Help With Baking

Decorating By newathis Updated 21 Oct 2007 , 3:15am by kimberlina25

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newathis Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 10:53pm
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i am baking a 12" square,and the first one was overbaked on the edges and just barely done in the middle, i have to bake the next one within a hour, no time to get heating core, and suggestions? oh 12"x2" not 3" icon_redface.gif

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OzCookie Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 11:07pm
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Pop in a couple of upside-down flower nails (greased).

This is a tip that I picked up from CC, and it works wonders on larger cakes, without leaving a huge hole as per heating cores.

That said, for a 12 x 12, I find I don't need flower nails if I wrap the tin in about 6 thicknesses of newspaper, this slows the cooking down, allowing the centre to cook before the sides get crispy!

Hope that helps!

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newathis Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 11:10pm
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thanks!! i just noticed a bunch of topics about this, that i read with some other helpful ideas...i better get to it

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kimberlina25 Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 12:49am
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if the outsides are overdone, and the middle is undercooked, i would suggest lower your oven 25 degrees.

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Act1Events Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 12:52am
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For the larger cakes like 12" i bake 25 degress lower like Kimberly suggested and do the flower nail as well

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thedessertdiva Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 1:18am
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This may be a silly question, but what is the best placement for the flower nails? I place them in the center and everytime, my center sinks icon_cry.gif

This is on my 10" and 12" square and rectangle. I have 2 nails each. Help!!

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thedessertdiva Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 3:02am
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I must be the new thread killer...everytime I post a question or a reply, the thread goes dead... icon_cry.gif waaa...no one likes me anymore.... icon_cry.gif

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kimberlina25 Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 3:15am
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Originally Posted by thedessertdiva

This may be a silly question, but what is the best placement for the flower nails? I place them in the center and everytime, my center sinks icon_cry.gif

This is on my 10" and 12" square and rectangle. I have 2 nails each. Help!!





its funny that you should mention this, because I have often wondered if the placement makes a difference. i place in the center, but i wonder if i placed it elsewhere if that would make a difference

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