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post #31 of 121
I will try this dishtowel method tonight! I am quite excited icon_smile.gif
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post #32 of 121
i never found the cakes to be dense with the pressing method. I have both Wilton Levelors andhate both. I am springing for an Agbay. Thanks for reminding me.
post #33 of 121
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post #34 of 121
What is the flower nail trick?
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post #35 of 121
I've done this for years. I actually usually use a potholder, but same idea. I don't know where the idea came from...I think it just seemed like a good idea. icon_smile.gif I've never really noticed a difference in the density by doing this. I tried the strips once and they burnt!!! Even though I wet them like the instructions said.
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post #36 of 121
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Originally Posted by nickshalfpint

What is the flower nail trick?



Grease the flour nail that you use to make a rose, put it in the middle of the pan, and then pour the cake mix. Bake it and then when its cooled, flip the cake, and then the flour nail should come out easily, because you greased it before. The metal in the flour nail acts as a heat conductor and its supposed to make your cake baked evenly in the center.
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post #37 of 121
Thank you so much. I'm gonna have to try that.
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Mommy to:
Drew-14, Jay-9, Rhian-6, Kaleb-4, and Sonny Marcelo Acosta (who's in heaven) July 24, 2008 You will always have my heart, and Nicholas 2
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Wife to Nick
Mommy to:
Drew-14, Jay-9, Rhian-6, Kaleb-4, and Sonny Marcelo Acosta (who's in heaven) July 24, 2008 You will always have my heart, and Nicholas 2
http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=ddmmx5vd_16gmqtmrg8 Appetizers
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post #38 of 121
I always use the baking strips, flower nail and I press down the top of the cake upon removing from the oven. I found that it is even easier if you use a cake board to level the top of the cake. I found that you can place the dish towel over top of the cake and push it through the nail. Then place a cake board over this and press down until it is level with the top of the cake pan. The nail will go right through the cardboard and you can get the top of the cake completely flat. It really works great. I've never had to cut the crown off of a cake.
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post #39 of 121
Oh My Gosh you all!!

I can NOT ever in a million years express how much I LOVE THIS SITE!!

I am so excited about this method! I could ::pop:: icon_lol.gif

I am going to try this dish towel method. I level & am sad to see cake goto waste.

Thank you EVERYONE for sharing so much wonderful information.....
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post #40 of 121
I've never had a problem with the wilton leveler tearing up my cakes but I do hate to throw away all that yummy cake. I'm going to try the combo of the flower nail and the pressing method tonight! Thanks so much for the wonderful tips! This site is so great!!!!!
post #41 of 121
Definitely going to try this this week! I, too, have felt sorrow over the wasted cake. I've tried eating it, passing it out, and saving it for trifle, but seriously, there's only so much you can use!

Sarah
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post #42 of 121
Lately, I've been given cake that I don't need to the kids in the neighborhood. They love it!
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post #43 of 121
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Originally Posted by fearlessbaker

I am springing for an Agbay. Thanks for reminding me.



What is an Agbay and where do you buy them?
post #44 of 121
I said it once and I will say it again, those of you who are hump pressers scare me a bit. icon_surprised.gif

Gosh, what do you have against the cake anyway that you have to push it around. icon_lol.gif
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post #45 of 121
Thanks for the tips.

I use the small Wilton leveler and have NEVER had any problems. I suppose it was good luck or something...haha.

I don't like cutting the best part of the cake off though. It always gets eaten by my 6 yr old brother, but still...that part of the cake is always so yummy!
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