Any Tips On Baking A 15 In Square?

Baking By Kellbella Updated 5 Apr 2011 , 3:48pm by warchild

Kellbella Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 5:25pm
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This will be the largest cake I've baked so far, the pan will fit in my oven I just wanted to know what temp I should use? 350 or 325? I will be using inverted flower nails and bake even strips. Any tips or advice would be appreciated...I don't want to waste good cake! I will be using Macsmom's orange dreamscicle recipe.

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jammjenks Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 6:38pm
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I use flower nails and bake at 325. No bake even strips for me.

warchild Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 6:59pm
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I do the same as you are going to do, use flower nails and bake even strips. I bake between 350 and 325, not one or the other.

SammieB Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 8:26pm
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I have baked my 16" square with bake even strips and flower nails at 325, but I also used my convection bake. The pan was so large, I was worried that the heat wouldn't distribute quite evenly across the bottom. It turned out just fine. I have another to do this week of that size, and I think I'm going to just stick with that, even though it takes a little longer.

kearniesue Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 8:59pm
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I always put parchment in the bottom of my pans and the nails under the parchment. That way the nails don't cause the cake to break.

Kellbella Posted 3 Apr 2011 , 1:21am
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Originally Posted by SammieB

I have baked my 16" square with bake even strips and flower nails at 325, but I also used my convection bake. The pan was so large, I was worried that the heat wouldn't distribute quite evenly across the bottom. It turned out just fine. I have another to do this week of that size, and I think I'm going to just stick with that, even though it takes a little longer.




I wish I had a convection oven! That's what I'm worried about too..even heat distribution. Thank you all!

grams Posted 3 Apr 2011 , 1:32am
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I use two flower nails, bakeven strips and 325 degrees.

Brittany6231986 Posted 3 Apr 2011 , 2:24am
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I use 3 flower nails under the parchment paper and no strips! I do not spray the sides of the pan because i want it to grab and rise even. bake at 335 deg. It turns out great every time for me. Dont know about that recipe though. good luck!

LindaF144a Posted 3 Apr 2011 , 2:35am
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I made the same thing last week. I used no bake even strips and no nails. It baked fine in about 40 minutes or there abouts.

I used a Fat Daddio pan, they may have been the reason why it baked so evenly and so well.

Vanessa7 Posted 3 Apr 2011 , 2:52am
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Might want to bake at 300 for about 20 - 30 minutes and then move temp up to 325 until cake is done. I would use 3 nails to make sure the center gets done.

Kellbella Posted 5 Apr 2011 , 3:00pm
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Thank you all for the tips. I made my cakes with 2 flower nails, at 335, no strips (they kept falling off icon_cry.gif ) and every 20 mins I turned the cake pan to help bake evenly and they turned out great! I too have Fat Daddio pans and they work great for me. Thanks again to all of you icon_biggrin.gif

warchild Posted 5 Apr 2011 , 3:48pm
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Glad your cakes worked out! thumbs_up.gif

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