Springform Pans?

Decorating By CakesbyBecca Updated 20 Jun 2008 , 5:36am by CakeDiva73

CakesbyBecca Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 11:25pm
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Can I use Spring form pans to bake "normal" cakes? I have to make a 6" round and a 10" round for my Wilton Course 3 and I don't have the money to buy the pans, but I do have those sizes in Springform.


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patrincia Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 11:33pm
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The only problem is your batter might leak out the seams at the bottom edge of the springform. You can actually make your own pans using foil... check out a copy of The Cake Bible for directions. Or maybe you could borrow pans from someone else in the class.

bevyd Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 11:39pm
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I did it once with my 8 sf pan, and the cake came out fine, the only thing I did wrong was I tried to cut it in half, it ended up being lop sided. I am the type of person that can't draw a straight line with a ruler.So go ahead and use them.Good Luck.

smitakasargod Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 11:42pm
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I always use a springform pan for my 4 & 10 inch cakes. No problem. Mine are pretty tight though so the batter does not leak out.

patrincia Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 11:46pm
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good to know. I think I'd take some precautionary measures and place the springforms on a sheet pan just in case.

CakesbyBecca Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 5:15am
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Thanks. I think I'll give it a try.


Texas_Rose Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 5:23am
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I've done it before. Fold up some strips of foil and put them around the bottom edge for a tighter fit...you'll be able to feel the difference when you close the pan.

nikki72905 Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 5:33am
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I have the Wilton springform pans in three sizes. I got them at Walmart for around 17.00.

These are the only pans I have and the only pans I have used, I have never had a problem where the batter leaks, and it is so nice, when you can release the sides and then peel off the bottom.

I use a cake release of crisco and flower and it always work wonderful ... For chocolate cake I use cocoa powder and crisco.

I love them!

CakeDiva73 Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 5:36am
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I always line the outside of the springform tightly with foil, usually to prevent water from sneaking into my cheesecakes, lol. I used to use the 6" cheesecake pans before I got the ML ones and they worked nicely because they were so high. I just baked and triple torted to get the height (instead of having to bake both layers) but you need a core since they are too deep for the nail.

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