Making an 11 x 15 sheet cake - my first. Would appreciate any tips/advice. Do i need to use a heat core in a pan this size? or the flower nails as some people use? I'm scared the cake will break apart when i flip it out of the pan. Thanks for any advice.
I use homemade pan release...this works like a charm! Equal parts oil, shortening, and flour...mixed very well. I apply it to the pan with a pastry brush.
I use two flower nails sprayed with Pam spray. I also use bake even strips on the outside of the pan.
I bake at 325.
Never have any problems. Good luck!
I just use Pam or butter with flour. Sometimes I line the inside with strips of wax paper to help keep the cake from humping. I've used the flower nails before, but can't say that I noticed a big difference. I feel that the best results come from using the wax paper strips inside.
I use a flower nail, and lower the temp to 325 and bake for a bit longer. I use Wilton's Cake Release and never had a problem with sticking. When I go to get the cake out, I put my cake board on to of the cake, and flip it over. Hopefully the cake will come out in one piece !
I line the bottom w/ parchment paper, homemade cake release on the side, use two or three flower nails, bake even strips, & bake at 325.
As far as using wax paper I never have, but from what I understand it's not a product that is supposed to be used in the oven, as the wax will melt and transfer to the food, and if it's not completely covered, will smoke something awful..
I use the flower nail and bake even strips around the outside (LOVE THEM) and bake at 320
I use either pam or wilton cake release and have never used a core or flower nail and have never had a cake break when flipping it out of the pan. I also have one of the cooling racks that is bigger than my sheet cake pan so that's helpful.