Precisely that, wannabe. Small bowl is head, and big bowl body. It's from her 50 easy party cakes book. You build up the big cake at the top with sugarpaste so the head sits properly. I also did her dotty dinosaur and used some dry spagetthi to keep it all in place! That was the cake that was as dry as the Sahara.
I did the buttermilk one for a barbie cake for dd1 in December, and it was delicious. But that was a 1 litre pyrex bowl. for the chick, its a 0.5 litre and a 2 litre so I'm using a six egg mix. A lot of cake to bugger up! Do you think the sponge would hold the sugarpaste?
Dd is turning one in a few weeks so I am making the Debbie brown chick. But, I find Debbie's Madeira cake too dry. So, I am using the nigella buttermilk cake. Just did a test run, used double quantities and used a 0.5 litre bowl and a 2 litre bowl.
Baked at 180 for 45 minutes (small) and 90 minutes (large) and both are underdone. So, can anyone suggest temperature and rough cooking times for an enormous bowl cake and a smaller one?