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post #16 of 31

I bake 2" layers in 3" pans.  I would NEVER try to bake a 4" layer in a 4" pan--with or without heating cores/flower nails.  Those "tall" cakes you see are generally made up of multiple 2" layers with icing/filling in between.

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Ok, thank you icon_smile.gif
That really clarifies some things. Will go back to prev recipes and fill pan less. Certainly worked this last time.
Currently mid decorating the cake - have to break to get kids dinner bath and bed and then back on it!
Currently sitting next to it, letting jam ooze out of a hole in the icing. This is the most disastrous cake I have ever made....
Iced it this afternoon and have just spotted a BULGE! I have always read about the bulge, and never known what it meant, guess never had the problem before. Argh!
So pierced said bulge and letting it come out. Seems to be working. Luckily the icing will be covered with loads of four leaf clovers so I can cover up the mark with that.

Thanks anyway. I'm learning a lot from you guys.

Should I post a pic when I'm finished or is nobody really bothered...?

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post #18 of 31
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GIRL! dip that egg yolk out using a half eggshell as your scoop! unless you're making a meringue it won't do any harm to your recipe! the yolk sticks to the shell and FYI, i have successfully made meringue after scooping out yolks. 

Yes what she said! Except please don't use the egg shells to separate your Eggwhites the shells can carry bacteria so just use your hands to separate or get an egg separator icon_smile.gif
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post #19 of 31
Should I post a pic when I'm finished or is nobody really bothered...?

yes definitely post I love seeing fellow bakers finished creations its amazing!
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Should I post a pic when I'm finished or is nobody really bothered...?


yes definitely post I love seeing fellow bakers finished creations its amazing!

Haha! I wouldn't class myself as a baker just yet, v naive newbie more like!
Ps. I wash my eggs before I separate them.... Always been told that was ridiculous but always had a paranoia over salmonella!
post #21 of 31
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Finished!
Oozy hole repaired...
post #22 of 31
Add this cake to your list of proper cakes. I think it turned out great! What a relief... Now you can clean your kitchen, have a glass of wine, & relax. Girl, I KNOW you are cake tired!
post #23 of 31

The cake turned out so well!! You should be proud of yourself! I hate those cakes where everything seems to go wrong and you just don't want to keep going with it. They always seem to turn out well though in the end, lol! Give yourself a high-5 and have a glass of wine :)

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...........I've gotten in the habit of separating each egg into a little bowl then adding it to the larger bowl just because of stray yolks..............

Agreed, same here. Using a clear glass bowl. It's a habit now but it's also for spotting any shell bits.

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post #25 of 31
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Haha! I wouldn't class myself as a baker just yet, v naive newbie more like!
Ps. I wash my eggs before I separate them.... Always been told that was ridiculous but always had a paranoia over salmonella!
that's good your not being ridiculous ignore those that tell you that
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post #26 of 31
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Finished!
Oozy hole repaired...

Class yourself as a baker? Naive newbie? Pish posh you are a baker to me especially after seeing this wonderful cake, good job!
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Add this cake to your list of proper cakes. I think it turned out great! What a relief... Now you can clean your kitchen, have a glass of wine, & relax. Girl, I KNOW you are cake tired!
lol @ "cake tired" I know the feeling!
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post #28 of 31

Wow, that turned out great!

post #29 of 31

re: being cake tired- sometimes it takes me 3-4 days to recover from making a big cake. And during that time I don't even want to look at a cake pan, a rolling pin, fondant, or anything cake related. I am spent. My creativity is zapped and my body and brain is drained. I have to clean and put away all my cake paraphanalia and get back to my regular life: my job, my kids, husband, housework, & gym. Then after about a week I start getting the itch to create another cake and the whole process starts again. Anyone else get this way?

post #30 of 31
Oh yes definitely ! I do admire the members on here that are able to crank out multiple cakes every week, when I do big cakes that are customized I need time to recover its a lot of work!
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