Originally Posted by soygurl
Originally Posted by varika
I use the Wilton spray-with-flour, but I also use parchment paper. I spray the bottom, put the parchment in, and spray it and the sides. I have the most beautiful releases ever now.
Why spray when you use parchment? Especially, why spray before
the parchment? At the bakery I work at it's parchment only for everything. Seems to work fine to me, but I've never tried spraying the parchment...
It's a trick I learned from Food Network. The spray before helps the parchment to stick to the bottom of the pan and not move around when I pour the batter in, and spray after helps the parchment release from the cake better, as well as helping the cake release from the sides of the pan easier. I never even have to run a knife around the outside of the cake, unless I've let it sit overnight in the pan.
I tried it with just parchment once, and it came out of the pan nicely, but then when I pulled the parchment away from the cake, a huge hunk of cake came with it from the bottom of my cake, so ever since, I use the spray too. It does seem to work just as well with pan grease, too.