Tips For Baking A Sheet Cake?

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Terri250 Posted 4 May 2009 , 3:10pm
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Making an 11 x 15 sheet cake - my first. Would appreciate any tips/advice. Do i need to use a heat core in a pan this size? or the flower nails as some people use? I'm scared the cake will break apart when i flip it out of the pan. Thanks for any advice.

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Getus Posted 4 May 2009 , 3:34pm
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I use homemade pan release...this works like a charm! Equal parts oil, shortening, and flour...mixed very well. I apply it to the pan with a pastry brush.

I use two flower nails sprayed with Pam spray. I also use bake even strips on the outside of the pan.

I bake at 325.
Never have any problems. Good luck! thumbs_up.gif

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charleezgal Posted 4 May 2009 , 3:40pm
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I just use Pam or butter with flour. Sometimes I line the inside with strips of wax paper to help keep the cake from humping. I've used the flower nails before, but can't say that I noticed a big difference. I feel that the best results come from using the wax paper strips inside.



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cakes22 Posted 4 May 2009 , 3:51pm
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I use a flower nail, and lower the temp to 325 and bake for a bit longer. I use Wilton's Cake Release and never had a problem with sticking. When I go to get the cake out, I put my cake board on to of the cake, and flip it over. Hopefully the cake will come out in one piece icon_razz.gif !


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idjitmom Posted 4 May 2009 , 7:14pm
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I line the bottom w/ parchment paper, homemade cake release on the side, use two or three flower nails, bake even strips, & bake at 325.

As far as using wax paper I never have, but from what I understand it's not a product that is supposed to be used in the oven, as the wax will melt and transfer to the food, and if it's not completely covered, will smoke something awful..

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pattycakesnj Posted 4 May 2009 , 7:19pm
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I use the flower nail and bake even strips around the outside (LOVE THEM) and bake at 320

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SweetMelissa2007 Posted 4 May 2009 , 9:07pm
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I use either pam or wilton cake release and have never used a core or flower nail and have never had a cake break when flipping it out of the pan. I also have one of the cooling racks that is bigger than my sheet cake pan so that's helpful.

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