Contour Cake Pan ?

Decorating By cookieswithdots Updated 6 Apr 2008 , 4:05am by JanH

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cookieswithdots Posted 4 Apr 2008 , 1:36am
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I've purchased a set of contour cake pans because I love how the fondnaqt falls on the cakes, but I have a question.

The pans are 3" and I'm not sure about how much batter to use in each pan. I am making a 4 tier cake and I guess what I"m asking is will the cake turn out 3"? Should I use a heating core to make sure the cake bakes evently.

Hopefully someone has some experience in this.


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JanH Posted 6 Apr 2008 , 4:05am
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Wilton recommends that cake pans having a diameter of 10" or over using a heating core, but I've found inverted flower nails work just as well (and no hole to plug).

To determine how much batter is needed per pan, fill the pan/s with water to either the 1/2 or 2/3 full mark. However many cups of water are required equals the number of cups of batter required.

(Wilton recommends no more than 1/2 full for 3" pans.)

For baking time & temperature help:
(The round pans would probably be the closest to yours.)

A frosted & torted cake layer from a 3" pan should be 3" high.


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