Using Wilton 3" Pans But Cakes Are Only Rising 1.5"

Decorating By jdogga Updated 17 Jul 2005 , 7:17pm by jdogga

jdogga Posted 17 Jul 2005 , 12:04am
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I bought the 3" wilton round pans...figured they would be the best as they are wilton! But the cakes are not rising as high as I think they should. I have to bake like 4 cakes to get it the height I want...I am filling the pans 1/2 -2/3 full. Also, I find the cakes shrink alot (diameter). I'm using wilton cake release and I'm wondering if that makes them shrink?? HELP!

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traci Posted 17 Jul 2005 , 12:17am
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Hi. I use 3inch baking pans quite frequently. I usually fill mine a little more than 2/3 full. I also use wilton cake release. I cook on a little lower temp. because these cakes do take longer to cook. I think the next time you bake in one you should fill a little fuller and bake a little lower. I just experimented with mine until I got it right! Hope that helps you. icon_smile.gif

ntertayneme Posted 17 Jul 2005 , 12:37am
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You may want to use a flower nail in the center of these too as they take longer to bake icon_smile.gif

Lisa Posted 17 Jul 2005 , 1:41am
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The problems you're having could be caused by a number of things. Try checking out Baking911's What Went Wrong Chart

jdogga Posted 17 Jul 2005 , 2:17pm
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thanks...all the replies are great! Do I put the flower nail upsidedown and then just pull i it out when i flip the cake onto the board??

Andicake Posted 17 Jul 2005 , 2:30pm
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The only 3inch pan I have is an 8x3. I have never had a problem with it. I fill it about 3/4 full and bake at 325. I hope you get it figured out! they are great pans!
That is right about the flower nail, just make sure you grease it like you do the pan.

SweetCreations Posted 17 Jul 2005 , 2:46pm
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I Love my 3 inch pans I fill them about 3/4 of the way full. I also use Bakers Joy.
I hope you get it figured out soon.
~Sweet~ =0)

ashianadotkom Posted 17 Jul 2005 , 3:21pm
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do you guys put flower nail even in a 6" pan


cakegal Posted 17 Jul 2005 , 5:40pm
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I just bought my first 3" pan to try.... I will keep in mind to fill 3/4 full...the directions call for filling it only 1/2 way.....and to bake at 325 with the flower nail in it...
You ladies are the best source of cake knowledge..
Happy baking,

Andicake Posted 17 Jul 2005 , 5:55pm
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I only use a flower nail in 10in or larger

aslate Posted 17 Jul 2005 , 6:51pm
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When I use my 3 in wilton pans, I use a flower nail in 8in or larger. I also swear by baker's joy. I have never used anything else thumbs_up.gif .

jdogga Posted 17 Jul 2005 , 7:17pm
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thanks you are all so helpful!!

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