Greasing And Flouring Pans

Decorating By BakersGuy Updated 8 Apr 2013 , 10:38pm by BakersGuy

BakersGuy Posted 2 Apr 2013 , 8:55pm
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Hello Everyone


Might be far fetched but I am a work I mean baker in progress!  Question, does greasing and flouring cake pans have anything to do with my cakes shrinking?  I used parchment paper for the first time in my pans on yesterday and call me crazy but the cakes seem to rise more and they did not shrink/fall at all.  Has anyone else experienced this? Not sure if I just got lucky or if switching to lining pans with parchment paper is the trick.



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BakingIrene Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 9:13pm
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I stopped greasing and flouring pans more than 20 years ago, right after I was able to buy bakers parchment in the grocery store.  I line the bottoms, no other treatment at all.


The cake batter does stick to clean pan sides and it does rise better.  Not your imagination.

kvand Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 9:19pm
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I use parchement and a very light coating of non stick spray. no flouring for me... what a

Chellescakes Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 9:45pm
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Parchment all the way , I bring the collar up a good inch or two above the tin and fill the tin with enough batter that it bakes just above the top of the tin , then it is easy to cut across the top of the tin to level the cake and I get a perfect 3 inch layer every time.  


It also makes it easier to wash the tin too. 

BakersGuy Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 10:38pm
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Thanks a million everyone!  Used the parchment paper again and perfect cakes! 



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