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    Default Help! Baking cake but oven won't close.

    Help. I am baking a very big cake. I measured the width but didn't think to check the depth to make sure the tin will fit. Any way the cake is now in the oven trying to cook with the door slightly ajar with a wet towel covering the gap. Any other tips or help will be appreciated. Moving the cake to another oven is not an option at this point.

    I'm trying to cook a mud cake for a very special family celebration.

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    Default Help! Baking cake but oven won't close.

    I don't think it's going to work.

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    i have never had this situation..

    Things that come to mind are

    block it with alfoil
    turn the temp a little higher up
    put a pan of water in to keep the moisture high
    if you have a fire blanket, drape it over the oven... But keep a close eye on it

    hope and pray.. Good luck!

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    Default Re: Help! Baking cake but oven won't close.

    Noooo... Don't say that.

    Take it back.. Take it back..take it back..!

    I'm seriously crossing my fingers here. It's being cooked on a very low temp as per instructions. Hoping the wet towel is enough to keep the heat in.

    Freaking out.

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    Don't give up yet. (unless it turns into a fire hazard ) Mud cakes are cooked at a lower temp anyway as they are a pretty dense cake. Do you have a sugar thermometer to help you monitor & maintain a constant temp? If you're lucky it might work and if not you might need to go to the cheesecake shop (usually open till 7pm) Good luck

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    Default Re: Help! Baking cake but oven won't close.

    Quote Originally Posted by MsImpatient View Post
    i have never had this situation..

    Things that come to mind are

    block it with alfoil
    turn the temp a little higher up
    put a pan of water in to keep the moisture high
    if you have a fire blanket, drape it over the oven... But keep a close eye on it

    hope and pray.. Good luck!
    Good thinking.. Don't have a fire blanket but maybe it might be worth wrapping the wet towel in foil.

    can't believe I didn't check depth.
    Stupid, stupid, stupid. But can't help but laugh at myself.

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    Default Re: Help! Baking cake but oven won't close.

    Quote Originally Posted by beccacino View Post
    Don't give up yet. (unless it turns into a fire hazard ) Mud cakes are cooked at a lower temp anyway as they are a pretty dense cake. Do you have a sugar thermometer to help you monitor & maintain a constant temp? If you're lucky it might work and if not you might need to go to the cheesecake shop (usually open till 7pm) Good luck
    I'm not gonna give up. I will have success one way or another. The oven is only open about an inch if that. Gonna check regularly to make sure the towel doesn't dry out. I have made so many cakes I can't believe I didn't check. I will be holding my breath for a few hours I think. I don't have a sugar thermometer, all I have is a meat thermometer. I'm sure if I turn the cake every so often that might Jeep with even temp. Of it starts rising uneven I have been told to weigh it down

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    Default Re: Help! Baking cake but oven won't close.

    It's rising evenly!

    Here's hoping it's gonna work.

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    It's rising evenly!

    Here's hoping it's gonna work.

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