When using the flower nail as a heating core, do you place the nail upside down (pointy end up) in the cake pan or the other way around? When do you place it in the pan (probably a dumb question... but... )
I just did this for the first time the other day. I placed the flat side down on the pan and poured the batter around it. If you tried to place it the other way, the nail would fall over before the cake could set enough to hold it. Good luck!
yes you put the flat,round part on bottom of pan. in middle,depending on how big a pan you are using,make sure you oil it. then add you cake mix
Thanks, that's what I was thinking, but then wondered if it was supposed to be inserted half way through cooking or something. Thanks!
And, of course, I forgot I was going to try this and already poured my batter into the pan. Duh.
I always grease and flour it and put it in just like the other posters. I've read where someone has put it in after the cake batter if they forgot and just did tip in. I think it depends on how thick your batter is though.
i made my own heating cores. depending on the size of the pan- if its small i use those small cans that tomatoe paste comes in and grease/flour or pam spray the insides and out. if its a larger cake i use either tomatoe sauce cans or soup cans! lol. works great.
plus having the cans on hand' you have a handy dandy biscuit cutter too!