Is It Neccessary To Use A Heating Core When Baking Large Cak

Decorating By careylynn Updated 14 Jan 2010 , 10:33pm by indydebi

careylynn Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 4:13pm
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Is it neccessary to use a heating core or baking strips when baking a cake larger than 10 inches? I am doing a 12in round and having trouble finding a store in my area that carries heating cores. Ughh.

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moxey2000 Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 4:25pm
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No. Use an upside-down flower nail sprayed with a little Pam. Works great!

Texas_Rose Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 4:44pm
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Moxey's right, the flower nail will work icon_biggrin.gif

It only leaves a little bitty hole too, instead of a giant one like the heating core.

leah_s Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 4:50pm
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Heating cores are just another piece of crap that Wilton thought up to sell you. It has NO value.

Sweet_Kakes Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 9:26pm
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WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A HEATING CORE? OR UPSIDE DOWN FLOWER NAIL?

TexasSugar Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 9:30pm
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The purpose of it is to conduct heat to the middle of the cake. This is especially useful in larger cakes where the sides tend to bake alot faster (since they are against the hot metal of the pan) and the center takes forever to bake.

indydebi Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 10:33pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by leah_s

Heating cores are just another piece of crap that Wilton thought up to sell you. It has NO value.




I've never used one, nor have I ever used a flower nail. That includes pans 16" round and pans 14x22" rectangle.

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