Wilton Baking Strips..... Silly Question

Decorating By justpracticecakes Updated 22 Sep 2012 , 8:05pm by cakemaker2

justpracticecakes Posted 21 Sep 2012 , 12:53am
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I always use wilton baking strips on my small cakes. I was making an eleven by fifteen sheet tonight.i wraped the pan with the dampened strips and they slide right off. I tighted the pins and tried to press them against the pan and when i got to the oven they slid off again. Baked it with out them and lowered the temp to 300. Cake baked uneven. Ofcourse.after i level it ,it will be an inch high.gonna bake.a.second layer tomorrow.the order is for a sheet cake......how the heck do you get the strips to stay on a large pan?????????

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BakingIrene Posted 21 Sep 2012 , 12:58am
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Get the pack of four strips. They are a LOT longer and two of them will fit the 11x15. I overlap the ends some, and they don't fall off for me. But they sure do the job of keeping the humps away.

denetteb Posted 21 Sep 2012 , 1:45am
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Does your pan have sloped sides? if so, it is much harder to get the strips to stay on.

justpracticecakes Posted 21 Sep 2012 , 1:51am
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Yes they are kinda sloped. Very frustrated. I guess my cake will just have to be. Two layer sheet. And its a buttercream order. I hate buttercream.i can never get it to look smooth. icon_redface.gif

rdjr Posted 21 Sep 2012 , 2:08am
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I use black binder clips! they work GREAT!!

kimbm04r Posted 21 Sep 2012 , 2:20am
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Originally Posted by rdjr

I use black binder clips! they work GREAT!!

I bought me a pack of stainless-looking mini binder clips. I love them.

DeniseNH Posted 21 Sep 2012 , 2:29am
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I think before bake strips were invented older bakers used towel strips, dampened and pinned onto the sides of the pan with straight pins.

Apti Posted 21 Sep 2012 , 2:46am
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justpracticecakes~~Nearly all of the cakes in your photo gallery are round. Usually the round pans you purchase from Wilton have sides that are straight up like this: l_l
(An exception is the Wilton 2 pan set of 9x2" round pans. Those pans "nest" which means that have angled, NOT straight sides.)

Nearly ALL square of rectangle pans purchased in a store have angled sides like this: \\_/

You have to purchase more expensive, specialty pans from Magic Line or Fat Daddio's from a specialty cake store or online to get straight sides.

Here is a tutorial with photos of a round pan being used with Wilton metal flower nails and Bake Even strips.

Use those same techniques on rectangle or square pans.

justpracticecakes Posted 21 Sep 2012 , 8:07pm
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Thank all of you so much .after buying the clips. Reading everything im rebaking.i hope this works.i cliped the strips right on. They did stay on this time.

cakemaker2 Posted 22 Sep 2012 , 8:05pm
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rdjr: Thanks for the tip about the clips, I have lots of those! thumbs_up.gif

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