Fat Daddios 3" Baking

Baking By SimplySweetBaking Updated 25 Dec 2011 , 2:52pm by Norasmom

SimplySweetBaking Posted 21 Dec 2011 , 11:18pm
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Hi All

I just purchased a 3" square Fat Daddios cake pan. I'm wondering if someone could share with me how they bake a cake in it. Do I need flower nails or something else to assist with the baking of the 3" cake?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

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deb4oscar Posted 21 Dec 2011 , 11:32pm
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I use the baking strips on the bigger sizes.

DeniseNH Posted 22 Dec 2011 , 3:12am
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What size is your pan. No nails needed for a 6", 8" or 10 inch but for the 12's on up, you may need one or two. If your stove is newer the bake even strips aren't needed, but if it's an old oven, yes.

SimplySweetBaking Posted 22 Dec 2011 , 9:48am
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My pan is a 10" x 10" x 3" and my oven is old.

Thank you

Rusti Posted 24 Dec 2011 , 1:11am
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I have a Magic line 10x3 and I definatly need a flower nail to bake with it or the center never gets done and the outside gets dry, and I use the baking strips.

escaliba1234 Posted 25 Dec 2011 , 5:45am
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Originally Posted by SimplySweetBaking

My pan is a 10" x 10" x 3" and my oven is old.

Thank you

With that size and depth pan, I would use the nails or heat core.
Had a major disaster with the same size square, a couple of weeks ago.
The oven could be better, I admit but I would never risk baking a cake of that size again, without using a heat core.
Learnt a sharp lesson and have obviously got away with quite a lot by sheer luck, in the past!

Evoir Posted 25 Dec 2011 , 11:09am
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Always use a heating core for pans 10" and over.

I routinely use 3" deep pans and fill them over 2" deep. I line the pans with silicon baking paper, use heating cores and even baking strips. My cakes (a lot of mud cakes) spend over 2.5 hours in the oven, and are always cooked thru and never dark on the outside.


cookiekisses Posted 25 Dec 2011 , 2:36pm
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I always bake at 325 for a longer amount of time. I do not use a flower nail or heat core. I know WASC and Chocolate WASC equivalent bakes fine in a 10x10x3; and I have a Fat Daddios pan.

Norasmom Posted 25 Dec 2011 , 2:52pm
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I Bake my 3" cakes at 350 for 1 hour 15 minutes, sometimes longer. The top gets bait brown, but I cut it off for leveling anyways. My oven is older. When I use a box mix, I fill the pan 3/4 full. When from scratch, I fill it to the top.

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