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Band. (a) A round metal hoop, lined with paper, that is placed on a solid baking sheet or board, to serve as an improvised baking pan (q.v.) for large, heavy-batter cakes (q.v.), such as special-occasion cakes. (b) Any continuous, conveyorized baking surface made either of solid steel sheet, perforated steel sheet, or woven wire mesh and used in tunnel ovens (q.v.) or band ovens (q.v.) designed primarily for cracker (q.v.) and cookie (q.v.) baking.