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@!#%^#! bake even strips

post #1 of 33
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Can anyone get these suckers to stay on?? i pulled them tight and pinned them and as soon as I pick up the pan, it just slides right off! icon_mad.gif I didn't have the time to mess around with them for a while, just wanted to know if anyone has had better luck with them!
post #2 of 33
Does the sides of you pans slant any? If so, that's where you may have problems.. when I try to get them to stay on a regular 9 x 13 bake pan, I had the same problem .. I finally bought me a straight side pan and it stays on that one great... I don't have any probs with the strips on the round pans at all .. now shaped pans, you'd have probs with too .. sorry you had so many probs !
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post #3 of 33
What are these strips, what do they do?
Up to this day, my children have stollen a peice of every finished cake!!!
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Up to this day, my children have stollen a peice of every finished cake!!!
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post #4 of 33
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From the wilton site:

Bake Even Strips
Cakes bake perfectly level and moist, without high-rise centers or cracked tops. Just dampen our strips and wrap around the pan before baking. Oven safe, instructions included.
post #5 of 33
Kristy: do you place the bake even strips on the pan before you fill them with better? I have found that I can get them on tighter that way. I just recently started using them and I really do like them!
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post #6 of 33
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yep, that's how i did it, but thanks for all the quick replies-- i'm sure next time i'll have more time to work with them, because i really do like the results!
post #7 of 33
i dont bother using them anymore i use my flower nail instead..
its starting to look alot like baking.
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its starting to look alot like baking.
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post #8 of 33
Where do you put the flower nail when baking? Does it go into the center? At what point do you put it in?
TIA
Judy
post #9 of 33
Try using the bulldog clips (from office supplies) on your Magic Strips, keeps them on even on the character pans. I use them instead of the pins (those really hurt trying to push them into the strips), the clips work very well. Janice
post #10 of 33
I use my magic strips all the time, but I put them on after filling the pans...I am curious about the flower nail though-what is the method for that?
post #11 of 33
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Originally Posted by good36

Where do you put the flower nail when baking? Does it go into the center? At what point do you put it in?
TIA
Judy

upside down in the center just before u put it in the oven
its starting to look alot like baking.
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its starting to look alot like baking.
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post #12 of 33
I have them and have used them. I forget that I have those strips. they work really well. I am going to have to try the flower nail. Thanks MC
post #13 of 33
Thanks littlebubbies, I will try it tonight.
Judy
post #14 of 33
I have problems to with the bake even strips, but they do work great, but I stopped using them don't have the patience. I just use the paper towel method a member suggested. Just as soon as the cake comes out of the oven take a paper towel or dish cloth and press down on cake until even, just keep in mind that it has to be right out of oven because it doesn't work after cake has cooled off, this works every time for me and my bake even strips are now in the kitchen drawer and haven't seen daylight for quite some time. Hope this helps
post #15 of 33
Just a note to using the flower nail, grease it really well all over before you put it in the pan.. then pour your cake mixture in the pan ... you'll have one tiny hole in the center that's easily covered with icing .. it's worked great for me.

I've also used the papertowel or clean dishcloth too .. I rarely have to do that, but it does work well .. like irisinbloom said, you have to do it when the cake is hot .. it can't be done when it's cooled.
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