Jennz818 Posted 22 Jul 2005 , 4:08am
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Hi everyone,
Quick question...I need to make a bunch of cakes tomorrow and thought to save myself some time I would whip up a batch of the pan grease (flour, oil and crisco). Since greasing my pans seems to put me over the edge.
I left it in my kitchenaid for about 4-5 minutes and it looks like cake batter...does this seem right?
Thanks a ton!!!
Jennz

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leily Posted 22 Jul 2005 , 4:12am
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are you using equal parts of each? I just mixed some up myself tonight and I think because it is warmer it looks like that. I didn't remember it looking like that, however it has been awhile since I made some. However mine looked like thin cake batter. I used it tonight and it still works the same, my guess is it just looks softer because of the heat and humidity here. Hope this eases your mind.

Leily

Jennz818 Posted 22 Jul 2005 , 12:44pm
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Leily,
Thanks for the reply. Yes, I used a stick of crisco, a cup of oil and a cup of flour. I guess I was expecting it to be much thicker like a crisco consistency.
I'll try it out.
Thanks again,
Jenn

ntertayneme Posted 22 Jul 2005 , 12:56pm
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It'll be pretty thick Jennz... I use 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of shortening and 3/4 cup of oil.. I've hear of others that use equal parts of each .. I don't really think it matters... I'm sure it would work either way.. Just store it in an air tight container... it's great and I don't use anything else! Good luck!

Sugar Posted 22 Jul 2005 , 1:31pm
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I got lazy and bought the Pam with flour. It works like a charm. I'll never go back. It's just too darn easy!

Jennz818 Posted 22 Jul 2005 , 1:34pm
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Sugar,
I had bought the Bakers Joy and I seemed to go through the can really fast. And when I sprayed it I felt like I was choking on flour fumes...it was awful. Even tho I put the pan over the sink it still seemed to get everywhere.
Jenn

Sugar Posted 22 Jul 2005 , 1:36pm
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I don't really have that trouble with the Pam. But I'm not doing this professionally and I'm making small cakes too. So it might be different for other people.

ntertayneme Posted 22 Jul 2005 , 1:40pm
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I find Pam sprays make a crusty edge on my cakes, so I stopped using it for that reason .. when discussing the problem I had with the edges crusting, the instructor in a cake decorating class I took at the local university asked me if I was using a cooking spray. I told her I was and she said that was my problem... when I stopped using it, I no longer got the crusty edges on my cakes... so did the shortening/flour thing for ages until I tried the Wilton cake release.. then I read on here where others were making their own cake release .. so I tried it and love it... no more expensive cake release for me!! lol... it's much cheaper to make your own and it's not hard at all to apply .. I keep mine in one of those cheap Glad/Ziploc plastic bowls... I have a 2 inch pastry brush that use only for coating my cake pans... it takes about 15-20 seconds to coat the pan .. really easy to do icon_biggrin.gif

amegamom Posted 22 Jul 2005 , 1:54pm
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Just want to double check, you don't have to refrigerate this stuff do you?

campbelland Posted 22 Jul 2005 , 2:06pm

The Wilton teacher I had gave us this one:

Equal parts of Crisco, flour and Oil

I just mix mine up with a rubber spatula. And its sort of runny.

cakeconfections Posted 22 Jul 2005 , 2:18pm

You dont have to put it in the frige but i do. The advantage of the frige is, it keeps it from seperating so you dont have to remix it.

CakeBaker Posted 22 Jul 2005 , 2:45pm

I don't put oil in mine. Just equal parts Crisco and flour.

Sugar Posted 22 Jul 2005 , 2:56pm

I'll keep that in mind with the edges, thanks for the tip!

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