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Hi Nancy, I love watching your show! The project I'm fascinated with is the teddy bear cake. I don't understand about the baking core in the center, do I need to leave it in and ice the cake or what? I'm really looking forward to making this for my daughter's first birthday cake in February.

Bukkie - from Houston, TX

The heating core that bakes inside the cake pan is hollow, but should be filled with cake batter for baking. Follow the directions included with the pan for cooling – you'll see that the cake is removed from the core, then re-inserted into the cake before you ice it. Happy Baking!


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