I've never made a sheetcake before. Do I need to use a flowernail while baking like big rounds? Thanks so much!!
I use a flower nail in all of my cakes. If it's really large, sometimes I use two. Good luck with your sheet cake!
Yes....in my 12 x 18 I use 2 and it works great.
Ues the wraps around your cake pan. They have long ones and you can wrap them around and pin them in place. It helps it rise more evenly. If you happen to get one sided hump, as often happened to me in my funky German oven, trim off the hump and keep the scraps to boost up one side. Just tuck them under the flat side until even and ice as normal.
You can also use the nails, but use 2, one on each side.
Yes! I use parchment paper and a flower nail. Put the nail under the parchment and be sure and grease the nail too. Have fun!
Excellent! Thanks all... off to bake. I never imagined I'd be intimidated by a sheet!!
2 nails and parchment paper. Worked like a dream! Thanks so much everyone!
I'm glad it worked.
I don't get it. What does the flower nail do?
A flower nail acts as a heating core. It conducts heat into the center of the batter a bit quicker then not having one in there. Idea is the cake will bake without the hump because the heat is more distributed.
so your saying that if I put a flower nail in there, I wont have the uneven hump that I have to cut off? I always end up cutting too much, then cutting uneven, and then cutting it again uneven... Its awful! LOL
and the parchement paper.. you line the bottom of the pan? do you go up the sides? I just use bakers joy. it works, but I am always worried I'll use too much. ??
Ok, I have never done this before so how do you use the flower nails in the large cakes when baking? Are they put in stem first into the batter? Are they put in the bottom of the pan and then put in the mix?
Oh, I guess if I read further I would have learned the technique. So, you put the flower nail on bottom of the pan, stem side up and greased and greased parchment over it? Right?
That is correct. Prepare the flower nail(s) the same as the pan. After you pour in the batter you may have to slide them back into place. I have not used parchment paper but have never had a problem just using the nails.
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