How to line pan easily with parchment paper ! Why you should always do it and the best technique to use for a quick release and to get perfect cakes after baking.
How to line pan easily
If you've never experienced cake stuck to the bottom of the pan then you may be asking yourself the question "Why line a cake pan?"
You can often read in recipe instructions that you should grease your pan with butter and flour or with parchment paper. Yes, but why?
Why line the pan?
To unmould it perfectly! But also quickly!
Example: You are in the middle of preparing a birthday cake for your child and comes the time to unmold the cake, it does not want to come off the bottom! RIP 🪦 to your sponge cake, you are good to go again! (this is from experience 😅).
The cake stuck in the bottom, impossible to unmold, you are obliged to force and it comes off and spoils. With this technique you will NEVER have this problem again!
Adopt the best practices of those who succeed with their cakes! Always line your pans!
How to line a round cake pan with parchment paper
Cut out the parchment paper
1 - Cut out the circle for the bottom of the pan and to make it as simple as possible use the cake pan directly as a pattern and cut out the round with a sugar paste knife. Do this on a cutting board so as not to damage your work surface.
2 - For the strip of paper for the edges of the pan, you can measure the necessary amount in length and height directly on your cake pan and cut the strip of baking paper with scissors.
Attach the parchment paper to the pan
1 - This is an optional step, but you can spray the inside of the pan with nonstick spray so that the baking paper adheres well to the surface of the pan and stays in place.
2 - Place your disk and the strip of parchment paper inside the cake pan. Press with your fingers so that they stick to the sides of the pan.
This step can be a little annoying in the long run, so be organized by cutting several disks and strips of parchment paper ahead of time 😉.