"Ok, I am unclear about a few things: do you use prepare your pan with bakers spray and then line the pan with parchment and another lite layer of bakers sprat? What are you using to level the cake? I have heard people lay a towel over the cake and level with their hands. I don't do that. I level after the cake is completely cool. And sometime I I freeze them a bit so they aren't as crumbly.
What kind of spatula are using?I use a thin metal one. Sometime referred to as a pallet knife. Let me know if this helps. There are a few ways to level a cake. Hth"
I prepare my pans by spraying them first. Then I cut out a parchment shape in the shape of whatever pan i'm using and lay it in the pan, then lightly spray it (not always necessary) and add my cake batter.
I use a metal spatula to even it out if it is a batter if needed. Depends on the batter i'm making.
If I have to level a cake layer I use a serrated knife once it cools completely. I use the pam baking spray. It's the only one that hasn't clogged up on me before the can is empty. Hth.