What Happens When You Over Bake A Cake?

Decorating By Ruth0304 Updated 24 Dec 2009 , 2:28am by Ruth0304

Ruth0304 Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 10:10pm
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I just found out that if a cake pulls from the sides of pan that it is overbaked icon_cry.gif so what can I do? Is it still good?

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_Jamie_ Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 10:19pm
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My cakes pull away slightly. They are far from being overbaked. Excessive pulling away is not good.

Elserj Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 10:27pm
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Make cake balls out of it.

indydebi Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 10:29pm
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In my personal opinion, flouring a pan will also cause a cake to pull away slightly from the sides. I've greased-only-no-flour'd my pans for over 30 years with great results.

There are different degrees of overbaked. I've let some cakes get away from me. but when I do the trim-jobs (leveling), I taste those to determine if there is a burned taste or if it's dry.

A couple of times, I had some pretty overbaked sides. Fortunately, they were square cakes. I filled and stacked while they were partially frozen, then trimmed the sides, cutting away the 'crusty' sides. Worked great.

Ruth0304 Posted 24 Dec 2009 , 2:28am
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Thanks guys icon_smile.gif

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