So my sister is due in April with another little girl. I always saw the pregnant belly cakes and thought they were funny. This time especially because she is having a C-section and it's making me giggle...don't ask why. Well I have gone through pintrest and pinned several cakes that I thought my sister would like. All of which do not have HOW to make them! argh!!!! So As of 9am I started this cake. I'm praying it works!
After Facebook-ing both Wilton (who never response) and Betty Crocker I was able to get an idea of how to make this. Betty says "Heat oven to 325°F. Spray 2 1/2-quart ovenproof bowl with baking spray with flour. In large bowl, make 1 box of cake batter as directed on box. Pour batter into ovenproof bowl. Bake 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Run knife just around top edge of cake. Remove cake from bowl; place rounded side up on cooling rack."
What you'll need:
fondant- I have seen belly cakes without fondant, but I don't think they look as clean.
food coloring gels
I also bought a nifty little pan from Wilton cake pan that looks like four domes (also look like boobs) I'm hoping it works because the stand house pan I bought from them does not.
Pyrex glass bowl- Pyrex is known for being able to bake in. I hope this is true! If you don't have one of those- Wilton also makes the basketball cake pan.
I have a Wilton cake pan (can be used to make small princess skirts, etc...) I lowered the temperature from the belly to about 310 (because now thinking about it my oven really is evil and does bake things too hot).
After about 20 minutes I looked in the oven and held my breath- it was working. I checked the toothpick-clean.
It's now set out for a couple minutes and the puffy top is now deflated and the tooth pick is not coming out clean- wth? I'm starting to re-think this whole thing and am glad my mom is getting a spare.
I calmed down and before pulling another Jason Vororhees on the boobs I popped them back into the oven and just kept an evil eye on them. They are finally done and cooling on a rack- if this stomach doesn't turn out I'm simply turning them into something else I saw on pintrest.
Now I'm checking the proportions of the boobs next to the belly.
Now to ice it. I had to do each piece individually.
My husband actually had to roll out the last bit for me because he's buff like that ;)
then I rolled it back onto my rolling pin and placed it onto the cake.
I smoothed it out and cut away the extra and made a dress out of the fondant that was on the board
then dyed the fondant pink, re-rolled it out and started using my cookie cutters
I used water to stick on the fondant flowers.
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