14" Cake Taking Forever To Bake

Baking By letsgetcaking Updated 29 Oct 2015 , 9:15pm by Apti

letsgetcaking Posted 27 Oct 2015 , 6:50pm
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How long does it usually take to bake a 14" round? I am coming up on 1 hour and 45 minutes and it is still wet in the center, but the top has rounded and has a hard crust.

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craftybanana2 Posted 27 Oct 2015 , 6:52pm
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What is your oven temperature and are you using a flower nail in the middle?

Here is a nice little guide for oven temp, batter per 2" pan, and length of time to bake : http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-serving-guide.cfm

*Last edited by craftybanana2 on 27 Oct 2015 , 6:54pm
letsgetcaking Posted 27 Oct 2015 , 7:02pm
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Thank you for the link! I am using the WASC recipe, so I had it  at 300 for 30 min, and ever since then it has been at 325. 

I can't believe I forgot the flower nail! I haven't baked for over a year after having a baby, and I am out of practice for sure. It is for a friend's baby shower in 3 hours. I don't even know if it is going to cool in time at this point. This is so embarrassing because I love to put a lot of detail into my cakes, but this is going to be thrown together.

craftybanana2 Posted 27 Oct 2015 , 7:04pm
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Toss it in the freezer maybe to help it cool down? Good luck!

letsgetcaking Posted 27 Oct 2015 , 7:05pm
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Lol! Thank you! 

letsgetcaking Posted 29 Oct 2015 , 8:43pm
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letsgetcaking Posted 29 Oct 2015 , 8:46pm
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Thanks again for the help. I did end up having to freeze it to speed up the cooling. It is not even lose to what I had in my head, but I am glad it came out semi-decent. :)

Apti Posted 29 Oct 2015 , 9:15pm
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Semi-decent is good enough.  Good thing you didn't forget your wonderful piping and lettering skills!   The piped carriage and wheels are adorable!

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