So last night I am baking two 16 in cakes. I get everything mixed up..pour into the pan and go to stick it in the oven.....nope. WON'T FIT!! I have a convection oven and am assuming that because of the fan in the back the pans won't fit! This cake is the bottom of a 4 tiered cake due this Saturday for a graduation. So...thanks to my DH...we improvised. We took tin foil and covered where the oven wouldn't close. Then taped it in place with silver heating duct tape. I can't believe it worked!! They baked up beautifully.
Give your hubby a big hug for that one. He deserves it.
I have the same problem with mine...I have a convection and the fan right in the back middle won't let me fit the 16". I have not baked a cake that big, but I went to store the pan in there and i couldnt close the door.
thanks for the tip, I have the same problem but except for that, I love the convection feature, everything bakes so much faster and evenly
Ha! I love the ingenuity!
I did a 16" square two weeks ago, put the pan in the oven quickly when I got it and thought everything was great. When I put the batter in the pan and put it in the oven I realized that the back of the rack was actually lifting the pan up in the back making the batter uneven in the pan. I had to put a jelly roll pan under the cake pan to lift it off the rack and level the batter back out. I don't even have a convection oven, but the little ledge around the pans was just enough to make it a very tight squeeze.
Good save on hubby "Macgyer-ing" your oven!!! Gotta love duct tape!!