Oven Is Off

Decorating By wendydou Updated 24 Oct 2007 , 5:48pm by JoAnnB

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wendydou Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 5:43pm
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How do I determine if my oven is "off".. I bake cakes and it seems that on two layer cakes, one always takes a few minutes longer than the other.. almost like the right side of my oven is cooler than the left??? how do you fix that?? Buy a new one???

wouldn't an enclosed area infused with lots of heat stay consistently the same temperature??

I've lowered temps and baked longer, and it still happens. I have one layer of my wilton2 final cake with a huge divet in it because of it.. I'll hide it but it's probably still raw in the middle... Then I made a second batch (for my mom, we both are taking the class) and that cake came out higher and flatter, but one took longer than the other again... I even moved them to the left of the oven to see if that would work and it did to a point..



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DianaMarieMTV Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 5:47pm
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I'd suggest gettin ga cheap thermometer for your oven to check the tempurature inside first. Also, maybe rotate the cakes and switch sides halfway through baking time.

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JoAnnB Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 5:48pm
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You can have the element checked or replace it (sometimes expensive) the other alternative is to rotate your pans about 1/2 way throught the baking.

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