I have already broken one beautiful cheesecake in half trying to remove the bottom of the springform pan.
Mostly because I forgot to freeze if before the transfer. I sometimes make two at time for friends on their special
occasions, parties and celebrations. I am always nervous removing the bottom of the pan. I use a brown paper
parchment under the cake and on the sides.
Is there anything I can insert into the pan such as a rigid piece of coated cardboard that will ease this separation?
If you have any ideas, please let me know.. Thanks.. Gary Moore
I just had a successful separation. I had a parchment round under the cake when I baked. I took the bottom of the frozen cake and pan and set it on
a cooling rack over a bowl of hot water. This allowed me to separate the two and move with a couple of spatulas..
Still looking for suggestions on how to make this process easier and less nerve wracking..
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turn the bottom upside down when you put it in. instead of having the bottom like a little swimming pool with a dip
turn the bottom so it's a raised ridge with the edges down. Cheese cake sitting on parchment paper will then slip right off after baked.
if you're worried about leakage, just put it on a small baking sheet or a bit of foil.
Not worried about leakage, I always wrap in aluminum foil and water bath. What I am not wild about is that all three of the pans I have have
a rolled seam on the bottom with an open space that will be open to the batter if I turn it upside down. I saw a video where a guy put another bottom on top of the finished cheesecake to turn it over, but I am too chicken to try that. G
yes you can place a cardboard cake circle under cheesecake for baking -- then after it is cold you can replace with a fresh circle -- that way, like MB said you can use the bottom of the pan upside down for baking no problem -- if you can get wax coated cake circles all the better, non-waxed circles work as well -- and you can brush them yourself with melted food safe wax if you want to too
Glad had a sucess getting your cheesecake out of the pan. I use regular cake pans that are deeper than 2in with a parchment round underneath the crust. I put it in the fridge run the blowtorch over the pan and put a cardboard round on the top and flip then flip back over so the top is showing.