How Do I Keep Cakes From Falling?

Baking By sister340 Updated 9 Apr 2010 , 5:36pm by sister340

sister340 Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 5:50am
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I guess they are "falling". I baked a 14" square today with two of the heat cores in it for 1 hr 20 min @ 325. It had fallen before I even opened the door to check it. Any idea why? Only my very smallest cakes seem cooked and don't sag. But it's strange they fall before I even open the oven door....................

Also do you like 2" or 3" pans best for wedding cakes? I have more 3", but I think I like doubling 2" ones better. Get a higher layer.

j.

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AnotherCreation Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 12:51pm
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I like using the 2in pans better. Maybe it is the receipe you are using??? I personally hate using the heat cores. I use the flower nails and have much better results.

leah_s Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 12:58pm
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I have never used a heat core. Ever. 50 years of baking.

I gave away my 3" pans because I don't like how they bake.

It sounds like it could be an issue with too much leavening.

leah_s Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 1:10pm
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I have never used a heat core. Ever. 50 years of baking.

I gave away my 3" pans because I don't like how they bake.

It sounds like it could be an issue with too much leavening.

sister340 Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 2:13pm
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I am using the WASC recipe, trying to follow it completely.

AnotherCreation Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 3:47pm
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try the flower nails......

KHalstead Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 4:00pm
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definitely try the flower nails!!! Use a few of them for a 14" square.

Are you sure your oven temp. is being regulated?? Because if the heat is changing, raising, dropping, raising, etc. that will make them fall (it's the same as constantly opening the door, smaller cakes seem to be less affected by the temp. change)

sister340 Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 4:07pm
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Just took 2nd 14" out of oven with just 2 flower nails, MUCH better!!! Thanks! I had heard several say they don't like the heat cores, now I'm one of those!!

AnotherCreation Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 5:09pm
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YEAH!!!!!! and no major holes in the cake icon_lol.gif

sister340 Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 5:36pm
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The holes are terrible! Yeah!

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