I am very excited to start my cake for my 3 year old nephew! He is so happy his aunt Sackie…(Jackie) is making a train cake for him! The only thing is I am using the Wilton Thomas and friends cake. I am going to take advice and use the Sour Cream Butter Cake. I will make chocolate Mousseline for the center and white chocolate mousseline for the outside. This will be my first time piping like this!
Anyway…I am in need of some advice about how much to fill the pan. I plan on making 1.5 times the recipe as it only serves 8-10 in a 9 inch round…I know there will be double the people at the party. How high do I fill the 2 inch pan? Also, I have cake strips and will try to use them on this odd shape. How much do I increase baking time? I will use the remainder batter in cupcakes. Luckily I have a smaller oven above so I should be able to put everything in at once.
I am looking for any last minute advice on using this odd shaped pan!