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Can I bake in a pyrex bowl?

post #1 of 14
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I need to bake a cake in a bowl. I have a pyrex one that would be the perfect size, but I don't want to ruin it. They are oven safe, right?? Also, how will baking in glass differ from baking in metal pans?

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post #2 of 14
Yes, they are oven safe, Pyrex is a specially made glass to withstand heat.
Glass bakes faster so they say to turn the oven temp down from 350'F to 325'F.
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post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by melissablack

I need to bake a cake in a bowl. I have a pyrex one that would be the perfect size, but I don't want to ruin it. They are oven safe, right?? Also, how will baking in glass differ from baking in metal pans?

Thanks!

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And make sure you use a heating core when doing this... This is the ONLY pan I use one in its just like the wonder mold...
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post #4 of 14
excuse my newby question but what's a heating core? :/
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by tabs

excuse my newby question but what's a heating core? :/



This is one type they come different depening on what kinda cake your going to be doing.. Ihave one that is a long pipe looking like the ones that goes in with the Molded Barbie cake..

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post #6 of 14
Hi newbie Tabs, I'm kinda new too, but I know that the heating cores job is to conduct heat to the center of a large or deep cake pan. You if you use the one like the photo Ladycake posted you prepare it just like you do your baking pan, including the inside, then put it in the center of the cake with batter inside the core. When the cake is done you remove the core, use the cake baked inside it to "plug" the hole in your cake, use some icing, etc., to "glue" it in the hole, and then ice your cake as you normall would.

It has been posted here in the forum that you can use icing nails as a substitute, so I guess if you had baking potato "nails" you could use those too.

I used one just this week, and without it, I more than likely would have had a cake disaster with a seriously underbaked cake, but I think the core saved it!

Hope this helps. Janice
post #7 of 14
Thanks Janice, that helps a lot. Thanks for eggsplaining icon_biggrin.gif
post #8 of 14
I love using metal flower nails in my bigger cakes. Makes them bake nice and even and you don't have a big hole to fill in or a cake plug to try and stuff back into the cake.
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post #9 of 14
Well, I'd bought the core, had to use it at least once! LOL, now I will try the flower nails, no hole in the cake sounds better and less trouble, come to think of it!

One more "toy" that isn't necessary! Janice
post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
I don't have a heating core, so if I used my flower nail, where do I put it? Flat side down in the bottom/middle of the bowl? Do you think that will work out ok?

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post #11 of 14
Yes it should.
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post #12 of 14
I actually used the flower nail in the Go Crazy Quilt cake I posted last week. It was a 15X11 cake and the nail baked it perfectly!! I own 2 of the heating cores-bought to use with a half round pan(that I have yet to use!!). But I truly prefer using the nail. No hole and still a perfect baking experience!!
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post #13 of 14
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I never would have thought that something so small would make such a difference. I'm glad you ladies told me about this. I'm baking my roasted pig cake tomorrow evening, I really hope it turns out good!

Melissa
post #14 of 14
For cakes larger then 10" I use 2 flower nails. You grease them, sit them in your pan the flat part down. I usually put one on one side of the cake pan & one in the middle. Then add your batter. It comes out great! I don't use the heating core because of the hole.

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