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Should I use parchment paper?

post #1 of 6
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I'm baking a 6" cake as part of a wedding cake. Should I use parchment paper to line the pan? or just grease and flour it?
post #2 of 6
parchment will usually add dimples to the side of a cake, however, it can be way more forgiving when it comes time to remove it from a pan.
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post #3 of 6
I am a fan of Bakers Joy to spray a pan, no paper needed. 'tis truely a joy!
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post #4 of 6
I always use parchment paper - to avoid dimples, I cut a circle of paper for the bottom. The sides don't present a problem because you can always run a knife around the sides if the cake hasn;t detached from the sides before removing.
They don't have baker's joy here so i can't use it. But for me, for some reason, the butter and flouring the pan just doesn;t work. It used to work when i was in the U.S. but when i came to italy, maybe because of the difference of the flour or I don;t know what, my cakes started sticking badly to the pans. Once they finally came out with parchment paper, I don't bake without it.
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post #5 of 6
I too parchment the bottoms of the pans and use the butter/flour mix for the sides. Even if the cake does stick to the sides, it is easily loosened with a quick run of the knife.
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post #6 of 6
I would do both..butter and line parchment and butter flour again. don't want to risk a wedding cake. I get better results this way but someone use bakers joy spray when I am lazy.
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