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how can i make a dome shaped cake?

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MamaChocoholic Mon 21-Jan-13 19:16:56

I have foolishly promised ds an R2D2 birthday cake. My plan is to take a chocolate sponge, some white and blue icing, and edible glitter, and try and make R2D2's head. But with a regular chocolate sponge it will obviously be a bit them wrong shape. Is there any way I can make it more dome like? Am not convinced buttercream icing would be up to the job, and I've had no other ideas.

Jojobump1986 Mon 21-Jan-13 19:23:18

Make the cake in a pudding basin? My mum used to do that & then stuck a leg-less Barbie into the top & iced it so it looked like a dress!

BananaPie Mon 21-Jan-13 19:25:59

It might be hard to make sure it's cooked all the way through if you did it in a pudding basin. Could you do a two dimensional version and just cut the shape out of normal cakes?

Arithmeticulous Mon 21-Jan-13 19:26:41

Pyrex bowl

fanoftheinvisibleman Mon 21-Jan-13 19:28:08

My friend makes fantastic cakes and she uses pyrex for thise sort of shapes

MaureenMLove Mon 21-Jan-13 19:30:10

Pyrex bowl will do the trick. Just make sure you make a madeira cake, rather than an victoria sponge. It'll hold the shape better once it's cooled.

Cook slowly and if the top starts browning too much, put some tinfoil over it.

<<shudder at the though of an R2D2 cake. Never again!>>

MamaChocoholic Tue 22-Jan-13 19:44:40

Thanks for all the advice. Off to buy a pyrex bowl!

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