Flower Nail As Heating Core

Decorating By Kristy Updated 30 May 2005 , 11:52pm by m0use

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Kristy Posted 27 May 2005 , 9:38pm
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Hey everyone, I know there's topics about using flower nails as heating cores in 11x15" cakes, but I'm about to make a 16" square cake and a 8" square cake. Question #1: How many flower nails would be sufficient for the 16" cake? Question #2: Do I need to use one for the 8" cake? I've made many 9" round cakes with no problem without it. I'm hoping that I'll only need one nail--that's all I have!!

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Ladycake Posted 27 May 2005 , 10:35pm
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Originally Posted by Kristy

Hey everyone, I know there's topics about using flower nails as heating cores in 11x15" cakes, but I'm about to make a 16" square cake and a 8" square cake. Question #1: How many flower nails would be sufficient for the 16" cake? Question #2: Do I need to use one for the 8" cake? I've made many 9" round cakes with no problem without it. I'm hoping that I'll only need one nail--that's all I have!!





If I personaly was baking these cake I would not use one.. Knock on wood I have been baking for 7 years now and I have never used out but in the Doll pan I bake all of my cakes at 325 till done and they come out just fine... Even my Full Sheet Cake....

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m0use Posted 30 May 2005 , 2:54pm
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I would use 1 flower nail in the 11x15 and 1 flower nail in the 16" square.
No nail needed in the 8" square.

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MrsMissey Posted 30 May 2005 , 11:40pm
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I make a lot of 11 x 15 and have never had to use a flower nail. Guess all ovens cook differently! In the 16" square one, it might not hurt to put a flower nail in the middle..remember to grease/flour it first!!!

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m0use Posted 30 May 2005 , 11:52pm
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I used to not use it in the 11x15, but I then noticed how it helped my cakes bake more level so I started using it.

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