My First Big Cake!

Decorating By cakesreinvented Updated 9 Jul 2014 , 2:07pm by petitecat

cakesreinvented Posted 8 Jul 2014 , 6:31pm
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AOmgosh i got my first big cake order for in two weeks.

My question is do you all use traditional baking pans or do you use straight edge?

I want it to be perfect.

Also I'm still getting a bit of a some on my cakes. Going to attempt the "wet towel" strips. Anyone have luck with that?

Thanks! ☺☺

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Dayti Posted 8 Jul 2014 , 7:04pm
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Definitely use pans with straight edges, it will save you lots of hassle trimming them. Straight edge pans do not nest inside each other, that's the best way of finding out if they are straight!


Wet towel/baking strips...each to their own. I don't get much of a dome, if any (only on mud cakes and my carrot cakes), but I trim them all down anyway to level them and get the right size layers. 

cakesreinvented Posted 8 Jul 2014 , 11:24pm
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AWhat brand have you found works best?

Dayti Posted 9 Jul 2014 , 9:22am
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I use PME/Fat Daddio's, others on here find they love Magic Line. Wilton...avoid, unless it is the Decorator Preferred range, which are better quality than the normal ones IMO.

remnant3333 Posted 9 Jul 2014 , 11:16am
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Good luck on your wedding cake!! Be sure and post a picture.

johnbailey64 Posted 9 Jul 2014 , 1:00pm
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Baking strips really do help, before I purchased some, I used a towel, cut in strips and wet. That worked for me, too, maybe just as well. I had a thinner towel, and a wide strip, and doubled it -folded down.


Sometimes, I still have to trim a little.

petitecat Posted 9 Jul 2014 , 2:07pm
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Sometimes turning down the oven for certain cakes help where you can't use the bake even strips, like giant cupcake tins, sphere tins, etc. For big cakes (bigger than an 8") I generally lower the temperature and sometimes put it on a lower shelf too. Have to have patience though because it takes a lot longer in the oven.


Good luck with the order!

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