Can I Use Wax Paper Instead Of Parchment Paper??

Baking By katiedeva Updated 23 Jan 2006 , 11:06am by lotsoftots

katiedeva Posted 21 Jan 2006 , 4:12am
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I am making cookies & realized I am out of parchment paper! icon_sad.gif I always line the cookie sheets w/ parchment for cookies & they turn out perfect. This might be a silly question, but can wax paper do the same thing??? SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!! THANKS!! icon_smile.gif


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chaptlps Posted 21 Jan 2006 , 4:18am
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I have tried it before with horrid results the wax melts into the food item and it's impossible to get off. At least that has been my experience with wax paper.

katiedeva Posted 21 Jan 2006 , 4:22am
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Thanks for replying... I just googled it & apparently you shoud only bake w/ wax paper if the wax is completely covered w/ the food (like lining the bottom of a cake pan) so the wax is not supposed to be directly exposed to the heat.... dang it!! Off to the store I go!! icon_sad.gif

chaptlps Posted 21 Jan 2006 , 4:28am
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sounds about right. o well.

snicker Posted 21 Jan 2006 , 5:02am
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I know this isn't really what this is about, but don't use parchment to make buttercream flowers on!! I was out of wax paper one day and made about 28 buttercream poinsettias on parchment paper.(i put little squares of it on my flower nail then laid them all out) Well, a few hours later I figured they were dry enough to apply to make cake. Wrong, they actually absorb into the parchment, so I couldnt get them off. icon_cry.gif I was soooo upset. I found a way to make about half of them work but they definitely didn't look great. Just thought I'd share so no one else makes that mistake. They are definitely not always interchangeable, they have some very different qualities!!!

cakefairy18 Posted 21 Jan 2006 , 3:42pm
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about the buttercream time put them in the fridge, they crust faster and harder and probably wont have time to absorb into the ppr

lotsoftots Posted 23 Jan 2006 , 11:06am
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In a pinch, I have used foil instead of parchment. Not quite as nice, but still saves cleaning in between batches.

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