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.
That’s right…I’m giving one of these fantastic little lovelies away.
And the winner is…
It’s 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! **Comments are moderated, so if you’ve never commented before, it will take some time for your comment to appear!** Good luck with the giveaway!