The 9" pie pan took about half the batter, so the rest I used to make cupcakes and a rolled cake. I could have cut the recipe in half in retrospect, but I didn't know how much I'd need, so I used full recipe. It cooked pretty much just like my 8 1/2" round cake pans, which is nice because cook time was predictable. When it was done I took it out and let it cool int he cake pan.
The next trick was getting it out of the pan. The top of the cake was over the rim of the pan and it was kind of stuck, so I took a fork and gently pulled the cake in towards the centre of the cake to release it all the way around because I didn't want it to break. Once it was loose all the way around I turned it upside down but it was pretty stuck so I did the next best thing. Considering its a disposal pie pan I cut through the rim of it and peeled it off half at a time.
Next step was to roll out my fondant that I had coloured with "ivory" colouring (perfect choice). I roll it out on wax paper because when I roll it nice and thin I find it hard to transfer without ripping. I used a new 9" pie pan. This is pretty much exactly like laying out pie pastry (which I was never good at).
The next step I didn't take a photo of, but with the cake portion upside down I smoothed on a thin layer of butter cream icing on the bottom and sides (to help the fondant stick), I then carefully flipped the cake right side up into the fondant pie crust in the pan.
After, I went over the main part of the pie with a damp Scott towel dipped in the colouring.. I used a scrap piece of the fondant I had cut off to test the colour before putting it on the pie, because I didn't want to mess it up. Yet again, I made the little bumps over the cherries a bit darker, because they commonly bake darker as well (but not much, I tried to make it quite discreet). Lastly, I noticed that the red icing wasn't quite as red as I would have liked and didn't look very cherry like, so I took the red food colouring gel and put a drop on the plate and painted it very carefully into the teardrop shapes on the cake to make it jump out more and it worked nicely, it gave it a much deeper colour..