Cooling Rack Suggestions

Decorating By Babs1964 Updated 11 Aug 2010 , 6:02pm by tmelrose

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Babs1964 Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 1:51am
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Any suggestions as to what I could use as a cooling rack for cakes larger than the typical small racks for cooling cookies?
I thought of using my oven racks but was concerned that the rungs on the rack might be too far apart.

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Kimmers971 Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 2:09am
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Check out the large racks by Wilton. I have 2 and use them for both cakes & cookies - they are perfect and not too expensive.
http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E319B26-475A-BAC0-53FE761A31885B5B&fid=81E71861-475A-BAC0-57745408EEE568B4

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Vanessa7 Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 2:14am
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I bought one of the large cooling racks and really love it. But, before I made this purchase, I connected my smaller racks together using twistie ties and/or rope and secured it with a stick so it didn't bend in the middle. Had to get a little creative with it but it did work!

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Babs1964 Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 2:32am
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cheatize Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 2:07pm
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I have the big Wilton rack and it sags in the middle. It's been very problematic and I won't use it anymore.

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Chasey Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 5:30pm
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I have the large Wilton cooling grid and mine still works perfectly. The most I ever have on it is a 9 x 13 pound and a 6 inch or a couple layers of 8 or 9 inch pans. I've had it at least 4 years.

Maybe it would sag if I used it constantly for much larger cakes? Doesn't seem like it would though!

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Donnagardner Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 5:46pm
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Why not use your oven racks?

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Chasey Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 5:54pm
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Originally Posted by donnagardner

Why not use your oven racks?




I do believe she answered that in her opening post! icon_smile.gif


Quote:
Originally Posted by Babs1964

I thought of using my oven racks but was concerned that the rungs on the rack might be too far apart.


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jones5cm Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 5:56pm
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I'm thinking your oven rack would be fine if you used parchment or wax paper under neath your cake...I do even on my cookie rack because I don't care for the little square notches they leave on my cake.

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tmelrose Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 6:02pm
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Oven rack! Why didn't I ever think of that????

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