chutzpah Posted 3 May 2008 , 7:59am
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My baking strips are a wreck and I need new ones. I just purchased a sewing machine and thought that at some point I had read that folks had made their own from terry toweling.

My question is.... how many layers of toweling?

Thanks.

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minkiemoo Posted 3 May 2008 , 8:20am
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I use homemade bake even strips and mine are two layers of towel.

chutzpah Posted 3 May 2008 , 8:52am
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Thank you. I was thinking either two or three layers.

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 3 May 2008 , 11:26am
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do you use old towels or new ones will work as well?

chutzpah Posted 3 May 2008 , 1:09pm
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I'm sure new ones would work, but I am going to use old ones.

kansaslaura Posted 3 May 2008 , 1:29pm
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I recently made some baking strips from some terry cloth scraps I have. They were new. I doubled them and they're too thick. I am going to make some new ones with only one thickness. I did not like the way the outside edge of the cake came out and the cake was hard to remove from the pan. I never had that problem until these new thick strips.

How are you planning to fasten them? I'm using a large saftey pin right now but am toying with the idea of velcro--wonder if it can take the heat.

foots2 Posted 3 May 2008 , 1:33pm
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I took old bath towels and cut strips about 4inches wide the length of the towel. I didnt sew anything, I just fold them in half when I need to use then. I wrap them around the pans and tuck the ends into its self and go. Ive been using them for a year or 2 now. I tried the bake strips from the store and I think the towels soaked and wrung out work better for me. And they virtually cost nothing.

chutzpah Posted 3 May 2008 , 1:46pm
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I'm going to use the long pins that came with my old ones. I guess it depends on how thick the orginal toweling is whether one folds or not, and how many times.

doitallmom Posted 3 May 2008 , 1:57pm
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Please let us know what works best. I need some but they are always one of those things that I just do without.

daranaco Posted 3 May 2008 , 2:21pm

I use small binder clips to secure my baking strips. They're easy to attach and detach.

dinas27 Posted 3 May 2008 , 2:25pm
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Originally Posted by kansaslaura



How are you planning to fasten them? I'm using a large saftey pin right now but am toying with the idea of velcro--wonder if it can take the heat.




oh no velcro! might melt and heated plastic gives off toxic fumes!

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 3 May 2008 , 3:07pm
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Originally Posted by foots2

I took old bath towels and cut strips about 4inches wide the length of the towel. I didnt sew anything, I just fold them in half when I need to use then. I wrap them around the pans and tuck the ends into its self and go. Ive been using them for a year or 2 now. I tried the bake strips from the store and I think the towels soaked and wrung out work better for me. And they virtually cost nothing.




do you wring them out pretty well or just so it's not dripping?

kansaslaura Posted 3 May 2008 , 3:11pm

They need to be just damp; wring them out well.

I LOVE the idea of binder clips!

..and I cross the velcro off the list!

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 3 May 2008 , 3:23pm

thanks! off to try them out =D

bakerliz Posted 3 May 2008 , 9:06pm

Thanks forthe idea. I tried it today and it worked great!! icon_biggrin.gif

pearliesmom Posted 3 May 2008 , 9:14pm

Thanks for the wonderful idea. I was debating on buying those, but now I will just try your way. thumbs_up.gif

butterflywings Posted 4 May 2008 , 1:12am

hey gals... thanks for the idea... i'd been thinking about buying the baking strips but was having a hard time justifying the cost... and i just happen to have some dish towels i was about to replace... icon_biggrin.gif and I LOVE using the binder clips! can't wait to try this with my next cake

love5 Posted 16 Aug 2013 , 1:39pm

Hi i just made my own bake strips last night after seeing a post just cut strips from my old towl and the ends overlaped all i did to hold in place was use a paper clip worked great. I soaked the strips and just rung them out a tiny bit i wanted them to stay pretty wet.My cakes seem to come out pretty good and i made a 8x3,10x3 and 12x3 cake. Loved the idea when i saw it and best was i already had the towel compared to spending $9 for a bake strip.

dl5crew Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 4:55pm

*Stupid question time*

 

In using the homemade baking strips, would it matter if they are used in a gas oven vs an electric oven? I will be making the cake for my daughters baby shower tomorrow. I'm going to use the new commercial gas oven at my church since I can bake everything at once. ;-)

shanter Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 8:55pm

I fold up a few sheets of newspaper, soak them in water, wrap aluminum foil around them so the newspaper doesn't dry out, and attached them to the cake pan with binder clips. Always a success.

FutureCakeBoss Posted 16 Dec 2014 , 4:38am

um.......you can make homemade baking strips??? lol :$

 

I was just gonna buy the Wilton one?

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