I Need The Cooking Time For Different Sized Pans

Decorating By starryskyhearts Updated 21 Jun 2009 , 5:02pm by indydebi

starryskyhearts Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 4:21pm
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I need the cooking times for a 5x2 inch cake pan and also a 7x2 inch cake pan.
Does anyone know or know where I can find out?

Please and thank you!

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indydebi Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 4:28pm
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First, I stopped using a timer years ago. I bake 'em "until they're done".

Average baking time for cakes is around 30 minutes. Less for smaller cakes, longer for larger cakes.

It all depends on your oven and other factors anyway, so whatever they tell you in the directions is just a guideline anyway.

starryskyhearts Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 4:39pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

First, I stopped using a timer years ago. I bake 'em "until they're done".

Average baking time for cakes is around 30 minutes. Less for smaller cakes, longer for larger cakes.

It all depends on your oven and other factors anyway, so whatever they tell you in the directions is just a guideline anyway.




Alright, that's pretty much what I do too, but about how long before I should start checking it? I've only ever cooked in standard 8in pans and that's about half an hour, so would it be like 20 minutes for the 5x2 and 25 for the 7x2? I just don't want them to overcook because my estimates were off.

indydebi Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 4:43pm
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Whatever you feel comfortable with. If you want to check it at 20 minutes, then do so. I wait until I can smell it, then I know it's done.

starryskyhearts Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 4:46pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Whatever you feel comfortable with. If you want to check it at 20 minutes, then do so. I wait until I can smell it, then I know it's done.




That's a good idea, I never even thought of that. Thank you!

indydebi Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 4:49pm
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I think it's an acquired "skill"! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif I never really noticed that's what I was doing until people would walk into my home or my shop and comment "oh it smells so good in here!" I'd reply, "Really? You can smell this stuff baking?" I just couldn't smell it anymore. Then I'd notice "Hey! I smell cookies!" which would send me to the oven and surprise surprise, they'd be done. So that became my "timer".

starryskyhearts Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 4:53pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

I think it's an acquired "skill"! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif I never really noticed that's what I was doing until people would walk into my home or my shop and comment "oh it smells so good in here!" I'd reply, "Really? You can smell this stuff baking?" I just couldn't smell it anymore. Then I'd notice "Hey! I smell cookies!" which would send me to the oven and surprise surprise, they'd be done. So that became my "timer".




What if you're cooking two different sizes at once?

indydebi Posted 21 Jun 2009 , 5:02pm
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I put the big pans in the back of the oven and the smaller pans in the front so I can take the smaller pans out when they're done and let the bigger pans continue to bake.

I mean, it's not like your oven door goes on a timed lock or something and you can't open the door to take some out ahead of time. icon_biggrin.gif

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