Altering A Recipe For Large Commercial Cake Batter

Decorating By mesha1006 Updated 6 Jan 2015 , 7:05pm by Pastrybaglady

mesha1006 Posted 5 Jan 2015 , 6:58pm
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AHello Everyone!! I was wondering if anyone could help me with making cake batter efficiently with my new 20qt commercial mixer.. When I double my recipe to make 10 cakes my cakes and cupcks are coming out gooey and oily looking.. Please help me if you know the answer .. God bless you and thanks in advance !

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MimiFix Posted 5 Jan 2015 , 9:31pm
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Double check your math and ask someone else to do the same. All my recipes went from a 5 qt mixer to a 30 qt, and some were even scaled up for a 60 qt. Only a couple of times I've had a problem, and it was from fuzzy math. Good luck.

-K8memphis Posted 5 Jan 2015 , 9:42pm
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yes i agree it's straight up math -- if the recipe you are multiplying is viable you should be fine -- there are theories afloat about some of kind of extra consideration for double acting baking powder but i never knew about it and all my recipes worked great with just each ingredient being multiplied correctly by the same number --

leah_s Posted 6 Jan 2015 , 4:22am
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AThe truly correct way to scale recipes is by using Bakers Percentage. Google it.

mesha1006 Posted 6 Jan 2015 , 5:45pm
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A[quote name="MimiFix" Thank you very much! I will try it again and carefully measure my ingredients the next time.. I really appreciate your help [/quote]

mesha1006 Posted 6 Jan 2015 , 5:46pm
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Athank you all very much for your response ! ☺

Pastrybaglady Posted 6 Jan 2015 , 7:05pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s 

The truly correct way to scale recipes is by using Bakers Percentage. Google it.


Wow, I that was a really good read.  Baker's math = less trouble.  Thank you Leah!

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