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Silicone cake pan -- tips or tricks?

eamcd | Feb 16, 201210:51 AM

My daughter got one of the "as seen on tv" giant cupcake pans for Christmas. Tomorrow's her 11th birthday and she wants to make one for her friends.

We've used it once. While it worked overall (and looked cute), the center of the cake in both "pans" rose up into a dome and the edges were a little crispy. It took quite a while for the center to be cooked, so the edges got a little brown (not burnt).

She's using a cake mix, because these are her first tries at doing cakes completely by herself.

We trimmed off the "bumps" on both baked cakes so we could to assemble it. So it worked, but was a little smaller since the extra cake was trimmed off so the pieces could be stacked.

Any tips for baking in silicone pans? Do you adjust the temp or timing? Any ideas of how to keep the "mounds" forming in the middle?

Here's the pan:

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