Terri250 Posted 4 May 2009 , 3:10pm
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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.

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Getus Posted 4 May 2009 , 3:34pm
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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! thumbs_up.gif

charleezgal Posted 4 May 2009 , 3:40pm
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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.

hth

Teresa

cakes22 Posted 4 May 2009 , 3:51pm
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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 icon_razz.gif !

hth

idjitmom Posted 4 May 2009 , 7:14pm
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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..

pattycakesnj Posted 4 May 2009 , 7:19pm
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I use the flower nail and bake even strips around the outside (LOVE THEM) and bake at 320

SweetMelissa2007 Posted 4 May 2009 , 9:07pm
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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.

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