Oven Help!

Decorating By Carabella Updated 2 Mar 2014 , 5:18pm by Carabella

Carabella Posted 27 Feb 2014 , 8:06am
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Hi everyone!

I'm just wondering if anyone can help me with a baking question. Usually, I bake 2 9inches at the same time on the same shelf and it doesn't effect the baking time, but as I have a 2 tier cake to do I wanted to know if I can put all 4 cakes in the oven at the same time? If it is, will it effect the baking time or how the cake will bake? I'm just thinking it will save me time if I can do it in one go! Thanks!

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MimiFix Posted 27 Feb 2014 , 6:20pm
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You can fill your oven with cake tins as long as there's a couple inches of clearance for air circulation. A full oven does mean a few extra minutes of baking time, but it's not significant. Once you get the hang of it, you'll be forever happy with this knowledge.

Carabella Posted 27 Feb 2014 , 7:03pm
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AThank you so much for answering my question MimiFix! With the 2 9inches and the 2 6inches in the oven there is still plenty of room for the circulation. Do I have to swap their positions during cooking or they are fine to stay in one place?

MimiFix Posted 27 Feb 2014 , 7:48pm
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I always rotate pans for an even bake. If your oven has serious hotspots, then you must rotate them. Otherwise, use your discretion.  

Carabella Posted 28 Feb 2014 , 4:11am
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AThank you, I'll try it tonight!

Carabella Posted 2 Mar 2014 , 5:18pm
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AMimiFix, I just wanted to say thank you for your advice, I put 4 pans in the oven, rotated them once and they came out perfect! What a time saver, especially when baking mud cakes! Thank you again : )

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