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I'v baked with DH for years today I baked 4 3x10" rounds used the nails and also tried the core all came out sunken and with a very funny texture and spongy not eible at all through them all out sent my daughter home with mix and pans to see if it was my oven she made an 8" and still the same thing. I'ts a little humid but not enough to cause it to not bake right it even has bubbles on top I have to bake 8 by this weekend I have 3 wedding cake orders. Tomorrow well try a 11x15 to see what happens I even changed from canola to veg oil to see if that would work.
post #2 of 228
hmmmm i haven't had that problem before. I don't know what would be causing that.
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post #3 of 228
What about high altitude???? Do you have to deal with that???? I know mine bake better where I live now if I do the high altitude recipe. HTH and good luck. Let us know how it turns out.
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post #4 of 228
I just got to thinking, is there an 800 number on the box? Maybe you could call them and ask what they think it is.
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momma to six sweeties: Katie 99, Kam 01, Kalen 02, Kody 03, Klara Jane 05, & Karson 5/08
wife to my submariner hubby Steve since 3/4/99
cake maker extraordiniare (haha) since 12/14/05
cookie lover since 3/07
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post #5 of 228
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I don't have to worry about high altitude. Wow I went to check for a # on the box none and counted the # of boxes I use to get it to work there was 10 in all wow not one worked. I had 2 cases and tried from both I'm stummped and angry.
post #6 of 228
I've noticed too that some of the mixes are sinking in the middle. I bought a lot of them from walmart because they were on sale. I never had this problem before. I do think theres something wrong. I'm thinking about switching brands.
post #7 of 228
I just went to duncanhines.com. Their tips said that if the cake is sinking or not cooking fully you may need to raise the temp of your oven and check with an oven thermometer. they also had a chart that showed how much batter for the size of pan and that some cakes should not be used for large tiered or party cakes. Fairly informative website, maybe you can find something there that would help.
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post #8 of 228
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post #9 of 228
The ones that sunk on me were the 8 x3 and 10x 3 inch pans.
post #10 of 228
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just emailed DH I'll let you know what happens I have always used 3in pans maybe they changed something. Guess I'll rent some 2" to see if that works before I buy any more pans.
post #11 of 228
Was it the butter recipe? I can not bake the DH Golden Butter Recipe mix in the 8x3. It sinks (before it comes of the oven) on me every time, and I have tired in two different ovens, so I now it wasn't just my oven.
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post #12 of 228
I've heard that they recently changed the "formula" on their cake mixes.........they're no longer guaranteed nut free either!! Maybe this change has something to do with it???
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post #13 of 228
It also says on their site that they do not recommend using the mixes in pans deeper than 2"!
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post #14 of 228
Did you guys notice they also used to print on the inside of the boxes of some of their mixes (definitely choc and white) baking instructions for tiered cakes, and now there is nothing?

I also know they used to have the Wilton stamp on the boxes, and I don't think I remember seeing that lately (not sure about that one though).

With all that aside, I haven't had any problems though.
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post #15 of 228
There was a thread about 1 week or so ago about them changing the mix.

I will try to find it, I think people were saying the same thing and also about them adding dairy and coming off of a line that may contain nuts etc.
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