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Topic: 12 x 18 x 2 pan
citykitty 07/04/2008 9:24 PM
I need instructions for making a cake in the 12 x 18 x 2 pan. How many cups of batter and for how long?
Jeanne G 07/06/2008 7:44 PM
This Wilton chart should help you: http://www.wilton.com/cake/cakeprep/baking/times/party_2inch.cfm

For that size pan I'd also suggest using bake-even strips and flower nails or a heating core, to help prevent doming or underbaked centers.
mamajaejae 07/06/2008 7:44 PM
I use this pan all the time. I use box cake mixes.
This pan takes 3 box cake mixes. I also use the bake even strips around the pan. The cake bakes nice and even.
Hope this helps.
cakes06 07/06/2008 7:44 PM
If you're using box cake mixes, I use 3 boxes for a 12 x 18 pan. I think each mix makes about 3 cups of batter.
Merrie Sunshine 07/07/2008 6:23 PM
If you are using a doctored cake mix for this pan, I would recommend 2 1/2 boxes. Check the Wilton chart as mentioned.
Merrie Sunshine 07/07/2008 6:23 PM
Oh, I forgot to add........use the heating core as Jeanne mentioned (very important), bake even strips and fill your cake pans 2/3 full. I bake my cakes at 325 degrees.
rhsu 07/24/2008 4:11 PM
I have to bake a 11x15 cake tomorrow. I don't have a heating core like mentioned before, but I do have one flower nail. Do I just stick it in the middle of the cake with the pointed side down? Do I still need the bake even strips? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Jeanne G 07/24/2008 4:19 PM
Point end up, rhsu, platform resting on the pan bottom. Grease the nail as you do the pan.

Yes, using bake-even strips with the nail is the best approach.

Good luck!
gracefaith 07/31/2008 9:20 PM
Where can I get Bake Even Strips for a 12 x 18 x 3 pan? The large Wilton set is not long enough because 60+ inches are needed and its longest is 56 inches.
cheryl.eure 08/01/2008 8:36 PM
Just use a sewing needle and pin the strips together