Large 14” cake
Posted: 10 May 2011 04:23 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I am making a wedding cake that has a 14” layer on the bottom.  I have successfully made a 12” without a heating core but I am not sure about the 14”.  Do I need a heating core or can I use the flower nail?

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Posted: 10 May 2011 07:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I don’t typically use either one for larger cakes but you will be fine using either a heating core or the nail.  If all you have is the nail, use that; don’t buy a heating core just for this unless you happen to be at a craft store and they have it; you don’t need to make a special trip for it.

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Posted: 10 May 2011 07:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks! I was never keen on the heating cores and thought they were a bit of a money grab.  I think that I will make a trial cake this weekend to see if there is a different with and without a flower nail.

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Posted: 12 May 2011 10:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Hi, ModernCake, Please post your flower nail experiment results.  I am curious.  grin

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Posted: 29 May 2011 10:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I made the wedding cake and made one 14” with a flower nail and the other without.  They both took about the same time to cook and I actually think that the one without the flower nail was a bit higher.  So, we don’t need a flower nail!

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