Help Me With My Crooked Cakes Please!

Decorating By dreamcakes Updated 14 Oct 2007 , 4:38pm by onceuponacake

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dreamcakes Posted 14 Oct 2007 , 7:24am
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I must be the queen of "crooked cakes", everything time i make a cake it is always lower on one side than the other, i look at everyone elses cakes and they are so straight. can anyone give me help how to fix this problem does anyone else experience thsi sometimes..

thanks dreamcakes

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jessieg Posted 14 Oct 2007 , 7:38am
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I jiggle my pans a little side to side and back and forth on my counter first, to help settle the batter evenly and have not had an issue with it being crooked.

Are you certain your oven racks are in the little grooves completely?

I don't know what else could cause this, but hope that helped a little.

Good luck to you!

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ssunshine564 Posted 14 Oct 2007 , 7:50am
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I fixed my problem by adding extra cake batter to my pans, they now rise above the top of the rim about a fourth of an inch. Once they cool I take a large knive and cut the top off while it is still in the pan. I had my DH check the oven and as you would know it, he didn't find anything wrong. icon_wink.gif

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Shamitha Posted 14 Oct 2007 , 8:41am
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Hi. Check if your oven is the same level. Sometimes the front is lower than the back.I had this problem before until D.H levelled my oven and now I have even cakes.HTH

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CherryBomb Posted 14 Oct 2007 , 9:15am
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I always level my cakes after baking so it's not a problem.

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Charmaine49 Posted 14 Oct 2007 , 9:34am
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I had the same problem with my sheet cakes once baked.
So my DH, if I might call him that, checked the level of my oven racks.
My racks were leaning to the right, hence my unlevelled cakes.
I now have a "drill bit" wedged under my side railings to keep my racks
Works like a charm!!
So, my advice, get someone to check your oven racks!!

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dreamcakes Posted 14 Oct 2007 , 11:32am
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Thanks for the comments. No the oven is not level just realize that the other day when someone suggested it . Maybe i can get the problem fixed . Thanks alot!


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kelleym Posted 14 Oct 2007 , 4:12pm
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As ssunshine564 said upthread, it really helps to slightly overfill your pans. Then I like to level the cake while it's still in the pan, this creates a perfectly straight and level cake. Here is a picture tutorial of how I do it:

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TractorDiva Posted 14 Oct 2007 , 4:24pm
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So I'm not crazy! I had my checked my oven with a level...and the unit is fine. So I just went and checked the racks and they are no where near level. I would have never thought to check the racks themselves if it weren't for this post. Thank you Charmaine49 for posting your, off to find a shim to "straighten me out"!

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onceuponacake Posted 14 Oct 2007 , 4:38pm
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i wiggle mine also and then give it a slight slam on the counter top to get rid of air bubbles

i never thought of checking the racks!

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