One Flower Nail Is Enough?

Decorating By Kookie Updated 7 Oct 2009 , 3:49pm by Kookie

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Kookie Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 2:07pm
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I am baking 12"x18"x2" WASC and want to know if ONE flower nail is enough to bake evenly?
I don't have any good experiences for using baking strips so just want to use flower nails.
Thanks.

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sarkee Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 2:14pm
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I use 2 in my 11x15 and the cake strips. I have always been told to use a flower nail for anything 10" and over. I love the cake strips. I never thought they would work, but I was wrong.

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Win Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 2:15pm
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I'd say two are a better bet. Usually with that size pan, I place them about six inches (I eyeball it, but place them at an equal distance from each side.) There is not one directly in the middle as would be in a round pan.

HTH!

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Win Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 2:18pm
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Originally Posted by sarkee

I use 2 in my 11x15 and the cake strips. I have always been told to use a flower nail for anything 10" and over. I love the cake strips. I never thought they would work, but I was wrong.




I have grown to love my baking strips as well... but did not like them in the beginning. Decided what I did not like was trying to pin them with the pins they provided in the package. Now, I simply use one of those "grippy" clips clamped over the rim of the pan to keep them from slipping. Some others here on CC have sewn Velcro closures on them. My clips work great for me, and I don't have to get out the sewing machine! icon_biggrin.gif

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tigerhawk83 Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 2:47pm
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I have used 2 and even 3 along with my homemade baking strips - don't know that 3 was any better than 2 but in that big a pan, at least 2.

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pattycakesnj Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 2:54pm
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love the strips and the nails, won't bake without them

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Kookie Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 3:49pm
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I will use two flower nails as you guys have suggested.
Thank you

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