Collaring Your Cake Pans (Make A Deeper Cake)

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This technique is mostly referred to as "collaring". This is very handy to avoid batter over spills in your oven if you accidentally fill your cake pan to full. It can also be used to create a much deeper cake that what your cake pan allows. In this demonstration I have used a 6" x 2" cake pan.



Grease and flour your cake pan as normal.




Cut your parchment paper to a length that is a few inches greater than the circumfrance of your pan.
Example: If you have a 6" Cake pan, cut your parchment paper to 8" in length.
The point is you want it to overlap in the next step.



Create a "Collar" by wrapping the parchement paper to the inside of your cake pan.
The fill with batter as you normally would.!

TIP 1: The parchment usually does not want to stick to the edge of your cake pan, making it very difficult to get your batter in there. I usually take a small dab of the batter on my finger and wipe it on the edge of the cake pan, and the parchment should adhere to that. I also add a dab to the parment where it overlaps to keep it in place.

TIP 2 : Use a heating core! The deeper your cake is, the longer it has to cook in order to fully cook the middle. Also make sure you add extra baking time.

For the purpose of this demonstration I have used an extremely tall collar, however I do not reccommend using one this high. 2 inches or so above your cake pan’s edge will suffice.


Comments (9)


I do this all the time. I use wax paper and it works fine. I also use non-stick spray and have no trouble with the paper sticking.


FYI only:  In step 2, you can go 8" hi, not recommended, 2"-3" higher than the pan is plenty, but you need 21" in length, not 8".

In step 3, TIP 1, you can anchor the paper to the sides with bakers grease, also sticks the overlap to itself. TIP 2, flower nails work well here too. {:o)

tracie42 , I do it every time with any pan, just to be on the safe side. It also helps some to keep the top level.


A heating core is something in the centre of the cake to help conduct the heat so the inside cooks evenly. That's what the tube is in a tube pan