## Help!!! I Need 4" High Cakes Measures Please!!!

By Cenell Updated 4 Apr 2009 , 2:34pm by Rendee

Cenell Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 6:14am
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Can somebody help me? I bought a 4" high cake pans & I don't know how many cups of batter I have to put in each. I'm affraid of make the batter & that need more or need less. I'm so frustated. Please If someone knows how many please let me know. My molds are 6", 8", 10" 12" & 14" by 4" high Mold.

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Cakepro Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 6:39am
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Just fill the pans with water to whatever height you would want the batter to be, and then measure how much water that is.

If you want them half-full, fill them half-full with water and then measure how much water that is.

JanH Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 6:14pm
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Cakepro Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 7:30pm
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Does that set a record for the number of duplicate posts in various forums or what? LOL

indydebi Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 9:14pm
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Originally Posted by Cakepro

Just fill the pans with water to whatever height you would want the batter to be, and then measure how much water that is.

If you want them half-full, fill them half-full with water and then measure how much water that is.

Do you guys REALLY measure your batter by cups? I cant' imagine doing that.

If you want the pans half full, then fill them half full. If you're going to fill them half full, why do you need to measure it in cups? Just fill it half full.

luvsfreebies72 Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 9:24pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cakepro

Just fill the pans with water to whatever height you would want the batter to be, and then measure how much water that is.

If you want them half-full, fill them half-full with water and then measure how much water that is.

Do you guys REALLY measure your batter by cups? I cant' imagine doing that.

If you want the pans half full, then fill them half full. If you're going to fill them half full, why do you need to measure it in cups? Just fill it half full.

I measure my batter into my pans because I'm super anal retentive and want each layer to be exactly the same

pattycakes55d Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 1:51am
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Would you put a flower nail in because of the height?

leah_s Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 2:41am
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Yes, I measure the batter I put in the pans. But I would never in a million years bake in a 4" deep pan. Never.

Cakenicing4u Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 4:05am
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Try doing it by weight, ladies!! That should give you the most clear and consistent cakes! A cup of batter can be a few ounces off from one to the nexe due to factors like humidity and Phone calls... LOL... The phone call interruption means that extra air may have been beaten into your mix, so it would weigh a little bit less than a regular cup... but if you weigh it, it doesn't weigh air, so it all works out... That's what I've always done in all the bakeries I have ever worked in... HTH

Diana

auntmamie Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 4:08am
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Originally Posted by leahs

Yes, I measure the batter I put in the pans. But I would never in a million years bake in a 4" deep pan. Never.

They make 4" high cake pans? I've seen 3" pans, but never 4".

luvsfreebies72 Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 6:21am
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I didn't even catch the 4" thing.. yikes

Rendee Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 6:34am
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Leah why don't you bake in 4 in? I am just curious, does the cake bake diferently?? I only have 2 in btw.

luvsfreebies72 Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 7:14am
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it would bake differently, yes

leah_s Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 11:19am
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Yes, it totally bakes different. That's a thick layer of batter in that 4" pan. I do believe that you bake fruit cakes in four inch pans, though. That's probably what they are designed for, not American style cakes or sponge cakes.

Rendee Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 2:34pm
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ok thanks for letting me know. I will steer clear of the 4 inchers!