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post #16 of 40
Someone gave me one as a gift. It isn't the Betty Crocker name brand though. It didn't come with much instruction. I used it only once. It didn't quite turn out. Can someone briefly describe how you're suppose to use it? I know this is probably a 'duh' question. Sorry for my ignorance. TIA
post #17 of 40
No hun it's not a 'duh' question it's a very good question.

First you want to spray or grease every part of the pan, the inside of the big pan, the OUTSIDE and under the rim of the insert pan (to make the hole inside the big cake), as well as the inside of the insert pan if you plan to fill it with another cake batter. Also the base pan (the flat small round one) grease inside it bake all together. Base cake will bake for about 20-25 minutes, (the instructions are on the bakenfill webbie I posted a few messages back) and the dome or large round will bake for a total of 50-55 minutes.. Let cool STILL LOCKED TOGETHER, for about 20 minutes, unlock and remove insert pan and let everything cool as is, BASE CAKE COOLS FOR 10 MINS then remove it from pan, and let cool to wire rack. Once everything is completely cool, about 20-30 minutes (because it's still in that hot pan cooling down) fill the dome or large pan with whatever filling you're going to use, or invert the insert cake and put it in the "hole" in the dome/round cake. Add a thin layer of frosting BEFORE doing so. Add a thin layer of frosting to the edges before adding the base cake round. Once completely assembled, place a plate or platter or cake board on top and invert as normal. Let cool a few minutes to make extra sure it's completely cool, then ice as you want to. icon_smile.gif

I hope this helps, normally I would have gone and grabbed the instruction book but just so happens with moving and all we packed ALL my pans and baking supplies up last night and there are about 20 boxes I'd have to read the side of to find the BNF pan set and then dig it out and get the book out of it. I'm sorry but the instructions are on the website. http://www.bakenfill.com/ there is also a bit on baking a layered cake with this pan set there so it may be useful for you to print or bookmark/favorites this page for the instructions icon_smile.gif

HTH and sorry it's a little jumbly icon_sad.gif
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post #18 of 40
It's perfect. Cleared everything right up. I see now that I did do it correctly. I didn't bake it long enough. I will print your reply and put it with my pans. Thanks for the help.
post #19 of 40
I used mine once....didn't like it!! But, I think I overfilled the pan and it ended up being a really dense poundcake like texture, not what I wanted at all.....but, I may try it again. FYI, The domed pan is a great alternative for the ball pan!!
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post #20 of 40
Did anyone see the "200 piece decorating set" on the site? When you click on that link from earlier..?? I'm wondering if it's any good - it's pretty cheap and you can get scroll pattern presses, letter presses, decorating combs, and bags... it also comes w/ some plastic tips but I'm not sure how great those would really be..... the rest of it looks pretty cool though -and for $20?? I was just wondering if anyone had the decorating kit too......
post #21 of 40
I love my bake and fill.

You can make so many things with it, the doll cake, balls, watermelon, the ideas are endless.

Plus I saw 1 at my Walmart just the other day, maybe they are coming back for the holidays, plus check ebay, you might find 1 on there.
post #22 of 40
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I want to make them like tiramisu with the filling....yummm!
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post #23 of 40
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E-Bay ones have been retail price plus high shipping... I got one on E-Bay for a bit more than in a store. I ordered the minis from the site and bumped up the 19.95 to an additional 14.95 to get all the extra pieces, like for bundt, shortcake, etc.
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post #24 of 40
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post #25 of 40
Target stores also carry them.

~Luraleigh~
post #26 of 40
I have seen the minis at a local HEB grocery store (in Temple, TX)...might be worth checking!
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post #27 of 40
Mine was a gift from my sister. I love the little thing. I have made several cakes with it, and they have all turned out good! Works great and is so easy to clean up!
post #28 of 40
WAIT, WAIT, WAIT A MINUTE!!! After seeing all these positive responses it is OBVIOUS to me that I need all of your help!!!

I bought the BC version, because like all of you, I thought that was probably the coolest thing I had seen in years!! Got it at Bed, Bath, and Beyond for 19.99 MINUS the 20% coupon... so got it CHEAP! Brought it home, have tried it several times, and want to strangle Betty Crocker with her jaunty little neckerchief ever since!! HELP ME!! Here's the deal...

#1. Cannot use 'doctored' cake mix... it flops. You have to bake it longer to try and get it done, and then it tastes burnt, even though it's barely done baking. Has anyone else made it work with a doctored mix? What did you do differently?

#2. You have to cool it in the pan to retain the shape... when I do that, the condensation runs down the center pan and makes a wet spot in the center of the domed cake, which then makes it all nasty and it breaks. Should I cool it upside down so that the condensation runs out instead?

I wanted this pan to work, I was all excited, was going to buy all the mini's and everything, but then found that this stupid thing wouldn't work!! Someone please tell me they can solve my problems!! I want it to work SO BADLY!!! It looks so awesome on the commercials!! icon_cry.gif
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post #29 of 40
I have not used the pan with a doctored mix...so I'm not sure about the problems you are having!

As far as the condensation, I have never had this problem with the cakes getting soggy in the middle. Yes, you do have to cool the cakes in the pan to retain their shape. I always fill with ice cream though...so as soon as my cakes are cooled to room temp, I fill then quickly flip them out of the pan...line the pan with Saran, put back in the pan and keep frozen until ready to decorate.

Do you cool your cakes with the center insert still in place? Maybe that could be the problem?

I have never had any problems with mine...so sorry this is so frustrating for you!



Has anyone else had these same problems...perhaps you could offer some advice?
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post #30 of 40
Yes, I cool the cake with the insert in place because the directions said to do that. That's the part where the water collects on it and runs down. You know, down the inside of the dome insert. *sigh* I want this to work really badly!! icon_cry.gif
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