How To Bake Thin Layers

Baking By mdmitchell Updated 26 Aug 2010 , 3:04am by imagenthatnj

mdmitchell Posted 26 Aug 2010 , 12:17am
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While watching Cake Boss and other shows they use thin layers so they don't have to split the cake. How do they bake the thin layers. Looks like they use sheet pans, but how much batter goes in them.

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iluvpeeks Posted 26 Aug 2010 , 2:28am
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Hi I may be able to help you with this. I just made a Cross cake this past weekend for my Grandson's Christening. It had to be a big cake, so I baked 3 18"x12"x2" sheets. I really didn't want to get into having a disaster. In other words, I DID NOT want to torte the layers. I used Dawn's Vanilla Butter Cake cause I wanted it to be sturdy. I used 1 recipe for each sheet. I guess it filled each pan alittle less than half. I just watched it real close to make sure I wouldn't overbake them. They came out great. Also in Dawn's recipe she says to put parchment paper in the pans, and I think it helped hold them together. HTH

motherofgrace Posted 26 Aug 2010 , 3:01am
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go to bakerellas site, she did one... and she used a few disposible pans

imagenthatnj Posted 26 Aug 2010 , 3:01am
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mdmitchell, there are also sheet pan extenders, 2 inches in height for your sheet pans and baking sheets so that they don't overflow.

imagenthatnj Posted 26 Aug 2010 , 3:04am
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Oh yes, Bakerella's 14-layered cake. Beautiful, but I'm sure that takes a while to bake though.

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