Getting Level Cakes

Decorating By ramzeesgirl Updated 7 Apr 2009 , 1:40am by Ponygirl1

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ramzeesgirl Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 9:07pm
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HELLO ALL.....I AM IN DESPERATE, DESPERATE NEED OF SOME ADVICE! I HAVE BEEN DOING CAKES FOR ABOUT 6 MTHS NOW AND CANNOT GET A LEVEL CAKE. I HAVE USED THE WILTON BAKING STRIPS, LOWERED THE TEMPERATURE SLIGHTLY IN THE BEGINNING...AND NOTHING SEEMS TO WORK. IAHVE ANN UPCOMING WEDDING TO DO THIS MONTH AND DONT WANT TO WASTE CAKE BY LEVELING IT. THANK SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HELP...HAPPY BAKING!!!

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joknee Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 9:14pm
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Me, too!!!! I have more scraps than cake sometimes!

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__Jamie__ Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 9:16pm
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Press down the tops with a towel immediately after out of the oven...use flower nails....bake at lower temp. Inevitably, at times, I still have to level. Sometimes, I don't care if it's a littleoff, because I'm going to get the top razor edge straight and flat with the icing anyways.

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Charmed Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 9:17pm
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When your cake is out of the oven put a towel on it and press gently it will level it if it is not over baked it will be nice and flat on top.

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pattycakesnj Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 9:17pm
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It could be your oven, maybe it is not sitting level on the floor or maybe your oven racks warped. Check both with a level, it may not be you

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__Jamie__ Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 9:18pm
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Originally Posted by pattycakesncookies

It could be your oven, maybe it is not sitting level on the floor or maybe your oven racks warped. Check both with a level, it may not be you





Ohhhh, my stupid oven was that way too!

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solascakes Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 9:18pm
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I don't know what else to say,i would have said baking strips,i use old kitchen towels though,checking oven temp etc,i hope you get some help soon.

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__Jamie__ Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 9:22pm
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I can't imagine what more help anyone could offer. Sometimes....you have to level, and that's all there is to it. I rarely ever do, butsometimes!

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Margieluvstobake Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 9:26pm
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Mine never come out level either. My oven is not level and my husband says that because of the type it is (a drop in oven?) it cannot be leveled. So I just have to level mine with a knife. Just think "cake balls".

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Ponygirl1 Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 1:40am
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Put a level on your rack first, and if your oven is truly "not level", try using strips of foil folded (over & over again etc.) and put under the rack on the "knobs" of the oven sides...(holds the rack) does that make any sense?????...
If it's not that, try lowering your oven temp to 300* to bake your cakes.....300* is the only way I bake my cakes...no hard, dried out corners...always moist and tender, but may take longer to bake because of the lowered temp.. To me..the 300* is the way to go.
Good luck friend.

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