Are yours the square or round pans - I just tried the 6" round w/a heat coil & it seems to be all right - I baked @ 325 instead of 350 - If yours are square I would be interested in buying them from you.
Fat Daddio Mad Dadder Pans Review and WARNING!!! - Page 4
I have the 12", 8" and 6" Fat Daddio Mad datter pans, and I like them. I used the Ateco flower nail type heat cores, and also the bake even strips. I also did not fill the pans vey full, relying on addition regular round layers to build up height. They cooked fine. The pans are not very Wonky though, and I usually carve the sides in more.
photo of using flower nail
I have used flour nails in Fat Daddio’s topsy turvy pans without any problem. I have the Ateco heat core nails which have flat bottoms and don’t rust, but are similar to flour nails. To keep the nails in place during baking, cut a parchment circle to fit the bottom of the pan. Poke holes in the paper where you want the nails to be. Grease and flour your pan. Set the nails in the pan, pointed side up of course, and place the parchment paper over the nails, so they poke through the holes. (I have never bothered to grease the nails). The parchment holds the nails in place, and after baking when you turn out the cake, they are easily removed as the base is outside of the paper.
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Hi was just looking to see how to use those mad pans and found out that to stop the cakes from cooking unevenly just pop in a nail flower into the deep end of the pan. For the 8" and larger 2 or more. This way they act as a heating core and the cake cooks nicely... as I haven't tried them yet it does make sense to me to use nail flowers. I hope this helped although I won't be making them today I will in the next few weeks and I will use the nail flowers also. I have added the link for the instructions on how to use them.