First Victoria sponge was a disaster


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that's really sweet of you to say that! but i had to throw it out - i tasted some. it tasted burnt, because I didn't know how to adjust the temp for smaller tins.

Norcal gave the tip that I should have used heating core/heating pins for cakes height of 3 inches.
 
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Yes, I believe these are the ones @Norcalbaker59 uses.
She shared more info, especially about counterfeits on amazon.
and she's not a Fat diddio fan.



I'm not staying in the states, so I ordered a 1 parrish magic line thru amazon too, to try my dumb luck. :) I'm not prepared to go the expensive route of using a restaurant supply store and overseas shipping. Fingers crossed that mine isn't counterfeit.
I'm using nordicware naturals for my sheets and cake pans, but they have sloping edges and curved corners, which is less of a professional look.

good luck, really sad to see how burnt your first 2 attempts were. looks like it is an equipment problem.
I would not buy from Amazon, because they have a ton of counterfeits. And I mean a ton of counterfeits.

Parrish Magic Pan has a cult like following with event cake bakers. And I mean a CULT following. So this pan is going to have junky counterfeits all over Amazon.

Parrish Magic Pan has been in business for years. They don’t have a website. You can only purchase their pans at a restaurant supply store or a cake specialty shop. I would never purchase anything of any brand name from Amazon ever.
 
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That’s about right,for me anyway,give me a driveway to block pave,I can do it,give me a cake to bake,useless

oh come on down, I can do both. so I’m convinced you can bake a cake too.

One day my husband came into the house and said, “I am so embarrassed.” I asked him why he said he was out in the front yard and the neighbor walked up and said, “Jim all the men in the neighborhood wanna know how you do it?” He asked, “Do what?” Neighbor said, “Get your wife to do everything in the yard?”

We had a 1/2 acre lot. I created the landscape design, cut all the garden beds. Designed the ipe wood deck. I was designing my building plans, and at that point he put his foot down and insisted I hire a deck builder. When the builder finished the deck, he said I will never build another deck like this again. I designed the layout of the boards, and used a to ensure not a single screw head is visible on the deck floor or steps.

Whether you’re building a deck or mixing, it’s about attention to the details.
 
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lol,did your hubby know you was superwoman when he met you or did he realise after you were married,seriously Tho how can I get some tins I can trust
 
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lol,did your hubby know you was superwoman when he met you or did he realise after you were married,seriously Tho how can I get some tins I can trust

Try Lakeland and the restaurant supply stores in the UK. I don’t know what the policies are in the UK with the restaurant supply stores, some may require a business license to shop. Send them an email to ask before you try to place an order. Anodized aluminum is probably the best you can do in the UK. It will still conduct heat more intensely. I’ll have to reduce your baking temperature. But at least it’s better than the dark coated tins. The dark coated tins are absolutely the very worst you don’t want anything dark coated. I would go with anodized aluminum any day before I would use a dark coated metal.




 
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do you think these are worth a try
 

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That one is more a cheesecake with the thick bottom. The thin bottom tins look pretty good. But since you haven’t master the cake yet, start with a solid bottom. But I don’t see a light color metal in a solid bottom.

Try PME or Fat Daddio







I don’t know if they will ship this to the UK. The manufacturer Chicago Metallic has a site on Amazon. Since the site belongs to the manufacture do you know the products are not counterfeits. Of my favorite cake tins is the Chicago Metallic Commercial II Uncoated cake. But I don’t know if they will ship to the UK or if it is worth the cost of shipping.


I used it here
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I used it again for this chocolate cake
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And to bake this pristine little sponge cake.
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Thankyou so much for your help,which of these do you rate best
 

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Norcal is using wilton’s bake even strips. Google for Baking strips.
But don’t get the silicon ones by rose levy bereruam. I got them. They are meh.
 
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I got the Velcro ones from regency. Just cos I’m a lazy girl. Pros: Velcro! Cons: made for size 8 and 9 inches. Doesn’t do 6’’ well.

Wilton is the one everyone seems to be using. It’s a strap in thingy.
Pros: I think they have the strips in different lengths
Cons: not easy like Velcro.

Disclaimer: I have not done a side by side comparison with regency and Wilton as I don’t own the Wilton strips.
 
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And Stephen, you might have to type ‘@‘ and ‘forum members name’ if you are directing a comment to them? Eg: @ShuBunny directs to me
 
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