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post #1 of 33
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Hey Everyone,
I was wondering if anyone uses the bake even strips when baking there cakes & how do you like them??? My cakes dont always bake even in my pans so I was thinking about investing in some but wanted everyone opinions. I would like some advice on the Small strips to the Big strips icon_smile.gif

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post #2 of 33
Small or big strips are determined by the size of your pans. The 2 pack of small only do up to 9" round cakes.

The 4 pack are all longer and different sizes up to a 14" I think, and you can overlap them. Much better value.

The strips work really well to prevent humps on the cakes, your oven still has to have level racks.
post #3 of 33
Yes, I always use them and they are definitely worth it.
post #4 of 33
I have always used them and I definitely recommend them. I'd hate to bake a cake without them!
post #5 of 33
I received both packs as a gift & I LOVE them. They work beautifully, in my opinion. icon_smile.gif
post #6 of 33
I always use them on my cakes.

I also teach classes and I can always tell which students have used them and which haven't. There is drastically less cake to cut off the top when using the strips. The students who don't follow my advice always do after they see the difference.

When a cake bakes, the edges bake faster than the center. Once the edges set, they no longer rise, since the center is still raw, the center continues to rise. The strips slow down the baking on the outside of the cake so the batter bakes more evenly. It will take a bit longer to bake, but so worth it. I usually remove the strips for the last 5 minutes of baking to get a golden finish on the edges.
post #7 of 33
Yes - use them and love them..
post #8 of 33
http://yoursugarconnection.blogspot.com/2012/03/bake-even-strips-comparison.html

I did this as a comparison for my students.

I totally think they are worth using and use them on all of my cakes.
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post #9 of 33
I love them! I read on a blog that you can use dish rags soaked in water and pinned around the pan too. I haven't tried it though, I'm a bit afraid of them setting on fire.
post #10 of 33
You can use old bath towels cut into 8" wide strip and folded 4X. When these strips are soaked before baking, they won't catch fire.

The commercial strips have a layer of oven-mitt type aluminum coating on the outside. The strips are nice in that they aren't folded, they are one quilted layer. They pop off the pan without any fuss.
post #11 of 33
I also use them. Love them. I also tell the students in my class about them and how your layers will look, etc. I don,t push the, as i don,t know their financial situation. They feel lucky , just to be taking the class and then all that they do have to buy.hth
post #12 of 33
Yes, I use them all the time. They are great and I need to invest in more.
post #13 of 33
I have been using them for quite some time. I am currently making a wedding cake for this weekend and I used the flower nails in conjunction with the bands. I can't believe the difference in how the top bakes with the flower nails also.
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Myra
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post #14 of 33
I just started using them too...never baking without them again! I bought only the longer set with my discount coupon for Joann and I made 5" and 6 " rounds with them this morning. They wrapped around twice but my cakes baked beautifully! Go get some for sure icon_smile.gif
post #15 of 33
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Originally Posted by luckyblueeye

I just started using them too...never baking without them again! I bought only the longer set with my discount coupon for Joann and I made 5" and 6 " rounds with them this morning. They wrapped around twice but my cakes baked beautifully! Go get some for sure icon_smile.gif



I find that I have problems using them with 6 inch cakes or smaller, especially if they wrap around twice. The sides of the cake don't bake well. I usually skip them on anything smaller than 8 inches and I have the shorter ones too so I don't have to worry about wrap around. I also have an oven that seems to run cooler than it should so maybe that is why I don't need them on the smaller cakes.
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