Wont the 6" pans bake before the 8"?. Do you get them out and continue to bake the 8". Would love to know. thanks.
I wouldn't bake more than 2 pans that fit on one rack at the same time. I also need to know that they are at least 2 inches apart from each other and 2 inches from the sides of the oven. I also do not open up up the oven door as the cake is baking. I just turn on the oven light and looked through the window. I wait for the alotted time before I open up the oven to check for doneness.
I break all the rules, but I baker in convection. I cram as many pans in as will fit. And if I want to look in I open the door ands look, take cakes out, put new pans in, etc.
I will never forget one day at the bakery when two students were standing at the open door of the rotating oven, watching in rapt fascination as the racks of cakes went round and round.
I have both of my racks in the two center positions of the oven, so if I load up both shelves they still cook fine. I do open the oven to take the smaller ones out when they're done, the bigger ones are usually almost done at that point anyway. But I open the oven very carefully to minimize the cold air intake, that might have something to do with it.