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post #16 of 29
Both for me. I use them ALL THE TIME ON 8" rounds or bigger. The cakes seem to be more level and I put more nails in the pan depending on the size. I like to make sure that my cakes are COMPLETELY done. I don't want to under-estimate my baking times. You should try it. It works great. If you decide to try it, let us know how it works for you.
post #17 of 29
Both for me. My cakes come out leveled and baked thouroughly. You can use as many as you feel you need. I ALWAYS use a lot of them. If you decide to use the,. let us know how your cakes turn out!
post #18 of 29
I was surprised by the results, it bakes much more evenly than without the nails . However, it did seem to have less of a "crown" to the tops than I usually acheive.
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post #19 of 29
This is late but if you use the heater core sold by Wilton be sure and grease it well inside and out.
post #20 of 29
my cakes crowned even with the nails. Maybe I put too much batter in the pans but I tried not to go more than 1/2 full. I put two nails in my 14X3" pan. I think I should have put four nails in. It took what seemed like forever to cook in the center.
post #21 of 29
I have never used either. Can someone explain to me what type of flower nail and how to place it in the pan so that I can try this method. I love this site I learn so much. What type of flower nail, how many and how to place in pan.

Thanks
post #22 of 29
Any ideas if the nails would work for silicon or glass pans?

I'm guessing that the nails help by picking up heat from the pan onto the nail head, then moving the heat up the nail spike. Silicon doesn't conduct heat nearly as well as aluminum, so I'm curious.

If only I would have remembered this post before baking my cakes last night.... My square pans are glass/silicon, and they didn't cook too evenly. It would have been so easy to try it if on;y I remembered.
post #23 of 29
It should work for glass and silicon pans because the heat is actually conducted through the nail tip. The nail tip protrudes out of the batter, so it conducts the heat from your oven down into the batter to cook the center.
post #24 of 29
I wish I would have read the answers to this post before I used a heating core last weekend and made a complete mess of my final cake for my Wilton class. I was able to fix it but it did take some work.
Taisha
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Taisha
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post #25 of 29
I've got a question about heating cores. I love to bake in my Teddy Bear Stand up pan, but hate that big hole in the middle of the cake. Any suggestions on what I could use that would give the same
baking results without the huge hole???
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post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by cindy6250

I've got a question about heating cores. I love to bake in my Teddy Bear Stand up pan, but hate that big hole in the middle of the cake. Any suggestions on what I could use that would give the same
baking results without the huge hole???



Cindy6250 grease and flour the inside of the core. And then put batter in it. Treat it as if it were a cake itself. I do it all the time
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No Cake is too pretty to eat!

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post #27 of 29
I have done that, but the cake looks a little funky when you cut into it.....thought there might be come kind of wire or something that would work and make it less likely that the cake will fall apart when taken out of the pan.......That ain't fun at all!!
Laughter is the best medicine, chocolate is a close second!!
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post #28 of 29
Are you using a pound cake mix or just cake mix?
No Cake is too pretty to eat!

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No Cake is too pretty to eat!

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post #29 of 29
I used the 3d cake recipe on this site the last time and it held together much better...Can I use a homeade pound cake recipe and get good results? I think the time I used chocolate cake mix was the time I had the decapitated bear....hee hee
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