I baked 2 - 10 inch cakes and even though I used the bake even strips, the cakes are still domed and uneven. I followed the directions. I soaked the strips in water. I made sure the oven was at 350 degrees before I put the cakes in. ( I have an oven thermometer that hangs off of the rack)
The cake pans were on a cookie sheet so when I wrapped the pans with the cake strips, they seemed to be tight around the pans.
Any advice?? I am not sure what I did wrong..
Depending how much they domed, one technique I found on Youtube is to take a towel and when they come out of the oven pat down the cake while it is still hot. This works to make it not so domed.
Hope this helps.
I would try baking at 325 and put a flower nail upside down in the center of each pan (along with the bake even strips). I use flower nails on anything over 8" to help disburse the heat and it works great.
I'm not sure if it makes a difference or not, but I always soak my strips in ice cold water. You also want to make sure you don't wring them out too much.
I do bake at 325 and use a flower nail for 3in tall pans or 10in and over pans. I'll still get a little bit of a dome sometimes but nothing I can't work with
Great! Thanks for the advice.. I will definatley give the flower nail and lower oven temp a try.. and now that I think about it, soaking them in cold water probably does make a difference too...