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Cooking Cake for Two

I'm have a quandry about baking a cake for two. My thoughts are to down size the 8 in pan as to cut the cake in half. Is there anywhere i can find a 4 in pan for round cakes? giggle--I keep thinking of my old easy bake oven and wish i had those pans now!


My children are all grown up and I only want a round cake miniaturized for two! If anyone knows a place where I can purchase mini cooking pans, i would surely appreciate it. Kate

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February 20, 20050 found this helpful

they have 6inch by 3inch pans at "joanns fabric" stores. at some of them anyway. thats where I got mine. you can use that and then just torte the cake. to make into a two layered cake.

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By Sandie (Guest Post)
February 21, 20050 found this helpful

Check out supply houses or catalogs for professional bakers. I got my smaller cake pans from a discount cart in my local grocery store. They were from their bakery department and perfect for this use. Only cost $1 each and are very heavy duty although all of them had dents or other disfigurations ~ doesn't affect their ability to bake terrific little cakes, however. Also watch at garage sales, flea markets, etc. for used ones.

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By terry (Guest Post)
February 21, 20050 found this helpful

I have gotten these smaller cake pans 5 or 6 inch i think at Walmart. A regular cake mix fills 3 or 4 of them perfect for 2 i love mine

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By gelykn (Guest Post)
February 21, 20050 found this helpful


1 cake mix any flavor
1 (4 serving size) instant pudding mix (not sugar free), any flavor


Place dry cake mix and dry pudding mix into a large bowl and blend well with a whisk. This will be about 4-4 1/2 cups dry mix and will make 8-9 coffee cup cake mixes. Place 1/2 cup dry mix into a sandwich bag. Place mix into a corner of the bag and tie it there with a twist tie. Continue making packets until all your dry mix is used.


Lemon cake mix- lemon pudding
Yellow cake mix- chocolate pudding
Devils food cake mix- chocolate pudding
Pineapple cake mix- coconut pudding
Butterscotch cake mix- butterscotch pudding

Select a large coffee cup. Check it to be sure it holds 1 1/2 cups of water. That way you will be sure you have bought the size the recipe calls for. It cant have any metallic paint on it because it will be used in the microwave. Places like WalMart and craft stores sell plain cups.

Decorating the cups:

Paint on the cup if you like. DecoArt Ultra Gloss Acrylic Enamel is one brand of craft paint that can be made dishwasher safe by baking the painted cup in the oven. (instructions are on the bottle of paint usually).


Glaze mix:

1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp dry flavoring (such as powdered lemonade mix, powdered orange breakfast drink mix, cocoa powder)
Vanilla powder (sold by coffee flavorings)

Select the flavoring appropriate to the cake you are making. For the pineapple coconut cake include flaked coconut in a separate bag with instructions to sprinkle it over the frosted cake. Place the glaze mix ingredients into a sandwich bag and tie into corner of bag. Label this bag "glaze mix" and attach it to the other bag with a twist tie.

Place one baggie cake mix and one baggie glaze mix in each coffee cup. Now attach the following baking instructions to each coffee cup.

Bake a cake in a coffee cup. Generously spray inside of coffee cup with cooking spray. Empty contents of large packet into cup. Add 1 egg white, 1 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp water to dry mix. Mix 15 seconds, carefully mixing in all the dry mix. Microwave on full power 2 minutes. (you may not get satisfactory results in a low wattage small microwave). While cake is cooking, place ingredients from "Glaze Mix" into a very small container and add 1 1/2 tsp water. Mix well. When cake is done, pour glaze over cake in cup. Enjoy while warm.

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By Linda (Guest Post)
February 21, 20050 found this helpful

Small casseroles or ramekins work well for small cakes. Also mini-loaf pans-just don't fill them more than an inch o2 2 or your cake will be "loaf-shapped"

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March 11, 20050 found this helpful

Use soup cans or small flower pots. Otherwise, just make regular size cakes and cut into serving sizes, wrap individually and freeze.


I remember as a youngster, there was nothing I liked better at Grandma's than her frozen cake!! I'd let it thaw just briefly, mmm, especially in the hot summertime!!

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By Nell (Guest Post)
March 12, 20050 found this helpful

You might try tuna cans. My grandmother used to bake gingerbread in sardine cans. The sides would be streight so you could layer.

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By samantha (Guest Post)
February 18, 20060 found this helpful

I saw mini cake pans at wal mart they have regular round ones, heart shaped ones and even spring loaded ones they are really great

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By sunshineRose (Guest Post)
September 10, 20070 found this helpful

I use the small pans a lot. As stated Walmart has them but also Christmas Tree Shop, Micaels, and A.C. Moore. Keep your eyes open because I have found them in a lot of places. Budget 101 has recipes for the easy bake oven and how to use regular mix in small amounts. I have cake pans, heart pans, pie pans, loaf pans, snowmen, and spring form pans. These make cooking small amounts easy.

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November 12, 20100 found this helpful

Hobby lobby has wedding cake pans. The topper pans my work for what you need.


Note: watch their website as they will put these items on 30 to 50 % off at times.

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