This is a follow up to something I’d mentioned in a previous post. I had made the double-chocolate-whammy groom’s cake from RHC in the Wilton guitar pan and complained that the neck of the guitar was baked far sooner than the body, resulting in that section of the cake being over baked and dry. I wondered if a flower nail would help eliminate the problem.
To test this, I really should have baked the same recipe with the flower nail but I have no plans to make that cake again. Instead, I baked Rose’s carrot cake. The flower nail helped immensely; the neck was baked only 5 minutes ahead of the rest of the cake – much better than the 15 minute difference with the chocolate cake – and with a layer of cream cheese buttercream and an overnight rest in the fridge, there was no difference in texture/moistness between the different parts of the cake.