I also use flower nails but I have also used an empty tomato paste can with both the top and bottom cut off for the larger cake pans. Since it is higher than the flower nail, it will do the trick of directing the heat to the center of the cake. I grease the can inside and out then I pour my batter in the pan and then place the can right in the middle of the batter. I use the baking strips too.
1/24/09 at 6:54pm