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I have a cake for this weekend, have a new stove. I made some muffins yesterday and they turned out fine, of course they were only in the oven 15 min. Today I started baking my first of 2 cakes and since I was somewhat concerned about the heating(knowing all too well that not all ovens heat the same) my recipe says 350 but I lowered it to 325 and after only what seemed to be 10 minutes I smelled burning, when I opened the oven door the cake top was completely burned and it was still liquid, what happened. I'm afraid that I might end up contacting the customer to cancel so they can get a cake elsewhere. Should I have lowered the temp even lower. I noticed that unlike my old stove this one has a coil on top, Being careful in case of spills, I put the cake pan on a cookie sheet on the lower shelf, should I have done something different, Is there anything I can do to make a new cake and not have to cancel for this weekend or should I just go ahead and cancel. Totally stressed. Thanks
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Are you sure that you didn't set the oven on 'broil' rather than bake? that's what it sounds like to me.
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Get an oven thermometer and test it to make sure it doesn't need any calibration.
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Make sure your racks inside the oven are lowered. If the cake is too close to the top is will burn.

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Thanks for all the reply tried to do a 2nd just to make sure I didn't accidentally set it to broil, but no such luck it burnt as well, Didn't have the heart to dissapoint the little girl I was making this cake for so I decided next course of action(not what I wanted to do) I opted to get a cake from a local bakery and do the decorating myself. I told them I wanted a 9' round cake for 15-20 people and just to frost it pink with buttercream filling.( I guess I learned that old saying if you want something done right do it yourself) went to pick up the cake it looked like a 6" but the owner swore it was a 9" he even went to get a ruler to prove to me it was a 9' when he measured it was a 6 1/2' he said that's because due to the trim she took off, well if this was originally a 9" and she had to trim it she trimmed off more than 2" off which I felt was unecessary, Don't know about the rest but when I get an order for a cake I usually do a larger one thinking ahead of the trim that will be taken off. Well ended up getting a cake from a bakery which although not completely satifised it was a lot better than the bakery, To make sure there was enough I bought 12 cupcakes and decorated them to go around. Thank God, they were happy with what we delivered.Hope this never happens again. I was so stressed, finally got someone to look at stove and it needed a thermostat .
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will post cake tomorrow. Thanks for all of your feed back. icon_smile.gif
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I just have to chime in and say it is RIDICULOUS that someone would look you in the eye and tell you that a 6" cake is a 9" cake. You should have told him to save those lines for his wife! Every single cake I have ever made has ended up a tad larger than the pan size it was baked in after frosting and such. Ridiculous liar!!
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Right on KoryAK. Why in the world would you trim off 2" of cake anyway? And even if you do that, don't you think you would start off with a lrger cake and trim to the size the customer ordered??? icon_eek.gif
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Right on KoryAK. Why in the world would you trim off 2" of cake anyway? And even if you do that, don't you think you would start off with a lrger cake and trim to the size the customer ordered??? icon_eek.gif


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You should have told him to save those lines for his wife!



I literally spit my tea all over the place when I read that. Thanks for the laugh!
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Thank you Jones5cm! I don't remember where how or why I came across it but I loved it when I read it too.
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Originally Posted by KoryAK

I just have to chime in and say it is RIDICULOUS that someone would look you in the eye and tell you that a 6" cake is a 9" cake. You should have told him to save those lines for his wife! Every single cake I have ever made has ended up a tad larger than the pan size it was baked in after frosting and such. Ridiculous liar!!




Wife line ..... busted outloud with laughter!
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Originally Posted by KoryAK

I just have to chime in and say it is RIDICULOUS that someone would look you in the eye and tell you that a 6" cake is a 9" cake. You should have told him to save those lines for his wife! Every single cake I have ever made has ended up a tad larger than the pan size it was baked in after frosting and such. Ridiculous liar!!



ROFLMAO!

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