Wet Towel Trick Don't Work For Me

Decorating By lennyk Updated 24 May 2013 , 12:41pm by yortma

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lennyk Posted 24 May 2013 , 2:27am
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Tried the wet towel trick for the first time today with a chocolate cake,

just like my buttercream woes this failed big time, lol.


I think I got a bigger hump than without the wet towel trick.

No biggy though those humps taste good.


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ycknits Posted 24 May 2013 , 3:38am
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Try dropping your oven temperature by 25 degrees, in addition to using the wet strips.

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mooresweets920 Posted 24 May 2013 , 4:57am
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AI have yet to try this trick but instead I use a flower nail. Just grease the flower nail and place in the center of your pan with batter and bake it works like a charm! Sometimes if you notice a small hump just use a clean cloth and press down to evenly flatten immediately after removing from the oven. I hope this helps you it's sure helped me!

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leah_s Posted 24 May 2013 , 6:24am
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AHow deep are those pans?

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kaylawaylalayla Posted 24 May 2013 , 6:40am
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sometimes to avoid a hump, i cool cakes upside down. on a parchment

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Vista Posted 24 May 2013 , 7:12am
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I always only use wet towels.  I make sure that they are wet with cold water, and not dripping, but almost.  I also bake at 325.  I get nice flat cakes every time, even with a 10 inch pan.

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yortma Posted 24 May 2013 , 12:41pm
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Try one layer with, and one without the towel for a true controlled experiment!  Have you made the same recipe previously without the towels?  This may be less domed than it would be have been with no towels. Those look like pretty deep pans, so it may also help to lower the oven temp and use heat core nails.   Some recipes rise a lot and need to be leveled no matter what you do.  

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