Using Bake Even Strips For 1St Time

Decorating By londonpeach Updated 16 Feb 2009 , 9:51pm by kakeladi

londonpeach Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 11:46am
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I'm using my BES for the first time. It says to soak strips....well, i'm thinking, my cake has to bake for 1hr 30 mins, will I have to soak them again or will they be ok icon_rolleyes.gif
Also, should I turn the oven down a bit ???

I can't wait to see how my cake comes out icon_biggrin.gif

Hope someone can advise me icon_wink.gif

7 replies
scgriffiths Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 12:50pm
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Only soak once and leave your oven at normal temperature.
Have fun icon_biggrin.gif

londonpeach Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 1:04pm
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Thanks sc.... I've just checked my cake and it is taking a bit longer to cook icon_rolleyes.gif

It has risen a little bit, not as much as usual, is this normal...I wasn't expecting a completly flat cake icon_wink.gif

Can't wait to get it out the son can't understand why i'm sooo excited icon_lol.gif

kakeladi Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 5:14pm
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........risen a little bit, not as much as usual, is this normal......

Are you sure you added the same amount of batter? That might be why it didn't rise as much. It should rise just the same as w/o the BES.

So let us know how it turned out.

londonpeach Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 5:47pm
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Sorry I didn't mean it didn't rise as much as normal icon_redface.gif I meant it didn't dome as much as normal.

My son came down the stairs and said 'mmmm what's that smell' when i told him it's cake then explained that there wasn't a lot to cut off he was not impressed icon_lol.gif

On the whole I am pleased with my BES. I did use a deep tin as always as I don't have any shallow tins and i'm wondering if I should use 2.

Another thing i noticed is that it wasn't as crusty round the top edge.


LittleLinda Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 5:55pm
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Helpful tip: I use binder clips to hold mine on the pan. I place them about two inches from the corners around the pan.

scgriffiths Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 9:18pm
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A flat top and not-so-crusty edges are both advantages of the BES!

kakeladi Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 9:51pm
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Yes, the cake not having that huge center dome is exactly what using the BES is all abouticon_smile.gif
Next time.....try lowering your baking temp about 25 degrees F. I bet you will find it won't rise in the center at allicon_smile.gif

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