I am trying to use Wilton's Harry Potter shaped pan. I tried baking the cake tonight, first greasing/flouring the pan. The middle of it (Harry's face) stuck to the pan.
Does anyone have any tips as to how to bake this kind of cake?
How long did you cool the cake in the pan?
If cooled too long, the shortening/flour firms up again and acts like glue....
Here are the baking/decorating instructions, in case you didn't get them with your pan:
I don't know if this will help you but I always use the Wilton cake release in those character pans! JanH is right on also about letting it cool too long, good luck!
I have always used Baker's Joy (a spray which includes flour) which works very well for me. I cool my character cakes in the pan on a rack for about 10 minutes before I level the cake and flip it onto a paper towel covered rack. Then I cover with a sheet of cling wrap (only the upper surface and sides, not the bottom) and set the pan back over the cake till it's cool (about 2 hours).
Thanks, everyone, for the replies! I tried using the Cake Release stuff for the first time, and it worked great! Will definitely be buying this from now on.
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