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I love baking, and especially cakes. I love decorating cakes as well and I've taken 2 cake decorating classes in the past. Besides learning a lot about decorating cakes, I learned some tips about baking them as well. I'm going to share one of those tips today.
Before taking this class, I used to have the problem of my cakes sticking to the sides of the pans, especially the bottom, no matter how much non-stick spray I used. No more of that!
To prevent your round cake from sticking, follow these steps:
1. Take your cake pan (doesn't have to be a non-stick one) and liberally spread a coat of Crisco on the bottom and the sides.
2. Take a piece of wax paper and press it into the bottom of the pan, running your finger all around the circle to crease the wax paper.
3. Pull the wax paper back out and then cut along the circle created by the crease.
4. Put the wax circle back into the bottom of the pan and smooth it down with more Crisco.
5. Pour your cake batter into the wax lined pan and bake.
6. After the cake has finished baking and cooled, run a knife around the inside edges of the cake pan and gently lift the cake out. The bottom of the cake will come out easily, with the wax paper still attached. Don't forget to pull of the wax paper before frosting your cake!
And here's the finished product from my baking efforts this past weekend. We had friends over for dinner and I decided to bake a cake with 4 layers, filled with chocolate and white chocolate pudding and frosted with fudge frosting.
Needless to say, the cake was well received by all!
If you'd like to share something that works for you, please leave me a comment. And be sure to link yourself over at Shannon's, the host of Works-For-Me Wednesday.
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