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post #16 of 23
Thanks for posting Metria. I will definately try your suggestions if I ever encounter that problem.
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post #17 of 23
I get this too & all my pans are straight sided- I threw away all those anoying flared ones years ago. I have finally figured that for mine it must be an issue of drying out as the cakes cool. If I leave the cake in the tin, even for a short while, it will be smaller around the top- probably because the moisture can evaporate from the top so it shrinks inwards. I have just wrapped a 10" round that I took out of the oven an hour ago, I took it out of the tin & removed the lining paper straight away then left it to cool on a rack with a clean towel over the top & the sides on this one are straight. It worked for the two cakes for the 8" tier I baked earlier too. I will just have to put up with handling hot cakes & pans & peeling off hot steamy cake liners if it means I don't have to faff around getting all the edges straight.
post #18 of 23
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Linda, do you remember how much the duff pans were?

I think around $14.00, but I used coupons, so paid 50% of that price.

But don't trust my memory. It has been over 5 minutes since I bought them. icon_wink.gif
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post #19 of 23
my specific problem was that i wasn't prepping my pans well enough. i have switched to using baker's joy and now no longer have ugly cakes icon_smile.gif
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Originally Posted by JaeRodriguez

Oh Metria that looks so much better! Does it have a weird texture though, the outside of the cake? Or maybe you don't notice... hmmm what a great idea!



once you put on your layer of icing or whatever, you won't notice the spackle at all. the texture and placement is so close to your icing, you can't tell.
post #21 of 23
Thanks Linda and metria!
post #22 of 23
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Thank you everyone for all the suggestions!!

The tins are straight sided (I measured) so I will try and change what I use to grease the tin and also try to remove the cakes from the tins after baking and before covering them and see if that helps!
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post #23 of 23
As it is specific to a Plant Cake recipe, you could try posting your question on the Planet Cake Forum:

http://www.planetcaketeaparty.com.au/forum.php
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