I was wondering if any business owners here have used a pizza oven to bake cakes???? Is it possible to bake a cake on a rack on a pizza oven???? Please Help! There is a business oppertunity for me and it comes with "pizza" ovens??????????
I was just wondering that the other day. hope you find out soon. I'd like to know too.
I went a couple weeks ago and visited a local bakery. The owner showed me around her whole place and she uses old pizza ovens to bake her cakes in. I've never tried it but she has had much success with it.
Good to know! Thankyou so much. Would you know if it was a revolving pizza oven or flat bottom?
It was a flat bottom I'm pretty sure.
oh wow......good to know! Thanks Again!!
Glad to help!
ARe you referring to a deck oven? The type with stone bottom and sides? If so I used to bake cakes and pies in them all the time. Much better than a convection in my opinion. You can even buy racks to install so you can have 2 shelves.
Yes I was........it doesn't burn the bottom of the cakes? I think that's what i need to know. Thanks
In school we had deck ovens and I believe we covered the bottom in inverted sheet pans to keep the bottoms of the cakes from burning. That type of oven works very well for cakes, pies, and breads.
the hotel i worked at in australia had deck ovens and that is what we used for most of our stuff we only used the combi ovens for steamed puddings and creme carmels.
the base of the oven had a built in rack to items didnt burn unless we were having maitenace issues but bare in mind our ovens were never turned off they ran 24/7 as the do take a while to come to temperature.
Does anyone know where to buy the rack to make a double rack for baking? Also would you happen to know what temp to bake cupcakes at? I have an opportunity to do a trial at a friends pizza shop and don't want to waste the time I'm alotted on trying to figure the temps....I'd appreciate any help with this...Thanks and God Bless...Vee :)
I have encountered many deck ovens and pizza ovens and as per my small knowledge I wanna share some with u guyzz. Pizza ovens have hearth stones for baking. As it becomes hot, even after switching it off the heat retains for a longer duration as compared to deck ovens. In deck ovens( gas or electric the base is metal in comparison to stone or clay in pizza oven. In here the heat retains for a small duration compared to pizza ones. So there is a chance of burning in pizza ovens. But if u can control the temperature, it will be great. Some multi purpose ovens have the facilities of making both pizza and cakes or muffins. But if u have to go for commercial basis, I will suggest u to go for deck ovens( gas or electrically operated) as to remain on the safer side. Among the gas and electrical, go for electrical as it is economical and multi purpose. U can make different items in different decks with different temperatures which is barely possible in gas operated ones.
As per my suggestion u can go for normal baking time and temperature i.e. 170-180 degree centigrade( please go for smaller value to be on the safe side) and time for 15 to 20 min. The cupcakes are the like babies of cakes. So take care not to plunder them.
Love and best of luck!!!!
I have baked in deck pizza ovens and in opinion, they are the best...I have baked a lot of pizzas in a conveyor oven and never did try to bake cakes, pie or cookies because I don't think it would work. Is there a chance they would let you try one to see the results of your cake recipe?