Ball Shaped Cakes

by Tanis mould
(Fort Nelson BC)

I want to make a cake in a bowl...to make it the shape of half of a ball. I think that I can use a Pyrex bowl. How long do I cook it for? Does the bowl have to be full to bake it? Do I spray the bowl with PAM cooking spray? Will the cake come out of the bowl easily?

How do I ice the cake so that the layer is smooth?

I hope you can help! My baby turns one in 4 days!

Thanks!

Tanis

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Jul 01, 2009
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Ball cake in Pyrex bowl
by: Maggie

As previous commented, spray bowl and you can dust with about 2 T. flour, remove excess flour. Waxed paper is not needed in the bowl, I've never had a problem with it releasing. You will, as stated by previous comment, need to bake this for awhile longer, time depends on the size of the pryex bowl. Do as previous commented, test with a wooden skewer for doneness,every 5 minutes once cake is almost done. Good luck, and enjoy!

Jun 26, 2009
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Bowl Cakes
by: Anonymous

Hi Tanis,

A Pyrex bowl is fine for baking a half ball cake. Here's a few tips:

Spray the inside well with non-stick spray and cut a circle of parchment or wax paper to fit the bottom and up the sides a little (cut about a 8" circle and snip all around, leaving a circle about 4" uncut in the center).

Don't fill the bowl more than 2/3 full, or you'll have cake all over the bottom of your oven (trust me...lol)

It will take quite a while to bake. Don't even begin checking until 45 minutes have passed, and then about every 10 minutes or so until done. Use a bamboo skewer to test the cake, so you can test all the way to the bottom.

Good luck.

Regards,
Michelle (editor)

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