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scorched pokemon ball cake

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I am attempting to make a pokeman ball cake for my nephew and I did not have a ball shaped cake pan so I used a stainless steel mixing bowl that made a nice round cake. but.....not knowing how long to bake it and not turning down the heat to allow for the longer baking time I scorched the cake. I trimmed off all of the crust and then put it in freezer to freeze before crumb icing. Am I going to have a hard time icing this cake since it is just the cake with no protective layer?

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Just put a good crumb coat on and you'll be fine! icon_smile.gif

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Thank you! Im going in. Wish me luck. I AM PETRIFIED! Im having visions of me being up all night after work making another cake! Should I think my buttercream maybe down more? and if so what do you recomend? I have never made it any thinner...thicker yes but not thinner. Someone suggested corn syrup to thin it? How will that effect the taste?

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If the cake isn't crumbly when you take it out of the freezer, you don't need to thin your buttercream. I don't know your buttercream recipe, but I use milk in mine so I just add more milk. Corn syrup would work too, it's just going to be a little sweeter.

The crumb coat covers many, many flaws! If you still see things you don't like after the first crumb coat, put 2 crumb coats on it. You'll be fine! :)

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thank you! so far so good!

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