pans with slightly angled sides (how do you call them? Lol) and carve the boobs.
Hmm not sure lol...a loaf pan maybe?
Loaf pan...yes! Anyway, I carve normally the belly from 2 round cakes and the boobs from a loaf pan. But proportionwise it looks better to make the belly significantly bigger than the boobs because otherwise it looks disproportionate.
To help you get the cake out of the half-ball pans, try using pan grease and parchment...both.
I found a recipe for pan grease somewhere years ago and use it all the time. Take equal parts shortening (like Crisco), flour and vegetable oil. I first mix the shortening and flour together to get it smooth, then slowly drizzle in the oil with the mixer running. Hand mixer is fine. I use 1C - 1C - 1C of each and store it in the fridge.
To use it, stir it up if it's separated a bit - but using the method above seems to keep mine emulsified. Then plop a bit in the pans and spread around with a pastry brush. THEN parchment, THEN brush on a bit more pan grease to press it into the pan nicely.
For a ball pan, grease generously then use 2-3 strips of parchment that come up a bit over the edge of the pan. Criss-cross them and brush pan grease to press the strips to the pan. You don't get 100% coverage, but with the pan grease on the pan itself, plus the bit of parchment gives you a chance. Run a knife around the top edge before you try to remove as well.
Here is one of my baby belly cakes...I used small aluminum bowls :) had 2 of the same size