I am still really new to baking and decorating, and really wanting to pick up on any tips that I can... which is why I LOVE CC!!
I am curious as to why people say they put a flower nail in their pans while baking. What does this do? Are there certain types of cakes or pans that you do this for? and how do you place the nail in there? Any info would be a big help! Thanks so much everybody!!
When u are making larger cakes it helps them to bake more evenly. Works pretty well in my limited experience.
Welcome to CC! You will soon become addicted like the rest of us!! I use upside down flower nails in pans 9" or bigger, 2 in a 10x15 and 3 in a 12x18 pan. It helps conduct heat so that the center of these larger cakes bake all the way. I just stick then through the parchment paper I use to line the pans.
Welcome to CC! Off the topic (sorry ), but I noticed that you are from Ft. Hood. We just moved from there. LOVED IT!! Hope you are enjoying the warm weather. We are still waiting for it to warm up here in NY.
it distributes the heat throughout the pan so they bake evenly. you can also use heating cores and bake even strips or even cut up old cloths. hth...
Just wanted to say thanks for all of the tips! I can't wait to try this!!