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Baking a 14 inch round cake in home oven

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

Firstly apologies if this is not the right forum to be asking this question.

I am new to the cake business and am starting a cake business from home soon. I wanted to know how would i ever be able to bake a 14 inch round cake in my home oven? Has anybody come across this problem, and if yes, what is the solution to this? Please can anyone help me?

post #2 of 15

I bake them all the time at home, are you worried about it not baking all the way through?

I use an upside down flower nail in the middle of my bigger cakes if I am worried about that.

 

If not that, what are you concerned about? I did live in a flat in Scotland for a couple months that had a tiny oven, I couldn't even fit a cookie sheet into it. If it's something like that, I would invest in a larger oven asap :)

post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 

Hello,

thank you for your reply. Yes I am worried about my oven being too small. Its just a single oven and I was just wondering if i got a wedding order where the bride wants a 14inch round cake or bigger whether my oven would support that. 

 

But thank you for your tip on the flower nail. I will give that a try. Thank you so much for your help.

:)

post #4 of 15

I only have a standard size oven and managed a 12" Round fruit  last year.  I double lined the tin with brown paper and extra brown paper around the outside tied with string.  I also loosely covered the top with grease proof for the first hour of cooking. 

 

A few years ago my mother baked a 12" heart shaped fruit for my sister's wedding, and had to turn it on her second attempt as the point of the heart burnt on her first attempt! She did have a smaller gas oven when she made that.

 

You will have to make sure your oven is totally level.  Good luck  icon_biggrin.gif

post #5 of 15

In the 5 years I've been making wedding cakes I have only once been asked for a 14" cake so it might not be a request that you come across often enough to worry too much about it.  I found the 14" tin fitted better in my conventional oven (I had two ovens then - a conventional and a fan) so I baked two shallow cakes to ensure they were cooked through evenly. 

 

When I was shopping for new ovens recently I took my 14" tin with me and checked that it would fit in any oven I liked the look of before I decided what to buy.
 

post #6 of 15

I quite often do 14" and 16" tiers, your best bet is to do a test run before you get any orders and see how it turns out.

post #7 of 15

Google half round cake pans. They come in all sizes.

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post #9 of 15

I would love one of these half round cake pans just so when hubby asked what I had done today I could say "Well, I baked half a cake!"
 

post #10 of 15

They are good but they don't come in 14"over here...I know because I have been searching for one :-)

post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thank you so much for your reply .

post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 

Wow, thank you so much everyone for taking the time out to answer my query. I like the idea of half round cake pans :) I appreciate all of your answers and help. Happy caking all you lovely people :) xx

post #13 of 15
Ive got a standard uk intergrated oven and I can fit a 14 inch cake pan in my oven with about an inch to spare by the door. Been fine but could notfit anything bigger and Im quite glad about that lol
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thank you  Embles, its nice to know I am not alone :) 

post #15 of 15
Embles, can I ask what oven you have I'm in the uk and looking for a new oven
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