I have a 4 tier wedding cake to do and I wanted to do a 16" for the bottom layer. The pan doesn't fit in my oven b/c it is a convection. I was going to do 4, 8" and peice them together but I am scared it may cause problems. Any suggestions? has anyone run into similar problems?
Well I recently ordered a bunch of pans online and there were both 16 and 18 inch pans in the basket. As I was cooking a 12", it dawned on me that there wasn't very much room so I decided to measure. No way was an 18" going to fit - total bummer.
There was another poster who had already ordered and then realized it wouldn't fit and she said she was going to try to get access to a larger oven to bake that layer for the cake she was making.
Mine is a standard oven and can accomodate the 16" so maybe you have a friend who will let you use their oven to bake that layer?
what kind of oven do you have? I am going to be purchasing a convection oven soon, when we went to the store I looked inside and measured becouse it looked really small indide. I also have a wedding cake coming up with a 16" round and I had my husband go back to the store with the pan and he said it fit in the Kenmore and Maytag. I;m afraid to buy the oven for this reason. If it's edge to edge will it effect the baking?
I think you can purchase a 16" round "half pan" (assuming your talking about rounds), and you simply piece them together. I think I have a couple.... it's either a 16" or an 18" (half circle).
If you're doing a 16" square, use 1/2 sheets - bake three and cut the third to make 2 16" squares (provided your 1/2 sheet is 16" in legnth!)