Want a New Cake Pan? [UPDATED]

As you know, this past Wednesday was Bakingdom’s 2nd birthday. I chose to take the day for myself, be lazy, and eat lots of sugary joy. I didn’t make a crazy elaborate cake. I didn’t even make a scratch cake…box mix all the way, baby.

But I still made some sweet, girly, happy little cakes to enjoy with lots of hot cocoa, reading, and Downton Abbey watching. Chocolate cake with my favorite buttercream in swirls and dots and stripes of pretty pink, pale yellow, and simple white.

I was absolutely in. love. with my mini tiered bloggie birthday cakes. And I had a fantastic, lazy Darla day, but I usually like to give a little gift away for celebrations.

I got a lot of people asking what pan I used, how I liked it, and whether it worked out good or not.

Well, I used the Chicago Metallic Tiered Cake Pan. I love it. And it worked beautifully. Really.

I sprayed the pan with Pam with Flour, filled the cavities, baked for the recommended time, and voila! Pretty little tiered cakes.

There was only one problem.

I overfilled it. I’m not even gonna lie: I HATE it when I buy a new pan, with an unusual shape, and there are zero instructions on how best to fill it. Seriously cake pan making companies? All pans are not created equal, and there should be at least some inkling of an idea of how much batter to put in it.

So. When I filled this pan, I decided I’d rather have it overfilled than under. At least if it’s overfilled, I can trim it…if it’s under-filled, I’ll just have a wonky-shaped cake.

I had 36 ounces of cake batter, so I divided it between three of the cavities int he pan, leaving room for the cakes to grow. And grow, they did.

In the end, after another run through with more cake mix, I established that 9 to 10 ounces of cake batter is the perfect amount of batter per cavity for this pan.

But, it was super easy to trim these when I overfilled the pan. I used a serrated knife to gently cut the cakes flush with the top of the pan. Easy peasy.

Plus. We got to enjoy a little sneak peek preview of the deliciousness that is Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Cake.

Just look how cute and yummy they are inside, too! Next time, I’m totally filling these with some irresistible treat to make them even better!


Want a new cake pan???

That’s right…I’m giving one of these fantastic little lovelies away. πŸ™‚

And the winner is…

Comment # 309!

Congratulations Holly! Not only do I concur that candy floss cake is flipping delicious, but your comment also really had me laughing! I’ll email you shortly to get shipping details from you.

ItÒ€ℒs easy. Just answer the following question in the comment section below, before 7pm EST on Sunday, January 29th, 2012:

What is your favorite cake flavor?

That’s it! There is no wrong answer, and I can’t wait to see what your favorites are!

This giveaway is open to international readers.

The winner will be chosen randomly at www.random.org and announced Monday, January 30th, 2012.

I will contact the winner, so don’t forget to add your email in the email section!

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  1. Andrea Hale says

    My favorite cake flavor is triple chocolate! It’s a bundt cake that is made with chocoate cake mix, chocolate pudding mix, and chocolate chips. Sooo good, and so rich that it doesn’t even need icing!

    • Morte says

      I make this too, but I also add chocolate liqueur! It’s my second favorite cake X) You know I tried icing it once and it really wasn’t as good, although a drizzle of a raspberry sauce is pretty ok!

  2. Kaynek Young says

    Favorite Cake Flavor: I actually have two. A spice cake with lots of ground cardamon. And the other is a deep chocolate guinness cake. Both are terrific!

  3. says

    Hmmm…this is a tough question. I love margarita cake with lime tequilla buttercream. It is so moist and delicious. But I also rescently made a red velvet with the best Cream Cheese icing. I think I will go with the margarita. Different from the ordinary!

  4. Cyndy says

    My absolute favorite cake flavor…German chocolate. Made from scratch, with that great coconut and pecan icing!!! Thanks Darla!!!

  5. Jen W says

    Chocolate, but not any chocolate, it has to be a family cake recipe we’ve used for many years and a homemade chocolcate frosting! Yummy!

  6. Kelley says

    Carrot cake!

    Still infinitely sad that I had to share my graduation party with my brother. I wanted carrot cake cupcakes with chocolate frosting, but he wanted all strawberry. Ended up with strawberry cupcakes with chocolate frosting. Still good, but alas…what could have been.

  7. says

    My favorite cake flavor is red velvet! Which is weird because for a long time I thought people who liked red velvet were weird… Until I had a really great one (made with Callebaut cocoa really helps!) and ever since then, I’m a changed woman πŸ™‚
    PS. Your blog is adorable!

  8. Megan says

    My favorite is a nice, rich yellow cake!! My mom makes it with a butter/cinnamon/sugar topping that is so simple but so delicious. πŸ™‚

  9. Kaleigh Mc. says

    My Grandmother’s pound cake (with lemon glaze) and carrot cake (with cream cheese frosting) both come in first for me! I’m either craving one or the other πŸ™‚

  10. Audrey Polanco says

    I’m a seasonal cake kinda girl, so thinking through my season of cakes, I must say that I absolutely adore Pineapple Cake. Making Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes is one of my favorites, adding a brown sugar crumble or “injecting” it with a brown sugar cream cheese icing… just delightful <3

  11. says

    Ok, it’s a little bit boring, I know, but Vanilla Bean is my most favorite cake flavor. It goes well with ANY icing πŸ™‚

    p.s: OMG mini tiered cakes!! I would totally do a neapolitan cake if I won.

  12. says

    Hey Darla,

    happy Bakingdom anniversary! πŸ™‚
    Of course I would love to play: my favourite flavor is: chocolate (what else?)!
    If there’s some opportunity for combinations then chocolate with fruits like blackberry or sour cherry.
    Btw keep up the good work I love your site and your works!

  13. says

    Thank you for such a cool cake pan giveaway, Darla! I have always loved reading your blog and just realized now that I wasn’t subscribed to your FB page – so that was easily taken care of just now! πŸ™‚
    My favorite cake flavor is LEMON!! Yumm-o! But chocolate cake comes in a close second!

  14. Valerie says

    Red velvet, as long as it’s homemade with my Mom’s frosting (NOT cream cheese). If it’s a box mix (and yes, they are very yummy, too!) then it’s got to be devil’s food. Love the cake pan!

  15. Andrea says

    Definitely a good-quality vanilla bean. As much of a chocolate fiend as I am (oh, and I am), I really can’t resist a simply smooth super-vanillafied cake!

  16. Mechelle says

    My favourite flavour is actually a Chocolate Irish cream cake that my Mum and I have been making for years. πŸ™‚
    Rather than “frosting” you just add some Irish cream to whipping cream with a little sugar and beat it until it’s a little stiffer than you normally would and frost the cake with that and dust with coco or chocolate shavings.
    It is my favourite to make and to eat! (also my most requested cake!)

  17. Lisa says

    It may sound boring but I like white cake with a dark chocolate frosting. Maybe it reminds me of a vanilla cone dipped in chocolate…maybe simplicity is best….whatever the case, this is my preference!

  18. Saks says

    Chocolate and Vanilla marble cake with light whipped cream frosting…fancied up with fresh strawberries…the best EVER! Congrats on 2 years and thanks for all the tips-you’ve helped me make some very special bday gifts πŸ™‚

  19. Claudia says

    My favorite cake is actually a creation of mine, inspired by one of the recipes from http://www.elanaspantry.com.
    Since I can’t eat sugar or gluten anymore, I took her recipe for gluten free chocolate cupcakes and turned it into a gluten free, sugar free choco-lavender cupcake, with whipped fudge frosting. So delicious!
    Even if I can’t have sugar or regular flour anymore, I love you blog. It’s so pretty, and it gives me inspiration to bake and decorate more desserts, in my own way. πŸ™‚

  20. Holly Schwartz says

    I think my favorite is bakery white cake with whipped buttercream frosting…..although it’s hard to pick a favorite for me because I am very indecisive.

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway opportunity. That pan looks like a lot of fun to use!!

    All the best,
    Holly in Kentucky

  21. NKelsey says

    Mmm, definitely carrot cake with raisins and cream cheese frosting. That was always what my mom baked for my birthday, so not only is it a great flavor all on its own, it has so many good memories!

  22. says

    lemon! oh man, i love lemon desserts πŸ™‚
    this is the cutest cake pan! how did you do the neat decorations on the sides of your mini cakes? they are so pretty!

  23. JessieB says

    Oh! How can I declare a favorite! My favorite cake is the kind that is cake! It all depends on the time of year, the rest of a meal, if there is one, and my general whims. But I suppose if I HAVE to choose, I pick carrot cake with no nuts and a sublime cream cheese frosting πŸ™‚

  24. Cristi Landes says

    Red Velvet! I”m not a real sweet person and while I love to bake and share, I do find Red Velvet one cake I can’t resist…Thanks for all you do. Adore your posts!

  25. says

    I feel like I have so many favorites… in general. probably red velvet with cream cheese frosting. Out of the variety of flavors I’ve played with and have created recipes for, amaretto cream wins. Of course, there’s something to be said about vanilla cake… so light and yummy. πŸ™‚

  26. Miss Monica says

    My favorite cake flavor is the confetti cake! I think it’s because when I cut into the cake and I see all those colors I get so excited and happy, it’s ridiculous! So it’s pretty much just yellow cake with rainbow rain in it but for some reason it tastes so much better than regular yellow cake! <3 <3 <3

  27. Kaiulani Anderson-Andrei says

    My favorite cake flavor is red velvet. I love the way they look, and taste… especially with the cream cheese frosting, mmm.

  28. Tiffany S says

    My favorite cake flavor is chocolate with caramel!
    Who wouldn’t love chocolate and caramel together…though I do have a soft spot for strawberries and vanilla cake….I’m conflicted xD

  29. says

    My favorite… chocolate cake, with vanilla frosting between the layers and chocolate frosting on the outside! It has been referred to around here as “Whoopie Pie Cake” because, well, it looks kind of like a Whoopie Pie when you cut it open…

  30. says

    Just plain old wedding cake (is it called ‘princess cake’?) – you know the super-dense, moist, white cake used in a lot of birthday and wedding cakes. It’s just perfection.

  31. Ashley Digiovanni says

    I love strawberry cake with a lemony cream cheese frosting. Makes me think of spring time sitting out in the sun relaxing with a blissfulness of sweet strawberry lemonade. Love it!

  32. Erika says

    My very favorite cake flavor in the whole world is a perfectly white cake with a lemon Swiss buttercream. Dorie Greenspan does a beautiful one in her Baking cookbook. (Leave the coconut off , please!)

  33. says

    It varies from season to season… autumn, I love pumpkin spice with cream cheese frosting; winter, something with far too much peanut butter and chocolate (’tis the season to overindulge); spring, lavender and lemon; summer, fresh mixed berries in a vanilla cake with fresh cream topping. So much cake love!

  34. sami says

    Poppy seed without the citrus flavoring. Oh My, my 3-1/2 year old niece will love these mini wedding cakes”. Thanks for the opportuntiy

  35. says

    favorite flavor?……kinda depends on my mood, but I guess my go to flavor for just about anything is chocolate/peanut butter, or peanut butter/chocolate depending if I’m in a peanut butter mood or more of a chocolate mood πŸ˜‰

    BTW love your little mini cake, so cute!

  36. says

    My favorite kind of cake is confetti, which I suppose means that I like vanilla/white…but the sprinkles “surely” make it taste better than just plain ole’ vanilla!

  37. Tawnya Bates says

    My favorite cake flavor is a toss up between a mandarin orange cake my mom used to make and a yellow cake with chocolate frosting. Both are super YUUUUMMM!!!!

  38. Peggy says

    I love german chocolate cake with coconut pecan frosting. Homemade coconut pecan frosting. Not the yucky stuff in a plastic tub!

  39. Jen says

    Hmmmm depending on my mood it’s a tie between lemon and super rich chocolate cake! YUM!
    That cake pan is mega adorable! Love it!!! <3

  40. Rachel says

    my very favorite is chocolate cake w/vanilla buttercream frosting. But I love cake, so its all good.

    That pan is just too cool. I keep wanting to make tiered cakes, but unfortunately I am the only one in the house really into cake! I could eat all those mini tiered cakes and not feel TOO bad about it. (or just run- a LOT)

  41. says

    I absolutely eleventy-billion times over need this pan! My favorite cake flavor is rich moist chocolate with vanilla buttercream… and a mocha-toffee mascarpone filling…

  42. joyful t says

    German chocolate with chocolate icing. One of my cousins hated my birthday parties growing up because he hates chocolate. I don’t know what’s wrong with him.

  43. Jim Ford says

    Angle Food cake all the way! My mom makes me a birthday cake of my choosing every year for my birthday and it’s always “White Cake”, the term I give to Angel Food with white icing and coconut on top. And thank you for the blog, your recipes are awesome, it’s how I first heard about Macarons πŸ™‚

  44. says

    My favorite cake flavor is Mexican Hot Chocolate…it’s all the yumminess of a great chocolate cake, with just a slight kick of cayene to make it a bit more interesting. πŸ™‚ Awesome with cinnamon buttercream.

  45. Rae Marie says

    Can NOT resist the prettiness of those cakes.
    My favorite flavor… Hm. That’s a really tough question! xD I suppose I’m a carrot cake or spice cake pan, just because they’re not generally typical flavors. Either one of those with pistachio frosting? Yummy! πŸ™‚

  46. Jessie DeLeon says

    My favorite cake is a strawberry jello cake, my mom has been making this for me every birthday since I could remember. Over the years we have tried different flavors of jello and cake and strawberry wins every time, mm whip cream frosting!

  47. Mary B. says

    I don’t know that I have a favorite, but what sounds good right now is red velvet and cream cheese frosting…hard to beat!

  48. anastassia says

    um….probably chocolate. or maybe pumpkin spice, or gingerbread, oh and almond. i’m not real good with this type of decision. πŸ˜‰ thanks for the giveaway!

  49. Tracey Mc says

    I adore cakes in general but my favourite is chocolate (in the form of a hedgehog with flake and button ‘spikes’) but then I adore battenburg cake as well

    Thank you for the fun
    Tracey xxx

  50. Tanya says

    So hard to choose! But since it’s rainy and gloomy out right now, I’m dying for a piece of coconut cake with lemon curd filling! So bright and cheerful!

  51. Marlys Folly says

    My favorite cake would be carrot or anything with pumpkin… especially a pumpkin cheesecake… Thanks for the giveaway.

  52. Andrea says

    My most favorite cake is red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting! My birthday is next week and I fully expect my hubby to get one for me!! Happy Birthday to your blog!! <3

  53. Kim says

    My favorite type of cake is pretty much all cakes! But if I have to pick just one I’d say homemade chocolate with ganache frosting. All from scratch and super decadent!

  54. says

    I’m a chocoholic, so chocolate has got to be my favorite cake flavor! It may be boring, but I love it! Adding flavors around the chocolate is great, but I will always love chocolate cake! Maybe with a peanut butter icing or even a lovely ginger flavored icing, but the base must be chocolate!

  55. Catherine says

    Red Velvet, just as long as there is absolutely no cream cheese within a fifty foot radius of me. (Cream cheese frosting on Red Velvet cake is considered heresy in my family.)

  56. says

    My favorite cake flavor is anything out of the ordinary…I’m currently hooked on campfire cake (dark chocolate cake with malted chocolate buttercream and toasted marshmallow filling)!!

  57. says

    That’s one of my very favorite questions! I have probably never met a really dark, fudgey, chocolate cake that I didn’t like. Fill the layers with a fluffy chocolate mousse sort of concoction, and top it with a not-too-sweet ganache glaze/icing, and I’m in cake heaven. CAKE HEAVEN! πŸ™‚

  58. Marina says

    My favorite cake flavor?…
    Hmmmm well I made 300 cupcakes for my wedding day! with 5 different flavors…
    And I must admit that my favorite was the strawberry/vanilla flavor, with a vanilla topping and little sugar hearts πŸ™‚
    So lovely and so goooddd!!!

    The 300 cupcakes disappeared so fast that the D-Day I could not taste one!

  59. Linden says

    I make a spice/carrot cake and add a little pumpkin pie filling. it makes the cakes dense and moist and they have a great flavor. i usually bake it in a big casserole-type dish and cut it into squares (after frosting it with cream cheese frosting) and individually wrap each one to freeze for single serve pieces of cake.
    when i took the joann’s cake decorating classes, i think the best cake i made was…well it’s a tie. the red velvet filled with chocolate ganache and fresh raspberries and raspberry buttercream (with lemon accents for decoration) was delicious, but so was my lemon cake with lemon cream cheese frosting….

  60. Jennifer says

    A double layer cake that is half dark chocolate and half almond (wedding cake) with buttercream icing… No sense in just having one favorite flavor when you can put more than one in a cake!

  61. says

    I would have to say, without a doubt, that carrot cake is my favorite cake flavor. To be more specific, a carrot cake made with my family’s secret recipe! And a carrot cake is not complete without fluffy cream cheese frosting.

  62. Marcie says

    I would usually say anything chocolatey, but for my last birthday I made myself a sugar cookie cake via iambaker.com and fell in love with it. The best of both worlds with the light taste of a simple cookie but the moist fluffy cake texture.

  63. says

    Why are you always trying to make me pick my favorite? It’s distressing. I do so love a moist chocolate cake with a hint of cinnamon. Yeah, I’ll go with that today.

  64. Mimmi says

    My favourites are carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, and chocolate with chocolate frosting. I really can’t choose. πŸ™‚

  65. says

    You know, I’m addicted to chocolate, but, for some reason, it isn’t my favourite cake flavour. My favourite cake flavour would be (and Sweetapolita got a lot to do with this) vanilla. Simple and delicious vanilla. (:

  66. Sam S. says

    My favorite cake flavor would have to be Orange. It’s different, but sooo yummy! Especially with a citrus-y cream cheese frosting!

  67. Cait says

    What an adorable pan!! I love that it makes an entire little layered cake in one go!
    My favorite cake flavor is lemon with raspberry buttercream…Mmm!

  68. Brenda says

    My favorite cake flavor definitely has to be yellow cake. Like what many others wrote above, you can pair it with just about any flavored frosting, and it was still be scrumptious πŸ™‚ Spice cake has to be a close second though.

  69. says

    It’s not the cake flavor so much as the frosting flavor. I love love love love LOVE almond-flavored frosting. So any cake flavor that would compliment my beloved almond frosting, like fluffy white or matcha. No chocolate cake, though. I’m the only person in the world who does not like chocolate cake (haters gonna hate : / ).

  70. june in ireland says

    Super-most, super-rich, super-moist, double German chocolate. Preferably two layers’ worth.
    Any time. Anywhere. But if none is available (as in, if someone’s already beaten me to the
    last slice or the bakery’s just sold their last cake for the day or if there’s no chocolate in
    my own cupboards for me to bake a chocolate-y one myself) then I’d go to my next best
    favourite – newly discovered just last summer – Tunisian orange cake, with orange glaze
    and dessicated coconut as a topping. Ultimate cake nirvana – either one of those two.

  71. Jessica W. says

    For me, it is a toss up between strawberry cake and coconut…today I think I will go with coconut! Also, January 29th is my 31st birthday, just sayin’!

  72. Lisa says

    Fav cake flavor is pistachio! My friend made that for me once in Alaska, and I just had to get the recipe from her…turns out, it’s just regular cake from the red betty crocker book but you add a package of pudding! Doesn’t even need frosting.

  73. AlleyKitten says

    I really like tall cakes! I put sprinkles on everything (much to the disappointment of my husband.)
    Trying new flavours is always fun. All cake is good cake.

  74. KMR says

    Love reading your blog – especially the Harry Potter recipes and your tier pan looks like so much fun! My favorite cake depends on the mood (Texas sheet cake, sweet-sour lemon cake, a great mocha with strong coffee taste just to name a few), but I would have to say right now: Vanilla Bean with Raspberry filling and White Chocolate frosting!

  75. Kelly M. says

    Chocolate with vanilla buttercream!! Hoping someone makes me a cake before this baby in my belly decides to make his debut! Then it’s guilt and calorie-free!! After all…it’s for the baby, right?!?

  76. Theresa says

    My Favorite Cake Flavor is: Pumpkin with Cream Cheese Frosting. I also enjoy the standard white cake with chocolate frosting. (Though I have to say those honeydukes cotton candy cupcakes are DELICIOUS!!) lol. I like cake :p

  77. Veann Grigajtis says

    I like pretty much all flavors of cake except Red Velvet and Carrot. In general, it’s very hard to top a good chocolate cake, though a moist lemon cake is also exquisite. I can never choose just one of anything!

  78. Kristin says

    Italian cream cake…hands down! I just love this cute pan, I’ve been wanting one for months now, so winning it would be fantastic!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  79. Casey says

    My favorite cake flavor is definitely chocolate, filled with chocolate fudge and frosted in my Bubba’s (grandma’s) cooked frosting. Its light and sweet and totally complements the rich chocolate! Even though its a lot of work, making it always reminds me of baking with her as a little girl! <3

  80. Bailey Smith says

    My favorite cake to make from scratch is my pistachio chocolate bunt cake but I will never turn down a piece of yellow cake with chocolate frosting πŸ™‚

  81. says

    Favorite cake flavor?? How could I possibly choose just one?
    I recently discovered red velvet which I love, and German chocolate cake has been a life-long favorite. But if I absolutely had to choose, it would probably be vanilla bean cake (made with real beans) with dark chocolate fudgey frosting.

  82. Andrea says

    My favorite has to be a tie between Red Velvet, Sour Cream Chocolate, and a traditional Mardi Gras King Cake. πŸ™‚ If you’ve never had a King Cake before, you need to try an AUTHENTIC one! They’re so awesome. As for Sour Cream Chocolate, it’s a birthday tradition for my Dad’s side of the family. My grandma makes them for every birthday. Love them! And who doesn’t like Red Velvet?!?!

  83. Charlotte says

    Favourite flavour? Either carrot cake or a black forest gateau. I can never decide which is my favourite; depends on my mood I guess!

  84. Crystal says

    Red Velvet! <3 It is my most favorite cake of all time, especially with a light and fluffy icing instead of the thick cream cheese frosting. We have a family recipe that is to DIE for!

  85. says

    Gosh, I feel like I’ve hardly tried any different flavors of cake…just the usuals. Though the one cake I never get tired of is angel food cake. Yum! It’s always nice and light so I can eat more than just a little piece of it, like I do with any other cake.

    Though…when I was a kid I had an easy bake oven, and the little space cake mix that came with those were beyond amazing, hehe.

  86. Yoshita says

    Vanilla and Chocolate thin layer cake with Chocolate and Vanilla Buttercream with a Caramel Layer in the middle and Caramel Buttercream πŸ™‚

  87. Angela Willis says

    Deep Dark Rich Fudgy Brownie type cake with a whipped dark chocolate ganache frosting covered in a dark chocolate glaze. Aaaah man…yum.

  88. Kim Catapano says

    Wow! Really?! I would LOVE a new cake pan, THANK YOU!!!!!!
    My favorite cake flavor, without a doubt, is Dark Chocolate!!

  89. Helen says

    vanilla cake! it’s delicious with all kinds of icing.
    happy 2nd birthday πŸ™‚ that tiered cake pan is amazing and thank you for opening the competition to international readers!

  90. Andrea Reynolds says

    So cute!! I love strawberry cake. Mostly because it’s a pretty pink color, but also because I love the flavor.

    Cute cake pan!!

  91. Dana Stege says

    I love Chocolate Buttermilk Cake with a yummy light whipped cream frosting and I’d be happy to give you my families favorite recipe if I win this cake pan!!!!! I love your blog btw! Thanks!

  92. Jasmine says

    What an awesome giveaway!
    Those little tiered cakes are simply ADORABLE.
    I like so many flavors, it’s so hard to choose!
    Hmm… I’ll have to say pumpkin spice cake πŸ™‚

  93. wendy says

    I’m a choco-holic so my favorite is good old chocolate with chocolate buttercream!

    I recently discovered your blog on the (very clever) Fish Fingers and Custard page! I now come by regularly and I think you’re so creative and talented!

  94. Melissa says

    Happy 2nd anniversary!

    My favorite kind of cake is a really good marble, where the two flavors are distinct and not muddled together.

  95. Sarah says

    Happy Birthday Bakingdom! My favorite kind of cake is angel food with just a little homemade whipped cream on top. Simple and amazing.

  96. J. Fox says

    Ooh…double chocolate (chocolate with chocolate chips)–and chocolate cream cheese frosting. Served with ice cream if possible! πŸ™‚

  97. Solyd1 says

    I’m all about a delicious chocolate or yellow cake with chocolate frosting…are you sensing a chocolate theme? Although sometimes I revert back to my childhood and can’t resist the funfetti box mix!

    Happy 2nd!

  98. says

    I got this exact same pan for Christmas and I used it to bake my 18th birthday cake. I thought it was so much fun to bake with:) just a little tip: fill the cake pan 2/3 full. By that I mean fill the first two teirs up to the line of the third teir.

  99. Janice says

    I personally love most cake. But my favorite would be either German chocolate with heaps of coconut frosting or a really yummy coffee cake (which in my opinion still counts as cake).

  100. Kelly Hullah says

    Call me boring or, as I prefer, classic, but my favorite is a classic white cake with a whipped cream or vanilla buttercream icing. Although the strawberry buttercream is also quite amazing on a classic white cake. Mmmm…..

  101. Kait says

    Favorite that I have tried is my mom Cold Oven Lemon Pound cake…mmmm… I really want to try this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough cake though…

  102. sara says

    Thats chocolate for sure. I think dark chocolate might even be more divine! Oh and that cake pan looks about as cute as can be.

  103. Karen says

    Such a cute tiny cake! eep!
    As for my favorite cake flavor, hmm… I’d have to say either a homemade deep dark chocolate cake topped with a ganache or a chardonnay vanilla cake with lime frosting. They’re both so delicious nomnomnom!

  104. Verónica says

    My favorite cake flavor is smooth dark chocolate cake with dark and white chocolate chips and a hint of mint and a glass of milk =) om nom nom nom nom

  105. says

    My favorite is Black Midnight cake – a deep, dark chocolate cake that’s a little on the brumbly side but I can forgive it because it is just SO rich and delicious. Perfect for Black Forest Cake. Or just slathering some chocolate frosting on and going to town!

    I totally agree with you about the oddly shaped cake pan thing. I have a giant cupcake pan I am using for the first time – get this – right now. I’m half excited and half terrified of what might come out of the oven! Fingers crossed!

  106. Ella says

    My favourite flavour of cake is red velvet. It has such a wonderful texture and is so nice and moist πŸ™‚ I first made a red velvet cake for the vertical layer cake by i am baker. It was for my mum’s birthday, and I had no idea how it would work out. But it was so good! It worked perfectly and the cake was gone like that.

    Thanks Darla for your wonderful blog!

  107. Anna Durbin says

    MMMM, lemon cake! For my boyfriend’s birthday last year we went to a fantastic steakhouse, and their house specialty dessert is a lemon cake. This wasn’t just ANY lemon cake, though. This was a homemade 3 layer lemon cake with layers of lemon frosting and an AMAZING lemon glaze, then frosted with more lemon frosting. A little slice of heaven? No. I took a big fat slice!

  108. Petra says

    Carrot cake! My aunt made it for me every year for my birthday with the best cream cheese frosting I’ve ever had, so it brings good memories πŸ™‚

  109. says

    Omg that looks amazing! I’ve never seen a cake pan like that D: But yeah I agree, I wish cake pans came with instructions or at least something on their website if they have one lol

    My favorite cake flavor has to be lemon Γ’β„’Β₯ Something about lemon and cake is just amazing :3

    ~ Kieli ~

  110. Kristina says

    White cake is my favorite ever. Baked as mini muffins, rolled in melted butter, then cinnamon and sugar. To. Die. For.
    Or just frosting, by itself. πŸ™‚


  111. says

    I totes LOVE LOVE LOVE strawberry cake now that I’m almost an adult.

    But! When I was a little kid, my favorite cake was the Easy Bake cake that my sister and I used to bake by 100 watt light bulb. All flavors. I think it tasted better just because I got to make it with my sister. πŸ™‚

  112. Heather R says

    That’s a tough question as I have so many answers. I’m going to go with a cake my friend makes: Sour Cream Coffee Cake made with applesauce. It has a few extra “secret” ingredients to it that makes you want to keeping it even when you should stop!!

  113. Siobhann says

    My favorite cake would have to be a carrot cake but not just any carrot cake the best carrot cake from Bear;s Cafe in Hilo Hawaii, four layers of rich carrot cake goodness, with rich cream cheese icing and walnuts sprinkled on the top and down the sides.
    Happy 2nd Birthday.

  114. scatterbrandy says

    It’s a tie between angel food and applesauce spice cake.
    And chocolate fudge.
    And strawberry.
    And maybe white cake with lemon frosting.

  115. says

    I just started following your blog and love it! Thank you for this giveaway. I would really love to have this cute pan!

    I don’t think you can beat a chocolate cake – made with really high-quality dark chocolate. Not very exciting, but it’s true!

  116. dustin says

    My absolute favorite cake flavor has to be a pumpkin chocolate chip. delicious pumpkin spice cake with gooey chocolate chips and a silky cream cheese frosting, you cant get any better!

  117. Lisa Arnold Holden says

    Happy Birthday! Congrats on 2 years! My favorite cake is angel food – it’s been my fav since I was a child. Lately though, I’m a sucker for a vanilla bean cake with a vanilla bean/cinnamon frosting and toasted pecans on top! Yum!

  118. Laura says

    What a beautiful cake (and pan)! Even if I don’t win I’m going to have to invest in one of these puppies.

    My favorite cake is chocolate chocolate chip. With my homemade frosting. Total yumminess.

    Good luck to everyone and thanks Darla for another great year of deliciousness!

  119. says

    Definitely chocolate, but not just chocolate. It has to be the rich chocolate cake that has coffee in the batter, yum! I don’t even need frosting for it! Happy 2nd Birthday! You don’t look a day over 1:)

  120. Laura J. says

    State Fair Coconut Cake – my recipe that I developed 6 years ago for fun and it has won ribbons every year. Would love to try a triple tier tower of fluffy coconut this year! Congrats on your continued success.

  121. Carly says

    Favourite flavour? Oh god, that’s asking a lot. There’s all the fancy ones but I think overall you just can’t beat a nice chocolate cake. Rich and gooey and sweet and… oh now I want cake πŸ™

    Those pans are freakin’ a-dora-able!

  122. says

    My favorite cake is gluten free lava fudge cake with chocolate fudge frosting … i have celiac disease and its the best gluten free recipe that i have found! πŸ™‚

  123. Lindsey W.B says

    I’ve never seen a pan like that before, how cute!

    I’m all about almond lately! A moist chocolate cake laced with almond extract? Heavenly!

  124. Erica Brookfield says

    I LOVE, love, love carrot cake (without walnuts, since I am allergic..) and the obvious, must have, cream cheese icing.

    Thanks for the contest!!

  125. Sarah B says

    Oh how cute! When it comes to cake, my absolute fave is a from scratch chocolate caramel creation my Nanny makes. It involves a moist chocolate cake made from scratch, with loads of butterscotch chips mixed in. While that’s baking, we take a bag of Kraft caramels and mould them to fun little details (stars, flowers, hearts, etc). Covered the cooled cake with a boiled chocolate frosting, drizzle Hershey Caramel topping over it, and add the Caramel accents. Soooooo delish!

  126. Natalie Pike says

    Love the three tiered cakes – so cute! I know what you mean about cake companies and the lack of instructions – i’ve had the same problem on multiple occasions.
    Lemon in a cake is amazing. Works even better when you mix it with blueberries and homemade lemon curd – always reminds me of summer.

  127. Michelle says

    My favorite cake flavor is chocolate peppermint, although if I could have an entire cake completely made of buttercream…. well, that would be a different story!

  128. Ryley says

    I love a good chocolate cake but I make a Smores cake that is amazing! Graham cracker cake with chocolate fudge and marshmallow creme filling! So tasty!

    Hope I get this pan… been wanting it for a while…

  129. says

    Chocolate is usually my favourite flavour in everything, but when it comes to cakes, banana cake is actually my favourite. My mom made it all the time when I was little, and it was so moist, sweet and delicious. I just love it! She still makes it occasionally, and I always end up eating almost the entire cake. =)

  130. Shayna says

    What a sneaky cake pan! I love it!! ^_^

    I think my favourite cake MIGHT be carrot cake, partly because I love a good cream cheese frosting and partly because I like kinda tricking myself into thinking carrot cake might been even a teeeeeny tiiiny bit healthy – because of the veggies and all. haha

  131. KariAnnM says

    Hmmm…I’m gonna go with my french vanilla with lemon mousse filling as my #1, followed very closely a fudge chocolate with whipped strawberry filling. But then again, snickerdoodle cake is fantastic too! Yea, I can’t decide! πŸ™‚

  132. says

    Such a hard decision! Well, I would have to say my favorite would have to be a moist vanilla cake because it is delicious as is and adapts to beautifully to other flavors you decorate it with as well.

  133. Taylor Elizabeth says

    First of all feliz cumpleanos & happy birthday! My favorite cake is hands down tres leche cake. So sweet and delicious, que sabrosa!

  134. Kristina Kendall says

    I’m always torn between a good ‘ol chocolate chocolate or going back to my childhood in New Orleans with King Cake (which to be fair is more bread than cake). But cover anything with icing and sugar and I won’t argue with the name.

    Happy Belated Birthday!

  135. Jewels says

    I really love the yellow cake flavor!!! it reminds me of when my mom baked and decorated cakes for an extra income. She would always cut the top off the cake, and we got cake-top and leftover frosting!!! Mmmm Mmmmm Good!

  136. Cristy says

    My favorite is a peanut butter cake that I make from scratch. The secret ingredient is browned butter. The butter makes the cake extra flavorful and moist.

  137. Jessicac vdS says

    My favourite cake would be… any cake? But if I have to choose at gunpoint, it would be spiced carrot cake, or red velvet, of vanilla cake with chocolate chips or… A very, very hard question.
    I know: my favourite cake would be home made, with love. They are the best!


  138. Rada says

    Happy 2nd birthday bakingdom Γ’β„’Β₯
    you bring so much joy to my life with your recipes
    I honestly love and enjoy reading each one of them
    I’d say an oreo cake or chocolate fudge cake!! what a tricky question?!
    well nothing can compete with chocolate I don’t mind any other flavor as long as there is chocolate in there *_^
    such an adorable pan/cake Γ’β„’Β₯_Γ’β„’Β₯

  139. Robyn says

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! My favorite cake is chocolate cake with whipped cream. My favorite cupcake–key lime withkey lime curd filling and key lime buttercream frosting. yumm!

  140. Lisa says

    my favorite kind of cake is a moist yummy yellow cake. with chocolate frosting. or buttercream. or just the cake.

    this pan would be so fun for celebrations!

  141. Katelyn says

    Happy Birthday! You deserve all the happiness and success in the world. Thank you for creating such a helpful and whimsical blog.

    My favorite cake flavor is chocolate. A bit boring, but oh so good!

  142. Chantelle says

    Oh God, when I saw the first picture I was like WOW, where does she get the patience?! But then to find out you did a few and those dots are actually smaller, my I’m even more impressed! And I know what you mean about the pans and no help. I bought a pan that makes the cake look like a giant cupcake and the first two times I used it I over and under filled (two parts, so lucky me I messed up both), and then I had to play guess work on bake time!
    So what is my favorite cake flavor? – Strawberry with strawberry frosting! Yum, I’m making cupcakes tomorrow and can’t wait to claim half of them just for me πŸ˜‰
    ps, is there anyway you’re going think about doing some Firefly cookies or something? πŸ˜€ You mentioned it in another post and it would be amazing!!!

  143. Emilee says

    My absolute favorite flavor is the “funfetti” type with the colorful sprinkles inside white cake. I have to make my own birthday cake if I want it though…

    As soon as my currently 5-year old is old enough to bake unsupervised, I’m totally letting her bake it for me. πŸ™‚

  144. Cesa says

    My favorite flavor, a little hard to describe, is Dominican yellow cake. The liquid ingredients (besides the ton of eggs) are usually orange juice and a nice blast of rum. It doesn’t taste citrus-y at all. But it’s so moist and rather sweet. Even sweeter with the meringue frosting.

    If you ever find yourself in a Dominican community, definitely try to locate a bakery and try it out!

  145. says

    Happy birthday to a wonderful blog!

    My favorite cake flavor? Hmmm…. It’s either chocolate cake with raspberry filling and chocolate buttercream frosting or carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Too difficult to choose between the two!

  146. Jas says

    I’ve been thinking about getting that kind of pan for ages now!
    I’m torn between hummingbird cake and red velvet cake. Or anything with any kind of cream cheese frosting! Nom..

  147. Jackie says

    Chocolate. With chocolate fudge frosting, or some chocolate ganache, maybe throw a few chocolate chips into the batter — heck, fill it with chocolate pudding if you want. What I’m trying to say here is, chocolate, nothing but, and lots of it! With a cold glass of milk to wash it down.

  148. says

    Anything chocolate normally works for me…I’m a sucker for a dense, dark cake. My favorite has to be an Ina Garten recipe. It’s moist. It’s rich. It’s delicious!

  149. Melissa M says

    First of all, Happy 2nd birthday Bakingdom!
    Second, I have to say that is probably the best cake pan I`ve ever seen.
    Third, my favourite cake flavour! While I love almost all cakes, I have to say my favourite is chocolate, with a nice chocolaty frosting, and possibly with chocolate chips in it.

  150. April says

    My favorite cake flavor is black Forrest (chocolate cake with cherry filling a rich buttercream icing). My dad bakes an amazing black Forrest cake!

  151. Sugargirl says

    I LOVE carrot cake, made right it is sweet and moist and it has veggies in it so it is totally healthy, which means I can eat it as a meal! (right?) The sad thing is that I never can get it to turn out right when I make it. Any other cake in the world I can whip up no problemo, then I try to make carrot cake and everything seems to go wonky. I have tried millions of recipes, even box mixes… it just goes wrong!

  152. says

    I’m going to go with… Lemon. It’s unexpected in a delightful way. In fact, I recently found a recipe with lemon curd that I’m going to give a go…

  153. says

    It’s hard to pick a favorite when I love all cakes pretty equally… But I’ve got to say that a classic almond batter with amazing butter cream is my soul food.

  154. Malaika says

    chocolate. always. especially molten chocolate with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top melting down the sides. except for those can’t be decorated.

  155. T says

    These days my favorite flavor for all sweets is caramel, so I have to say: vanilla cake with caramel frosting. And my favorite flavor is caramel because your detailed photographic directions for making caramel have turned me into a producer of perfect and delicious caramel, for the first time in 40 years of baking!


  156. Lydia says

    I’ve seen these but never new how well they worked! I am so excited to hear you’re giving one away!! I like red velvet cake and I don’t make it enough! Yum.

  157. Anna says

    My favorite cake flavor would probably be carrot cake, I love how extremely delicious, yet simple, it is. It always gives me a feeling of home.

  158. Kelly says

    My favorite is funfetti, but not the box mix they have now, the original, old school funfetti mix. That, or just plain yellow cake. And, I really haven’t met a frosting type that I haven’t liked yet. πŸ˜‰

  159. Linda says

    My mother makes homemade yellow cake mix with miny chocolate chips and homemade chocolate frosting. Needless to say I gain five pounds everytime the cake is made.

  160. says

    most favorite ever? well most days its yellow cake with thick chocolaty frosting, but them sometimes it needs that super sweet birthday cake buttercream….but the idea that I could eat the whole thing at once!!! This cake pan could be the greatest invention ever!

  161. Ivette Gutierrez says

    My favorite cake flavor is simple vanilla… but the really good kind with good extract and vanilla beans in the batter yumm. Good buttercream or cream cheese frosting is (literally) icing on the cake. Congrats on your second year, I love your blog!

  162. Baker-in-Training says

    My favorite is probably marble cake with rich chocolate frosting. It’s what we always used to have for every birthday!

  163. Kimberly Winn says

    I’d have to say the flavor I just created late last night…. Chocolate pretzel filled with caramel and topped with peanut butter butter cream and pretzel pieces!

  164. Kaitlyn says

    I love, love, LOVE chocolate cakes. My favorite thus far is the Triple Chocolate from Duncan Hines’ Decadent mixes. Seriously, best box-mix cake I’ve ever had.

  165. says

    I almost feel like this is a trick question as I love so many different kinds. I guess I’ll go with chocolate but I also love white and carrot and want to try hummingbird, banana split and some other different flavors I am just learning about. Thanks for the giveaway & Happy 2nd Birthday!

  166. Vanessa Bedell says

    My favorite cake flavor is a margarita cake that I make (it’s basically a lemon lime cake)…soooo good with lemon lime buttercream. Happy 2nd birthday!

  167. Crystal M says

    1. Carrot Cake with cream cheese frosting
    2. Irish Cream Cake with butterscotch filling and cream cheese frosting
    3. Vanilla cupcakes with homemade buttercream icing

  168. Morte says

    My mom’s Lemon Blueberry bundt cake!

    It was really close to a tie to the same triple chocolate cake someone mentioned above (but i also add chocolate liqueur to mine)

  169. Suzi Skutley says

    My favorite cake is a deep dark chocolate cake I make from scratch from a classic Hershey recipe (the one with the cup of boiling water added as the final ingredient). I make their frosting extra dark and then enjoy!

  170. Samantha says

    My all time favorite cake has to be carrot cake with a cream cheese frosting on top. Especially when it has pecans and crushed pineapples in it. Nothing better.

  171. Gabrial Klatecki says

    My favorite cake to bake is a lemon cake with a cream cheese or buttercream icing, I find that the flavours work so well together. I recently made another good discovery of making a multilayered lemon cake with a middle layer of brownie. I didn’t get to try any of it for myself but the people at the party it was served at seemed to enjoy it as it got compliments all night.

  172. Sarah says

    A coworker shared with me his (and now my!) favorite carrot cake recipe. It’s super moist and has pineapple in it. I’ll be using this recipe when I bake cupcakes for 2 friends’ weddings this summer!

  173. Jessica says

    All cake is wonderful. Hummingbird cake has been on my mind lately- with lots of cream cheese icing. I’m also a sucker for a good Bundt cake regardless of flavor.

  174. Tiffany says

    My favorite is Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough cake. Sighhhh. It has buttercream with brown sugar in it and it’s just the best!

  175. Mary Katherine says

    My all-time favorite cake is a chocolate cake that has been refrigerated and covered with cool-whip frosting πŸ™‚

  176. Susan H. says

    My favorite is plain old yellow vanilla flavored cake or pound cake with buttercream icing….think wedding cake or birthday cake. Yumm…now I wish I had some.

  177. Sherry Sheppard says

    I totally love dark chocolate, but key lime is a close runner up… This is the cutest pan I’ve seen in a long time… oh man I just remembered a dark chocolate pork rhine cake is sooooooooooo good too…

  178. Christina Fimbres says

    I have to say, I LOVE chocolate. Classic chocolate cake you can never go wrong with. Chocolate cake is my final answer. πŸ˜€

  179. says

    My favorite cake has to be my mom’s NY crumb cake it’s been in my NY Italian family for 100 years now. Nothing like a cake to bring back wonderful memories of family time.