My Cakes Are Flopping

Decorating By happybee Updated 4 Nov 2009 , 2:22am by step0nmi

happybee Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 12:08am
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I feel like such a fool - here I am all inspired to decorate my husbands 50th birthday cake and ALL the cakes I have made are flopping. I am hoping it is just the calibration of my oven (service call) but I have tried numerous recipes and the cake it either too dry or not cooked through the centre. Today was the final straw and I think I am going to just go to the local bakery and order the cake - guess its a safer bet.
Anyone out there experience anything like this. Can I really be the only one? icon_sad.gif

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pattycakesnj Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 12:17am
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I always bake with bake even strips around the outside and a flower nail in the middle of any cake larger than 8 inches. No more dried out edges or soggy middles. Everything bakes evenly. HTH

JanH Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 1:45am
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Hard to bake cakes if your thermostat is on the fritz. icon_sad.gif

Everything you need to know to make, decorate and assemble tiered/stacked/layer cakes:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-605188.html

Above super thread has popular CC recipes for crusting American buttercreams, several types of fondant and doctored cake mix (WASC and other flavors) - and so much more!

HTH

step0nmi Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 2:22am
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are you scratch or box mix baker?

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