Fat Daddios cake pan times and confusion :(

Decorating By Aresh Updated 20 Nov 2013 , 7:58pm by Chellemen

Aresh Posted 19 Nov 2013 , 6:52pm
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New to this site, but I had a quick question. I just got 2 fat dadios cake pans to try out a cake I saw for fun. Now I am worried. It is a 5x4 and an 8x4. The cake instructions did not list that I needed a heating core for the center of these. What should I do! I saw that they should be baked at 320-325 but I did not see anything about cook times.



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mfeagan Posted 19 Nov 2013 , 7:40pm
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DEFINITELY use a heating core! Even my 3 inch pans don't bake well without one! Good luck with the 4 inch!!! 


They will take at least an hour or longer to bake! 

Aresh Posted 19 Nov 2013 , 8:16pm
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Thanks! I am a bit annoyed... stupid country living magazine ;) I probably should have just gotten 2, 2 inch pans :( 

mfeagan Posted 20 Nov 2013 , 1:32am
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haha! Yeah…I thought 3 inch high pans were a good idea at one time. I now just add extra batter to the 3 inch pans and trim them down to 2 inches. They take FOREVER to bake in! Some of my recipes don't do well in them either. 


Good luck!!! I hope your cake turns out well!!

maybenot Posted 20 Nov 2013 , 5:31am
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Don't try to bake 4" cakes--you'll be very unhappy with the results.  Use the Wilton guide and just put in enough batter to make a nice full 2" layer.  You won't need a heating core in either pan and the layers will come out pretty flat to start with.  Yes, you'll need to bake each pan twice, but you will be very, very glad that you did it that way.

Chellemen Posted 20 Nov 2013 , 7:58pm
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Isn't it great that there are so many possibilities in the baking world now! Four inch deep pans are wonderful when you make the right adjustments. You can't treat them like two inch or three inch pans.


The rule to follow on a four inch pan is to "bake low and slow". I would turn your oven down to 300F.


And with those pans being so small in diameter, I wouldn't use a heating core. Instead use 2-3 flower nails. They will still act as heat conductors, but not leave a huge hole in such small cakes.


Because there are so many factors regarding bake time (oven type, recipe, altitude, etc), you need to keep an eye on your first cakes and and check for doneness throughout the baking cycle and documenting for future use in your oven. 


I'm sure you will love the benefits of baking in a four inch pan. You won't have to bake multiple layers. You will have fantastic height on your tiers, and they are a time saver. 


Happy Baking!

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