What Is The Best Way To Grease A Pan?

Decorating By loncake Updated 1 May 2007 , 5:39pm by cambo

loncake Posted 30 Apr 2007 , 11:26pm
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I'm having conflicting advise, some people think that cooking spray with flour dusted over is best, another said to use the wilten cake release ( i dont like the taste it gives to the cake) and another is the vegetable shortening with flour dusted over top. Please, if you have a better way to grease a pan, tell me. Whats the best way to do it, and whats your favorite way? Thanks!!!

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doescakestoo Posted 30 Apr 2007 , 11:35pm
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I have used many different types of pan grease. You yourself will have to try alot to find the one you like. JMO

JoAnnB Posted 30 Apr 2007 , 11:37pm
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For regular cakes (not angel food) I always use parchment, no grease.

gibbler Posted 30 Apr 2007 , 11:38pm
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I line the bottom of the pan with parchment and spray the entire pan with the kroger version of butter flavored pam.

I have done the shortening and flour routine before, but the pam is just easier.


mookie123 Posted 30 Apr 2007 , 11:42pm
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I read this one on here. I mix equal parts of Crisco, flour and vegetable oil. I keep it in a plastic container with a lid on and use a pastry brush to coat my pans. Works like a charm EVERY time. (And there's no fusing with cutting parchment or waxed paper!)

Tolinda Posted 30 Apr 2007 , 11:55pm
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i like to just line the bottom with parchment and spray the sides with a cooking spray then dusted with flour. that works best for me. when the cake is done, i just run a knife around the sides and it just pops right out. then all you gotta do is peel the parchment off.

Annalisa Posted 1 May 2007 , 12:14am
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I cover my pan with margarine and then dust with flour, I have been doing this for many years and have never had a problem..

AmyBeth Posted 1 May 2007 , 12:16am
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Over a year ago I read the homemade cake release recipe on here. I have been using it ever since. It is the equal parts oil, shortening, and flour recipe.
It works wonders and is cheap.

czyadgrl Posted 1 May 2007 , 12:17am
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I use either a heavy dose of non-stick spray (usually store brand version of Pam). OR a heavy greasing with Crisco.

Crisco works prefectly for me 100% of the time, but I'm often too lasy and would rather just spray!

(NO flour or parchemnt with either).

paolacaracas Posted 1 May 2007 , 12:22am
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homemade cake release for me

PJ37 Posted 1 May 2007 , 12:35am
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For round or rectangular pans, I have always greased with Crisco and lined with a wax paper round or rectangle. I have never had a problem with the cake releasing.

jhomik Posted 1 May 2007 , 1:00am
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I like the spray with the flour in it.

The cakes just pop right out!


soccermom17 Posted 1 May 2007 , 1:07am
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I have the cake release, and it works very well, but can get pricey. I made the cake release. It didn't work well for me. We had a couple of fights! I just bought the crisco spray with flour in it, and I am in love!! It works excellent, for me.

southrnhearts Posted 1 May 2007 , 1:14am
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IF its about ease AND preference... Crisco for Baking Spray (with flour)

if its about cost and whats lying around, then I use a clean paper towel dabbed in Crisco and dust with flour.... I have lots more to do and am not gonna find the time to cut flipping circles no matter how it works LOL

kudos to u that do
but I love my spray icon_biggrin.gif now that its made with flour added!

crumbscakeartistry Posted 1 May 2007 , 1:21am
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Crisco with flour or Wilton spray works perfect every time. Baker's Joy never works for me and I do not have the time to try another method.

MsRhonda Posted 1 May 2007 , 9:48am
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I use Crisco baking spray with flour. I used to use the Wilton cake release, but like you, I thought it had a taste to it that I didn't care for.

cambo Posted 1 May 2007 , 5:39pm
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Originally Posted by AmyBeth

Over a year ago I read the homemade cake release recipe on here. I have been using it ever since. It is the equal parts oil, shortening, and flour recipe.
It works wonders and is cheap.

Ditto....I used to grease and flour my pans, but have never looked back!

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