1St Sheet Cake

Decorating By Andrea716 Updated 28 Jul 2011 , 2:22am by nuney

Andrea716 Posted 22 Jul 2011 , 2:36am
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I'm going to be making my first sheet cake with a tropical theme. I plan to use two 12x18 pans and put them together for the full sheet cake. Since this requires a large amount of batter, does anyone have a recipe that would work well for this type of cake?

Any suggestions would be a great help!
Thank you!

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ShandraB Posted 22 Jul 2011 , 2:58am
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What flavor are you looking for? There are a vast number of recipes available under the recipe tab at the top of the screen.

Have you baked other large cakes before? Most good cake recipes can be baked in large pans without difficulty. I usually lower my baking temp by at least 25 degrees and use flower nails to help promote even baking.

Some people use bake-even strips or heating cores, etc... I don't think they make much difference.

Chonte Posted 22 Jul 2011 , 3:19am
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most recipes can be doubled safely. when i mad my first 12X18 i just made double batches. i would also recommend using a flower nail instead of bake even strips, since the pan is so big u would prolly need to attach 4 or 5 strips together

nuney Posted 28 Jul 2011 , 1:46am
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Why do people use flower nail for, when baking a sheet cake??

angelleyes Posted 28 Jul 2011 , 1:50am
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To try to cook even do u don't get a dome

nuney Posted 28 Jul 2011 , 2:22am
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thanks for the info. I appreciated! icon_smile.gif

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