Wilton Cake Release????

Decorating By Florimbio Updated 12 Oct 2007 , 3:31am by madgeowens

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Florimbio Posted 9 Oct 2007 , 5:11pm
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Anyone used it? Does it work? I am getting kinda sick of the flour all over the kitchen, if it greases and flours all in one, it could be a huge time saver.

Any other bands that save you from the flour mess?

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wendalynn11 Posted 9 Oct 2007 , 5:17pm
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I use a home made version of the cake release I learned in one of my classes: 1 cup shortening, 1 cup oil and 1 cup flour, mix together until it is a paste. It works great!!!

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pinkbox Posted 9 Oct 2007 , 5:19pm
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I actually used it for a while... it works great. Then I found a recipe for the same thing at a fraction of the cost. Have been using it since.

maybe this will help.


PAN RELEASE
A excellent pan coating mixture for easy removal of baked goods which also reduces crumbs on the side and bottom of baked cakes.

Ingredients
1 cup flour
1 cup solid vegetable shortening
1 cup vegetable oil
Directions
Combine all ingredients and mix completely. Coat the bottom and sides of the bake pan using a pasty brush. Coat pan until you do not see any shining metal of the pan showing. After cake has cooled 10 minutes turn over onto a board. Cake will release completely from the pan.

Additional Information
Recipe can be adjusted by just using equal amounts of each ingredient.

HOpe this helps

Kim

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Luxe42 Posted 9 Oct 2007 , 5:21pm
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I've used the cake release. Works alright. But I found it to employ an extra step by having to use the pastry brush to prep the pans.

Now I use Crisco with flour no-stick spray for baking. I got it at the grocery store where the rest of the cooking sprays are. I think it works better than Wilton's cake release. It's quicker and easier than pulling out the pastry brush. You just spray in the pan and you're ready to go! thumbs_up.gif

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cheftracy Posted 9 Oct 2007 , 5:21pm
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I use cake release and the aerosol version at work. Great stuff.

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jenbenjr Posted 9 Oct 2007 , 5:22pm
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I also use homemade pan release. I never have a problem with any cake sticking. It is great stuff! thumbs_up.gif

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divinecake Posted 9 Oct 2007 , 5:23pm
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I use the same recipe and it's amazing. Just a note, you don't need to keep it in the fridge, it will keep well on the counter icon_biggrin.gif

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KathleenR Posted 9 Oct 2007 , 5:25pm
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I use Wilton's Bake Easy and have good luck with it. It's a spray. My cakes usually don't stick- except the one I made a few days ago...sigh.

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lizziegirl Posted 9 Oct 2007 , 5:25pm
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Why not jus the non stick spray? That's all I use and never have a problem. It's clean and easy.

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roxxxy_luvs_duff Posted 9 Oct 2007 , 5:28pm
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I just use PAM

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girltrapped Posted 9 Oct 2007 , 5:38pm
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I also use the home made version and have never had any trouble at all with sticking. I don't use the sprays personally because I don't like the "over-shot" that I always get when I use them. I end up wiping down the immediate area that I sprayed my pan in...probably just me though.

I have a basting brush that only gets used for my non stick mix. I use it, wipe the excess back in the storage bowl and store it in a sandwich bag on top of the bowl the mix is in until the next time I need it. This way I eliminate the need to clean out the brush after each use.

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GenGen Posted 9 Oct 2007 , 5:40pm
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i used to use pam with flour which works great but the can has a malfunction i hope they fix soon. sometimes it runs out of "air" and more oft then not it spits out clumps of the ingredient rather then the fine mist it should

so i decided to try the crisco when it Finally got to my town

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DoniB Posted 9 Oct 2007 , 5:44pm
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I've never used anything but the Cake Release since I first tried it several years ago. I've tried crisco and flour, the sprays, everything. For some reason, the Cake Release is it for me! icon_smile.gif Wish they sold it in quart jars! icon_razz.gif

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Gama Posted 9 Oct 2007 , 5:46pm
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I took a Wilton class and the instructor said to use parchment paper cut to size of bottom of cake pan. Thats it! No need to grease sides or anything. icon_eek.gif So nervous as i was ,I tried it,(on a cake for class of course) icon_lol.gif And it worked!!!! Just use a spatula in a up and down motion around sides of pan, turn it over (when cooled)and out it comes. Well it worked!!! icon_biggrin.gif One less mess and one less step. Anything to get to decorating my cakes faster.

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debster Posted 9 Oct 2007 , 5:47pm
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I also use the homemade version and I love, love, love it. Boy does it cut down on the crumbs too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! icon_lol.gif thumbs_up.gif

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Prudence Posted 9 Oct 2007 , 5:51pm
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Hey there- I use the pam spray as well. It is so easy. Anything to make life easier is good for me!!

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DoniB Posted 9 Oct 2007 , 5:51pm
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Never heard of the homemade version before today, so I'll have to give that a shot sometime soon, just to see. icon_smile.gif heck, I"m always up for 'easier' and 'quicker' and most especially, 'CHEAPER'! LOL

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cathyscakes Posted 9 Oct 2007 , 5:56pm
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I use the wilton cake release and it works wonderfully. I always had trouble with the bigger cakes sticking, and now it never happens, I'm to afraid to try anything else now, I'm sure the others work fine, but I have been so happy with wiltons brand that i'm sticking to it.(No pun intended, ha ha,)

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diamondjacks Posted 9 Oct 2007 , 6:00pm
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I can't live without mine! I love Cake release AND I also saw a cool trick but it leaves flour marks on the cakes... Not that you see them after decorated but still.

Spray with your cooking spray ie pam, then dust a little flour over it and wa lah! I thought they were all neat! But i swear by cake release in my class and at home!

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DCHall Posted 9 Oct 2007 , 6:05pm
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I use cake release and have never had a problem with my cakes sticking. I'll have to try the homemade recipe when my current bottle runs out!

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CakesByBabycakes Posted 9 Oct 2007 , 6:11pm
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I always use Wiltons Cake Release, I squirt it in the pan, and spread it around with a small piece of paper towel. I do not like to use aerosole sprays. icon_smile.gif

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tonedna Posted 9 Oct 2007 , 6:19pm
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the wilton pan release works wonderful ...much better than flour and butter...I use bakers joy too is a spray it works wonderful...

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Karate Posted 9 Oct 2007 , 6:54pm
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I use it and love it. I will try the homemade version when this bottle is gone, has to be cheaper.

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jnikki Posted 9 Oct 2007 , 7:03pm
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I love the cake release. Works great!

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kristincu Posted 10 Oct 2007 , 4:01pm
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I also love the Wilton cake release, but will definitely try the homemade version when my current bottle runs out! I really don't like using aerosols and I use a silicone pastry brush that I just pop into the dishwasher, so there's really not much mess to the brush method for me.

Cheers!
Kristin

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dabear Posted 10 Oct 2007 , 10:09pm
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It's the best stuff I've ever used. I squirt it into my pans and brush it around with a pastry brush. Sometimes I use the homemade mixture. I really prefer the WIlton.

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havingfun Posted 11 Oct 2007 , 12:17am
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I just use a paper towel with my homemade pan stuff. Less work than having to wash a brush. LOL!

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elizw Posted 11 Oct 2007 , 4:01pm
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i just spray with butter flavored non-stick spray and line the bottom with either wax paper. then i give the wax paper a light mist of non-stick spray. works like a charm!

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tonedna Posted 11 Oct 2007 , 5:04pm
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i used t use the paper towel but the spray realease is sooooooo much better!

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cholmberg Posted 11 Oct 2007 , 5:47pm
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I LOVE the wilton cake release. I have never had a single problem
with a cake sticking using that. I've not tried the homemade stuff
yet, but I will.

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