In this post, I’m sharing my easy way to line cake pans with paper. No drawing outlines then cutting out rounds. Nope! It’s really quick and easy.
How to line a cake pan (easily!)
Here’s how I do it:
Tear off a sheet of baking paper / parchment paper.
Fold it in half.
Then fold in in half again.
Then keep folding until you form a long pointy triangle.
Measure it against the cake pan with the pointy end in the middle of the pan.
Then snip the end off.
Unfold and voila! Look at that, a near-perfect circle base for your cake-pan.
Grease the cake pan using butter (sticks best) or oil spray (works but paper will slide a bit).
Press into the base.
Then tear off strips of paper and stick to the walls. My 20cm / 8” cake pan requires 2 full length strips plus a scrap to patch up a gap.
There you go! I hope you find this useful.
And here’s a video tutorial so you can watch me do it:
Pre-cut paper rounds
Though, if you are an avid baker, did you know you can buy pre-cut paper rounds in varying sizes? I have 20cm/8” ones and 23cm / 9” rounds. Super handy! I purchase mine online.
Though to be honest, weirdly, I default to cutting my own. It’s just habit!. – Nagi x
PS Just to share a little anecdote about this method: At the time I figured out how to do this, I really thought I was the first person in the world to discover this. I thought I was so clever, and I applauded myself for coming up with this handy hack.
But a quick search online showed it’s been done by professionals and home cooks “forever”.
Ah well. In my mind, I was the pioneer of this!!