How to prevent doming with a character cake
I just baked a test cake using a silicone cake pan in the shape of a Lego man and it domed like crazy. Any of the tricks to prevent doming I can find online assume that your cake pan is round. Any thoughts? The pan is the one that is available through Lego itself and it seems to be pretty high quality/thick if that is relevant to any suggestions anyone has. I will use the pan again in two weeks for a 7 year old's birthday and I'd like the cake to be even next time.
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I did, however, get to use the pan again for the three year old's birthday a month later. This time I used a different recipe (a thick-battered Martha Stewart banana cake as opposed to the chocolate one I used the first time). Knowing what happened before I pushed as much of the cake into the extremities and out of the centre, dropped the temperature of the oven, and extended the cook time. It came out pretty good!
Thank you again for all of your tips and tricks :)
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I searched Lego cake pans and there are videos, recipes and tips.
Betty Crocker has an easy Lego cake without using a special pan.
Good luck! BB
Maybe try to MacGyver that by putting a weighted quarter sheet pan on top of the filled Lego pan.
That might give you a level top wirhout gaving to trim.
If they don't have any that are published, perhaps you can contact their customer service for advice. ;o)
Berrybaby - I tried that, no dice. He looked like the Lego hunchback of Notre Dame when he came out :p
It's a good thing I only need to impress the 7 and under set with my cake making skills :p
Would you be able to wrap a towel or cloth around the outside and secure it with metal paperclips?
#1 & #2 seems to be what you want to try. I'm a little skeptical about #3, but worth a try too.
Thank-you for the suggestion :)