I am making my first puzzle cake. My mom gave me money to spend on cake supplies so I got some bake even strips. I mixed my cake, filled the pans and put on my strips. What I failed to do was realize that I should have probably put foil on the bottom of the oven. My cake all went over the sides, smoke is pouring out of the oven, I have every fan on in the house, all windows and doors open, the timer and the smoke detectors are all going off at the same time. AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! I have probably ruined my new baking strips. My husband said to still finish baking them. I have never had cake go over the side this bad. Is it because of the strips. I of course realize that I obviously have too much batter in the pan. I was using carrot cake and it never really rises that much. Must be the strips. I'm afraid to go on. There goes the timer again!
The strips prevent the cake from rising... it gives a flat top and no dome. I think it was just too much batter...
I'm going to try it again. Strips weren't damaged. Thank goodness. I couldn't even breath in my house it was soooo smokey.
Good luck! I'm sorry you had so many troubles
I don't believe the problem was caused by the strips - I believe you put too much batter in your pans.
I'm very sorry this happened to you. How upseting.
So sorry this happened to you. When I had a similar experience, the cakes were ruined! They tasted just like the smoke!
Hey, just wondering, I'm assuming you can wash the baking stripes?
I think so. I would probably handwash them though.
I've hand-washed my baking strips before and they're fine. I think the problem was too much batter, also.
Yep, too much batter. If you measure your amounts, this won't happen again. Wiltons chart is very accurate when it comes to this. Placed in the middle of the year book, it gives a complete guide to how much batter for each size/height pan.
The bake even strips will be okay. We used to hand wash them at the bakery (after giving them a soak) and hang them to dry.
Another cake, another lesson!
Good Luck. Hang in there - you're doing fine.