So I am making my son a birthday cake, his party is this Saturday, now I am planning on doing a 1/4 to a 1/2 sheet cake not sure which size yet, then on top I am going to use the Wilton Soccer Ball pan to make a half soccer ball. Now I wanted to test out the Soccer Ball pan to see how long it would take to make the cake and just to make sure things went smoothly. So last night I went ahead and made a cake, I used a regular box cake mix,(when I make cakes from scratch they turn out extremely heavy feeling and have a taste of baking powder,soda or flour) anyways I followed the cake box directions to a T. Well 20 minutes later the top of the cake was dark brown not burnt but dark and crispy, and 2 hours later the cake was done. Well when I cut off that dark brown part I noticed that the center of the cake looked "gummy", it was done but seemed very off, it also seems heavy. It has a good taste but I am not liking the texture at all. What went wrong? Should I cook it at a lower temp. ( I baked this one at 350). But if I do that won't it take even longer to make. Please any suggestions on how to make this cake turn out right, his party is Saturday and I plan to make the soccer ball part tomorrow, especially since it takes hours to bake. Thank you everyone in advance!!!
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4/26/12 at 2:55pm