Baking A 12X18 Cake

Decorating By barb419 Updated 3 Jun 2010 , 9:32pm by barb419

barb419 Posted 28 May 2010 , 1:46pm
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I have never baked a 12x18 size cake before, so I don't know how it is going to rise. I was reading about using flower nails to help to keep the dome down. Would I need to use them on this size cake? If so how many and where would I place them? Thanks for the help.

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ddaigle Posted 28 May 2010 , 1:52pm
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I always put one in the middle of my 12x18

cakesbymark Posted 28 May 2010 , 2:06pm
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Originally Posted by barb419

I have never baked a 12x18 size cake before, so I don't know how it is going to rise. I was reading about using flower nails to help to keep the dome down. Would I need to use them on this size cake? If so how many and where would I place them? Thanks for the help.



i would use 2..
i use 2 heater cores on my 12x18

sweetcakes Posted 28 May 2010 , 2:10pm
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i dont use any, i have tried it but i prefer how it bakes without the nails.

indydebi Posted 28 May 2010 , 2:34pm
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I've never used flower nails or heating cores. I grease-only-no-flour the pan, use baking strips, bake at 325 (in a home oven). cake rises higher than the pan every time. (I use 3 Betty Crocker cake mixes.)

nonna5 Posted 28 May 2010 , 3:08pm
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I always use flower nails on large pans. Be sure to grease and flower the entire nail. On a 12 x 17 I usually use 5 or 6 nails spaced evenly apart down the center. My cakes come out level and they are done in the middle.

newcakester Posted 29 May 2010 , 12:47am
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Barb 419. I am with you, I am getting ready to bake my first 12 X 18 cake. Thanks for posting your question. Can anyone give some advice on how much batter it is going to take to make one? Does anyone have a good recipe to recommend? I have used the Original WASC for several cakes and love that recipe, but how much batter do I need?

JanH Posted 29 May 2010 , 12:51am
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Originally Posted by newcakester

Can anyone give some advice on how much batter it is going to take to make one? Does anyone have a good recipe to recommend? I have used the Original WASC for several cakes and love that recipe, but how much batter do I need?




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http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-605188-.html

HTH

tesso Posted 29 May 2010 , 1:13am
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to OP... I have never used flower nails, or bake strips, I currently have 3 18x18 cakes sitting on my table waiting to be covered in fondant. I just bake 300 degrees abot 80 -90 minutes. i have a gas oven, so it can vary slightly.

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newcakester Posted 29 May 2010 , 12:05pm
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JanH, thanks for the helpful link. It had all the information I needed. I have been checking out CC for a few weeks and reading as much as I can. All the folks seem so helpful and I appreciate the assistance since I am still new to this wonderful addictive thing called cake decorating. icon_biggrin.gif

barb419 Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 5:24pm
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WOW! there are so many different ways to do this! I guess I will have to pick one and try it to see if it works for me. Thanks to everyone for the advice. Like newcakester, I am pretty new to cake decorating, and this site has been sooooo helpful in my cake decorating. If I ever have a question about anything cake related, I know where to come for the answers! Thanks everyone!!!

barb419 Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 9:32pm
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indydebi said she uses 3 cake mixes for this size pan. If I use an 11 x 15 pan will I need 3 cake mixes or just 2? Im still trying to figure out how many people Im going to be serving to decide which size cakes I need, so Im trying to get all my options before baking. Thanks!

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