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post #16 of 33
hmm i might try out the paper towel thing. and i never greasy my nail it comes out just fine
its starting to look alot like baking.
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its starting to look alot like baking.
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post #17 of 33
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Originally Posted by ntertayneme


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.



This is what I do and it works really well.
post #18 of 33
I don't use the strips myself. I just cut strips of 2 ply paper towels and wet them and wrap them around my pan.


Amy
post #19 of 33
I don't like the strips! I gave all mine to Ntertayneme's sister! I use the flower nail & it usually works great!

I have a question for everyone...

IF you use Magic Line pans what temp do you bake your cakes on? I have been baking them on 325* & it takes nearly 2 hours to bake!! I've been using those pans & love them but that is too long to bake a cake.
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post #20 of 33
Ok guys, I have been reading this post and find it interesting. I have never used the strips but have seen them. My cakes alway, always rise high in the centre and it is really upsetting, I usually have to slice the top of the cake off. I am interested in trying the flower nail method, you would need to use a large flower nail, right. A stupid question, but how does this stop the cake from rising in the centre???? pardon my ignorance.

Thanks
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post #21 of 33
I use a large metal paperclip instead of those little pins that they give you to use. The sides of the pan do need to be straight also.
post #22 of 33
I have a question about the flower nail as well...

I am going to be baking a 16in square cake and a 12 in square cake for a birthday cake for this weekend. Can the flower nail be used in place of the heating core in the larger pans? Do I need to buy a big flower nail? I think the only one I have at home is the small one...

And does anyone know if you can use the flower nail in place of the core piece on the full size stand up bear?

Thanks for your help!!
Have a good day!
Brandie
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Have a good day!
Brandie
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post #23 of 33
I have a 14 in square cake pan that I always use the flower nail when baking. I use the #9 nail. I don't know exactly how this works, but it works every time.
post #24 of 33
I'm not sure if you could use the flower nail in place of the core for the stand up bear pan, but I do know you can use it in the center of you square pans.. it acts as a heater core and believe me, it works beautifully!! After I read some posts on here, I was dubious, but I tried it and it works!! I swear by it now.. I use it for any pan from about 12" up.
Cheryl a/k/a ntertayneme (n-ter-tayne-me)
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post #25 of 33
Hello everyone - I recently purchased the strips and used them for the first time. They really did work, but I, too had a difficult time getting them on with the pins that came in the package. Veejaytx - I like the idea of using the clips, I'm going to try that next time, thanks for the tip!
post #26 of 33
Okay, here comes a really stupid question....
Do you put the flower nail in head down or pointy tip down? (I'm embarrassed)
post #27 of 33
Flower head down and coat it well with cooking spray, or pan coating. The pointed end will be up .. place it in your pan, pour your batter in the pan and bake... if you coat the flower nail well, it will just slide right out leaving one small hole which you can fill with icing .. this works great ... I learned it on CakeCentral!!!! icon_biggrin.gif
Cheryl a/k/a ntertayneme (n-ter-tayne-me)
www.legateaux.com
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post #28 of 33
I never grease my flower nails anymore. One time I forgot to and it didnt stick. I sometimes even use 2 in the big sheet cake pan. I always put mine in after I pour in the batter, stick it right to the bottom of the cake pan. Then I drop my pan about 10 times on the counter to remove all air.
And I always use the bake even strips too. I use the pins that came with them or paper clips.
post #29 of 33
Okay..... I have been gone a couple of days..... How big of a pan has the flower nail been used in and do you use it in all sizes? I can't wait to try this.
post #30 of 33
I use the flower nail in 10" pans or larger. 14" & 16" I used 2 flower nails. Works great everytime~ I never used the flower nails in my sheet cakes. I have never had to.

Good luck!!
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