12X18X3 Cake Pan ????

Decorating By bmarlow001 Updated 19 Mar 2014 , 6:56pm by Dewath

bmarlow001 Posted 27 Jan 2010 , 2:09am
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I just bought a 12x18x3 cake pan and I have a few questions...

do I need a heating core to put in the center so it bakes all the way through?

how long do I cook it for?

What temp do I cook it on?

Really don't want to have to deal with trial and error since this cake is due on Thursday so any help would be awesome!

TIA

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JanH Posted 27 Jan 2010 , 2:22am
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Here's a link to Wilton's 3" deep cake pan preparation and servings chart:

http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-3-inch-pans.cfm

I would use inverted flower nails (in place of heating cores) for any 3" deep pan. And because this is such a large pan I would use multiple flower nails as well as bake even strips.

HTH

Tiffany29 Posted 27 Jan 2010 , 2:24am
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I bake at 325 for about an hour, I have bever actually timed it. I usually know by the smell when it's done.

I have never used a heating core and so far haven't had any problems with a cake not getting done.
you can always use one anyway. HTH!

kjt Posted 27 Jan 2010 , 2:26am
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Like Jan, I would use inverted flower nails. I have never used the bake even strips. I'd bake it at 325 degrees, or maybe a little lower.

Hope it turns out just perfect! icon_smile.gif

JanH Posted 27 Jan 2010 , 2:30am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tiffany29

I bake at 325 for about an hour, I have bever actually timed it. I usually know by the smell when it's done.




Do you have a convection oven because the Wilton chart recommends 85-90 mins. at 325F.

(Based on my experience, a WASC cake would definitely bake for the recommended amount of time and usually a bit more.)

bmarlow001 Posted 27 Jan 2010 , 2:49am
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I wish I had a convection oven! lol but no I don't icon_sad.gif

I will definitely check out the chart though icon_smile.gif I actually have it saved to my computer but didn't even think to use it for this! thank you!

Tiffany29 Posted 27 Jan 2010 , 6:55pm
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JanH~No, I wish!!
I have a teeny oven. It's a wall unit from the 70's. I just measured it. Inside wall to wall is 17 inches. Long ways it's 20 inches so a 12x18 just fits. I have never timed the cake because I usually get side tracked. I should correct myself to say that I check it after about an hour.
I'm not in business yet, but a new oven will be on my list!

Dewath Posted 19 Mar 2014 , 6:56pm
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