Can you please take a look at the attached pictures. They are of my Magic Line 10 x 2 inch round cake pans. I would like to cook them together as shown. However, I am not sure if there is enough space between them to cook properly?
Can you please look and tell me if they will cook together fine or not?
Also, how long do you think it will take for both of them to cook? I normally bake at 325 and use flower nails as a heating core.
Thank you in advance!
I've baked pans that close together before and they've done okay. As for time, not sure on that. I just keep baking until they're done. Maybe an hour or so?
I rotate the pans part way through the cooking time. It works fine.
I've actually baked THREE 8" round pans on one rack before (just last week in fact) and they baked up great. Your two pans should be fine.
If you normally bake at 325 and your cakes turn out well these will be OK.
I've baked those sizes on the same rack before, without a flower nail, at 325 deg. for approx. 40-45 min. and they have come out fine.
if you couldn't bake like this, i would never get anything done!!
you will be more than fine. just keep the temperature at 325 and like carmijok recommended, rotate them about 1/2 way through just to make sure they bake even. you can use the flower nail if you want, but i don't think it's necessary!
I would take out the top and bottom rack and bake on middle rack only. It waste energy to heat unused racks - plus the heat surrounds just the pans.
I back my cakes side by side without a problem. You can get a rose nail and insert in the middle of your batter and this will help heat evenly and prevent cracking. (that is one nail per pan)
I agree about baking in the center rack. I don't see a need to rotate the pans, but if you want to I'm sure it will be fine. It'll probably take about an hour.
Unless you are aware of consistent hot or cold spots in your oven, I probably wouldn't rotate the pans. Your oven temp will drop significantly in the amount of time it takes to rotate. Maintaining a more consistent oven temp will lead to cakes that bake more evenly.
However, if you know of hot/cold spots you may need to.
Thank you everyone!
I am not aware of any hot or cold spots in my oven. I to think that if I open to rotate the pans it might change the temp to much. I am going to do it like this then!! =)
Thank you again!
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I bake with my pans touching each other AND the sides of the oven all the time. Heck, when I make a pregnant belly cake, I sit the 1/2 soccer ball pan on one of the cavaties of the mini ball pan to bake. Can't make them get any closer than that!
Cakes are not really as fragile as we sometimes make them out to be.