The cake batter will almost completely fill a 9x2-inch round pan. As cake bakes, top will puff up over top of pan like soufflé, and top will crack slightly. This is normal and should be expected.
Use a springform pan for easy removal.
To make stencil, place fork and spoon crossed on top of cake. Sprinkle cake with powdered sugar, and then carefully remove fork and spoon.