No-Stick Cake?

Decorating By justbyangela Updated 14 Oct 2009 , 2:30pm by DianeLM

justbyangela Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 12:42pm
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What do you use to keep the cake from sticking? I have always coated the pan with butter, however pretty much every time it always ends up sticking in some way or another. Should I be using something else? I need to use something that's known to keep it from sticking as I am extremely new to this and the easier it is for me, the better!! icon_smile.gif

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crisseyann Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 12:56pm
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Three words....homemade cake release! So easy and WAY cheaper than those aerosol cans of cake release.

Combine in a bowl ,equal parts vegetable shortening, vegetable oil, and all-purpose flour. I usually mix 1/2 cup of each at a time. I store mine in a covered plastic container in the fridge, but other people leave it out at room temp. Take a pastry brush and "paint" the sides and bottom of your pans before filling with batter.

I use this exclusively. I've never used parchment, though some people swear by it. HTH. icon_smile.gif

DianeLM Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 2:30pm
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I'm too lazy to deal with cake release, so I just use a flour and oil spray like Bakers Joy or Crisco.

However, I'm not too lazy to cut a piece of parchment to fit on the bottom of every pan (when possible, of course). I NEVER have cake stuck to the bottom. It's impossible with parchment on the bottom. Plus, I leave the parchment on the layer until the last minute. Helps prevent the cake from breaking while working with it (flipping it over on the cooling rack, leveling, torting, etc..)

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