Yes, you can use any type of cake mix for this recipe. However, it is recommended to use a dense cake mix, such as pound cake or chocolate cake, to ensure the cake holds its shape when flipped out of the batter bowl.
Yes, it is important to lightly grease the batter bowl with cooking spray or butter before adding the cake batter. This will help the cake easily release from the bowl when inverted.
The "Spider" Cake is specifically designed to be made in the Pampered Chef Batter Bowl. Using a different shaped bowl or pan may result in a different outcome and may not hold its shape as well.
The baking time for the "Spider" Cake will depend on the type of cake mix you use and your oven. It is recommended to start checking for doneness after 45 minutes and continue baking in 5 minute increments until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
It is recommended to remove the "Spider" Cake from the batter bowl before decorating to ensure an even surface for decorating. Allow the cake to cool completely before decorating with frosting and other decorations.