AHello friends! I am making a poker table cake this weekend for a customer. I'm using a 12 inch hexagon cake pan to make a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting as the filling. I haven't made any hexagon shaped cakes before, so had a couple of questions.. I will be lining the pan with parchment. Should I use bake even strips ? Flower nails? if yes, how many nails for a 12 inch. I assume baking at 325 would be a good idea? Thank you for ur help!
AJust treat it like a 12 inch round. Three nails are what I use. I bake at 300 or 325. I bake hex cakes every week. No problem.
AGreat!! Thank you so much CindiM!
I know many people use more than 1 flower nail in baking anything bigger than a 10" but I have had NO problems baking even 16" rounds with NO flower nails or bake even strips.
Now I'm not saying it doesn't help but there really is no reason to use more than 1.
I prefer to bake at 300 degrees for about 20-30 minutes (20 for under 10"; 30 for those bigger ones), then turn up the heat to 325 for about an equal time - until you can smell that wonderful aroma in the next room :)
I'm using a 12 inch hexagon cake pan to make a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting as the filling. I haven't made any hexagon shaped cakes before, so had a couple of questions..
I will be lining the pan with parchment. Good idea! Should I use bake even strips? Yes
I assume baking at 325 would be a good idea? Yes
I did a photo "tutorial" a while back with lots of specific photos using a 12"x2" Wilton hexagon pan. You will be able to see exactly what should happen.
Bake Even Strips and Flower Nail on larger cakes --Photo tutorial
AThanks kakeladi, I followed your temperature instructions along with a flower nail and my cakes turned out beautiful!! Alto, your tutorial was very helpful! Thank you so much everyone :):)
Glad your cakes turned out well! Congrats.