Need more advice. I have baked and cooked for over 40 years. What is my problem with trying to make a wedding cake?? Today is cake baking day. I am using the WASC recipe for the first time. The recipe I am using is the larger version using two cake mixes. I have a 14" pan x 3" deep and it said to fill it 2/3 full. Ummmmmmm, NO! Do not do that! It rose up and over the pan, is dripping down the sides, all over the bottom of the oven, all over the sides of the pan wrapped in towels. Smoke is filling the room, so I have the doors and windows open, hoping to avoid the fire alarm going off. I ended up dipping out 4 full cups of batter and now it seems to be under control. I am cooking it at 325. It looks ok, so far. I also have a 6 " cooking in there, too. It is up to the top almost overflowing, but not. Any tips to offer other than pitching the whole mess in the trash and begging some local bakery to make a quick wedding cake? JK at this point. But I am thankful I have an extra day just in case I need to re-bake everything if necessary. BTW, It has been cooking almost an hour and the 6" cake also 3" is not done yet. (of course the oven has been open half of that time, while trying to contain the overflowing mess)
I am trying to BREATHE. Any other advice? Thanks so much!